Pentathletes continue Rio 2016 Olympic preparations at European Championships

02 July 2016

Pentathlon GB’s four Rio-bound athletes will continue their build-up to the Olympic Games by competing at the European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria this week.

London 2012 silver-medallist Samantha Murray and Kate French are joined in the women’s squad by fellow University of Bath graduate Joanna Muir and current Sociology student Georgia Pipes.

Jamie Cooke and Mathematics student Joe Choong, an Ivor Powell Sports Scholar and Dual Career athlete, will contest the men’s individual competition along with Sam Curry and Tom Toolis, who is studying Sport & Exercise Science at the University. Luke Tasker and James Myatt will also be making their second international appearances of the year.

The women’s individual qualifying rounds are on Thursday and the final on Saturday. The men will be in action on Friday and Sunday.

Last year’s European Championships were staged at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and saw French and Choong achieve the Rio 2016 Olympic qualifying standard.

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