Student Joe Choong ends busy international year at Junior World Modern Pentathlon Champs

18 September 2016

A long international season that included a trip to Rio 2016 came to an end for University of Bath student Joe Choong at the 2016 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships in Cairo, Egypt.

The 21-year-old, making his last appearance at junior level, was the only Pentathlon GB athlete to reach the men’s individual final and was well placed in sixth after strong performances in the fencing and the swim.

However, the exertions of a season that started at the Spanish Open International in early February and has included the Olympic Games, Senior World Championships, Senior European Championships and two World Cups finally caught up with the Brit as he slipped to 18th in the combined run/shoot.

Mathematics student Choong is supported by an Ivor Powell Sports Scholarship and is a sporting ambassador for Marshfield-based MJ Church, Team Bath’s new partners.

The women’s final saw Pentathlon GB’s Jess Varley, Georgina Summers and Charlie Follett finish 23rd, 27th and 30th respectively.

Summers and Josh Miller, both aged 18, then teamed up to finish an impressive sixth in the mixed relay.

For full reports on the Junior World Championships, click here to visit the Pentathlon GB website.

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