Silver for Samantha Murray on Champion of Champions debut in Doha

14 November 2016

University of Bath graduate Samantha Murray finished the 2016 modern pentathlon season on a high note as she took women’s individual silver at the Champion of Champions event in Doha over the weekend.

Pentathlon GB team-mate and fellow alumna Jo Muir also impressed as she finished eighth overall, while Rio 2016 Olympian Jamie Cooke narrowly missed out on a podium place in the men’s event.

Former World Champion and London 2012 Olympic silver-medallist Murray was making her first-ever appearance at the end-of-season event and is hoping to use it as a springboard into next year’s campaign.

“I want to keep in this moment that I am having now,” said the French & Politics graduate. “I will keep training hard for the next season, try to improve my abilities, especially in fencing and shooting, and stay happy.

“I have a great team around me and I am already looking forward to the first World Cup of 2017 in Los Angeles.”

The trio of Murray, Muir and Cooke will now continue with their winter training at Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre at the University of Bath.

Click here to read a full report on the Pentathlon GB website about the Champion of Champions event.

Thanks to Samantha Murray for the picture.

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