Plenty of promise shown by young Pentathlon GB athletes at 2018 Junior World Championships

07 August 2018

Young Pentathlon GB athletes finished just outside the medals as they produced some impressive performances at the 2018 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships in Kladno, Czech Republic.

The week started with University of Bath sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton, who study Biochemistry and Sports Performance respectively, finishing a fine fifth in the men’s relay.

Pillage, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, also qualified for the men’s individual final on Sunday where he sat second overall after excellent performances in the swimming, fencing and riding. However, a difficult run-shoot in punishingly hot conditions saw him eventually finish 20th overall – still his best-ever individual finish at a major junior championship.

Jamie Harper and Holly Parker finished fourth for Pentathlon GB in the mixed relay at the 2018 Junior World Championships
Jamie Harper and Holly Parker finished fourth for Pentathlon GB in the mixed relay

The women’s final on Saturday saw 19-year-old Zoe Davison – still in her first year as a junior athlete – perform strongly across all five disciplines to finish fourth.

Psychology student Charlie Follett was 14th and Georgia Hannam – supported by the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) – placed 32nd in her first major junior championships. Those results meant Davison, Follett and Hannam were ranked fifth in the team competition.

The week ended with excellent performances from Holly Parker and Sports Performance student Jamie Harper in the mixed relay, with the young British duo finishing just a second outside the medals in fourth place.

Click here to visit the Pentathlon GB website to see full daily reports from the Junior World Championships.

The University of Bath Sports Training Village has been home to Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre for the past 20 years and, in August 2019, will once again host the senior European Championships – a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Click here for more information.

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