Top-ten finishes at latest World Cup show Pentathlon GB are in good shape as home European Champs get closer

05 May 2019

There were five top-ten finishes for Pentathlon GB athletes when they competed at the third World Cup of the 2019 season at Szekesfehervar in Hungary.

World Champion Jamie Cooke finished a fine fourth in the men’s final on Saturday, one place ahead of MJ Church Ambassador Joe Choong who continued his impressive start to the international season.

University of Bath graduate Choong returned to the wider podium the following day as he partnered World Cup debutant Olivia Green (pictured top), a Sport & Exercise Science student and Team Bath Dual Career athlete, to fifth place in the mixed relay.

The women’s final saw Natural Sciences graduate Jess Varley record her best-ever World Cup result as she finished a superb seventh, one place ahead of team-mate Jo Muir.

Jess Varley on her way to a best-ever World Cup finish in Hungary. PICTURE: UIPM

Rio 2016 Olympian Kate French crossed the line in 15th to ensure Great Britain was the only nation with three athletes inside the top 20 – a statement of intent ahead of this August’s European Championships at the University of Bath.

Tickets are on sale now for the European Championships, which run from August 6-11 and are a Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier – click here for more information.

Olivia Green picture credit: Virag Buza

Partners and Suppliers