Back-to-back bronze medals secured by sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton at Junior Modern Pentathlon Euro Champs
University of Bath sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton made it a hat-trick of British relay medals at the 2019 Junior Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Poland as they claimed bronze on Wednesday.
It made it back-to-back junior European men’s relay bronzes for the pair having also stood of the third step of the podium in Spain 12 months ago.
It was also the 15th international medal at junior and senior level of a stunning 2019 season to date for Pentathlon GB athletes and ninth in the last 26 days alone.
Pillage and Sutton, who study Biochemistry and Sports Performance respectively, are known as two of the best swimmers on the modern pentathlon circuit and clocked 1:47.64 in the pool – three seconds clear of any other nation.
They dropped to fifth after the fencing but moved back in the right direction in the ride as, despite a refusal for Pillage early on, a beautifully controlled performance saw them score 285 points and climb to fourth heading into the laser run.
Santander Sports Scholar Sutton and Pillage, who is supported by a Trendell Scholarship, quickly made up the six-second gap to home team Poland and held off the rest of those behind them to cross the line in third.
After bronze for Georgia Hannam and Oliver Murray in the mixed relay and silver for Olivia Green and Kerenza Bryson in the women’s relay, Pillage and Sutton’s third place finish made it a clean sweep of relay podium finishes to ensure confidence is high ahead of the individual competitions.