Modern pentathlon returns to University of Bath Sports Training Village as British Champs start Tokyo 2020 Olympic season

28 November 2019

Pentathlon GB’s athletes will kick-start the Tokyo 2020 Olympic season at the University of Bath this weekend as the Sports Training Village hosts the British Open Modern Pentathlon Championships.

Jamie Cooke, who won gold when the STV staged the European Championships back in August, and reigning World Cup Final champion Joe Choong are among a strong field competing in the men’s event on Saturday (November 30).

Jo Muir, who won team medals with GB at both the World and European Championships this year, is among those contesting the women’s competition on Sunday (December 1).

International athletes from Egypt, Hungary, Switzerland and Canada are also set to take part in the event, which will act as the first ranking competition for the 2020 international season.

Both days will begin with fencing, followed by the swim taking place in the 50m London 2012 Legacy Pool. The laser run will be on the outdoor athletics track before the athletes head to West Wilts Equestrian Centre for the ride, the final discipline of the competition.

Spectators are welcome to watch this year’s event free of charge at the home of Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre – click here to find out more about the competition.

Strength in Depth Origins – the UK’s leading team fitness competition – is also returning to the University of Bath Sports Training Village this weekend for a sixth successive year. Click here to find out more.

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