University of Bath students bring home gold and bronze medals as Pentathlon GB impress at U24 European Championships

22 November 2021

There was double gold for sporting scholar Olivia Green and medals for fellow University of Bath students Emma Whitaker, Alex Bousfield and Toby Price as Pentathlon GB athletes impressed at the U24 European Championships in Poland.

Sport & Exercise Science student Green, who is supported by an Alumni Fund Scholarship, was in fine form throughout the women’s final as she recorded an excellent victory. Santander Scholar Whitaker (Sports Performance) was fourth and there was a 17th-placed finish for Bousfield, a Politics & International Relations student supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme, meaning that the British trio won the team gold.

Green then joined forces with Bill Whiteley Scholar Toby Price (Mechanical Engineering) to win bronze in the mixed relay final on Sunday, with Whitaker and Ross Charlton surging up seven places in the run-shoot to place sixth.

Guy Anderson, Joshua Hood and Jessica Sutton also gained their first experience of junior international competition during an impressive weekend for Pentathlon GB at the first major championships of the Paris 2024 Olympic cycle.

Click here to read a full weekend round-up on the Pentathlon GB website.

Applications are now being taken from current and prospective University of Bath student-athletes for the 2022-23 Sporting Scholarship programme – click here for more information.


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