Bath student Emma Whitaker and graduate Joe Choong win Pentathlete of the Year honours at UIPM 2022 Annual Awards
University of Bath-based Olympic Champion Joe Choong and sporting scholar Emma Whitaker have both won Athlete of the Year honours in the UIPM 2022 Annual Awards for modern pentathlon.
Choong – who studied Mathematics at the University, where he trains with Pentathlon GB – was named as Best Senior Male Pentathlete after winning the World Championship for the first time in July, completing his set of global titles.
Sports Performance student Whitaker, supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship, is the Best Junior Female Pentathlete of 2022 after winning bronze on her senior World Cup debut in Egypt plus mixed relay gold and recording a top-five individual finish at last month’s Junior World Championships in Poland.
🏆 UIPM AWARDS 2022
Congratulations to @emma_whitaker01🇬🇧 & @JoeChoongy🇬🇧 who have their incredible 2022 seasons acknowledged in this year’s UIPM awards! pic.twitter.com/kOvrkbIaQ8
— Pentathlon GB (@PentathlonGB) November 13, 2022
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Photo credits: UIPM World Pentathlon / Nuno Gonçalves