News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

From Team Bath to Team GB – Georgina Harland named as Chef de Mission for Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

01 June 2020

Georgina Harland, who won an Olympic medal while training at the University of Bath, has been appointed as Team GB’s Chef de Mission for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games. In doing so, the former modern pentathlete becomes the first ever female Chef de Mission for Great Britain and Northern Ireland at an Olympic Games. Harland, who won bronze at Athens 2004 while training with Pentathlon GB at the University’s Sports Training Village, will take...

Joe Choong celebrates as he wins gold at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Tokyo. Picture credit: UIPM / Nuno Goncalves

Good news for Pentathlon GB stars as qualification process is finalised for rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games

02 May 2020

Pentathlon GB athletes based at the University of Bath will have until mid-June of 2021 to set the qualification standard for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Joe Choong, Jamie Cooke and Kate French – who had already met the qualification criteria through their performances in 2019 – have also been told they remain eligible for Team GB selection under the new guidelines set out by the UIPM, modern pentathlon’s international governing body. Under the...

Sporting scholar Bradley Sutton secures golden double as University of Bath students excel at BUCS Pentathlon Champs

08 March 2020

Sporting scholar Bradley Sutton struck individual and team gold as University of Bath student-athletes recorded impressive results at the 2020 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Pentathlon Championships in Oxford. After finishing runner-up in both 2018 and 2019, Sports Performance student Sutton – supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship – finally topped the podium in the men’s competition after solid performances across all five disciplines including the fastest time in the swimming pool. His winning...

Jo Muir conquers Cairo as Pentathlon GB ace claims first World Cup title and second gold of Tokyo 2020 Olympic year

01 March 2020

University of Bath graduate Jo Muir took another giant step closer to securing a Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification place as she won a thrilling gold at the first World Cup of the year in Cairo, Egypt. The Pentathlon GB athlete, fresh from winning the women’s title at the Budapest Indoor competition, impressed throughout the day before excelling in the run-shoot where she surged from sixth to first and then held off Russia’s Uliana Batashova to...

Pentathlon GB’s Jo Muir and Joe Choong start Tokyo 2020 Olympic year with podium places at Budapest Indoor competition

03 February 2020

University of Bath graduates Jo Muir and Joe Choong got 2020 off to a flier with gold and bronze medals respectively in the Budapest Indoor Pentathlon competition. There was also a bronze medal for Sports Performance student Bradley Sutton in Sunday's tetrathlon competition, a new addition to the event. [caption id="attachment_63069" align="alignright" width="292"] Jo Muir with coach Michal Janca (left) and Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu[/caption] In a tremendous way to start an Olympic...

VIDEO: Six months to Tokyo 2020 and a host of aspiring Olympians are hard at work at University of Bath Sports Training Village

24 January 2020

There are exactly six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way and aspiring Olympians across a wide range of sports have been hard at work during a typically busy training day at the University of Bath. The Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village has been a real hub of activity, with the British Swimming National Centre squad – featuring Rio 2016 silver-medallist James Guy and fellow...

VIDEO: Team Bath sportspeople step up countdown to Tokyo 2020 as a new Olympic and Paralympic year dawns

01 January 2020

2020 is here and with it the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year for sportspeople based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Athletes across a host of sports - including judo, modern pentathlon, swimming, track and field, triathlon and wheelchair fencing - and nationalities are bidding to represent their countries at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which take place this summer. They are also looking to emulate the success of some of...

Fed Cup tennis, Modern Pentathlon European Champs and World Championship triumphs among sporting highlights of 2019 at University of Bath

26 December 2019

It’s the end of another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath which saw world-class tennis and modern pentathlon come to the Sports Training Village (STV) while athletes and students excelled on the world stage. The £35million STV successfully hosted two major international sporting events in 2019, including the first Fed Cup tennis tie to be staged in Great Britain for 26 years. The indoor courts were transformed into a showcase arena as...

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...

Bradley Sutton won team silver at the 2019 U24 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Team silver medals add to Pentathlon GB’s terrific 2019 haul as young athletes impress at U24 European Championships

23 November 2019

University of Bath students and graduates helped Pentathlon GB add two more silvers to their outstanding medal haul for 2019 at the U24 Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Poland. Team Bath Dual Career athlete Olivia Green, who studies Sport & Exercise Science, and Psychology student Charlie Follett, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, finished fifth and sixth respectively in the women’s final on Friday. That, combined with 17th spot for Physical Activity & Health student...

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