News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Another gold for Kate French and superb silver for Tom Toolis as Pentathlon GB end stunning World Cup season in fitting style

16 May 2021

Kate French struck gold and there was a first senior international medal for fellow University of Bath alumni Tom Toolis as Pentathlon GB’s excellent season continued at the 2021 UIPM World Cup Final in Hungary. In-form French added to the gold and silver medals she had won on her previous World Cup outings this year with another outstanding victory, impressively overhauling a 25-second deficit going into the decisive run-shoot to secure the first World Cup...

Gold for Joe Choong and first World Cup medal for Francesca Summers as Pentathlon GB continue excellent 2021 form in Sofia

18 April 2021

Pentathlon GB athletes based at the University of Bath took their UIPM World Cup medal haul for the 2021 season to a super six this weekend as Joe Choong and Francesca Summers won gold and silver respectively in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mathematics graduate Choong found the consistency he had been looking for in the previous two World Cups as he impressed across all disciplines – swimming, fencing, riding and the combined run-shoot – to stay in...

Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong looking for ‘competition craft’ and consistency as World Cup campaign continues

15 April 2021

Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong are hoping the pieces of the modern pentathlon ‘jigsaw puzzle’ start to fall into place this weekend when they compete in the third UIPM World Cup of a busy month. Just days after the second competition of the season concluded in Sofia, Pentathlon GB’s athletes - who train at the University of Bath - go again in the Bulgarian capital with the women’s qualifiers today (Thursday) and the men in...

Jo Muir, Kate French and Francesca Summers at the World Cup in Budapest, Hungary in March 2021

100 days to Tokyo: Kate French reflects on super start to Olympic season for herself and Pentathlon GB team-mates

14 April 2021

With 100 days to the Tokyo Olympic Games, Pentathlon GB’s women have been showing fantastic form on the international stage – no more so than University of Bath alumna Kate French. The Rio 2016 Olympian smashed the women’s pentathlon fencing world record on her way to gold at the UIPM World Cup in Budapest last month, then followed that up with silver in Sofia last week. While her compatriots go again at another World Cup...

Pentathlon GB's Kate French on her way to winning gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Sofia, May 2018

Second UIPM World Cup medal in two weeks for Kate French as Pentathlon GB women impress again in Sofia

09 April 2021

Pentathlon GB’s Kate French continued her superb return to competition as she won a silver medal in the women’s final at the second UIPM World Cup of 2021 in Sofia, Bulgaria on Friday. Fellow University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Jo Muir also collected more valuable Olympic qualification points by finishing fourth, as did Francesca Summers in ninth, and Natural Sciences alumna Jess Varley was 11th on her first international appearance for 15 months. “I’m...

Olivia Green and Joe Choong celebrate after winning mixed relay gold at the World Cup in Budapest

Olivia Green and Joe Choong win second gold for Pentathlon GB at World Cup in Budapest as Sam Curry records best-ever finish

29 March 2021

Olivia Green and Joe Choong won mixed relay gold and there was a best-ever World Cup finish for University of Bath alumnus Sam Curry as Pentathlon GB completed an impressive return to international competition in Budapest. University of Bath student Green, who is supported by an Alumni Fund sporting scholarship, and Mathematics graduate Choong were in the top three throughout Sunday’s competition after setting the fastest swim of the day and recording a clear round...

Kate French set a new fencing world record in Budapest

World record-breaking Kate French and Jo Muir win gold and silver for Pentathlon GB on outstanding return to World Cup competition

26 March 2021

Kate French smashed a fencing world record and led a British podium one-two with Jo Muir as Pentathlon GB’s women enjoyed an outstanding day at the first UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup event of 2021. Francesca Summers also recorded a top-six finish in Budapest as the University of Bath-based team gave a huge signal of intent at the start of the Tokyo Olympic year. It was 13 months ago that Pentathlon GB athletes last contested...

Individual World Cup debut for scholar Olivia Green as Pentathlon GB athletes make eagerly-awaited return to competition in Hungary

16 March 2021

University of Bath sporting scholar Olivia Green will make her first individual appearance at a UIPM World Cup in Hungary next week as Pentathlon GB athletes return to competition for the first time in more than a year. Sport & Exercise Science student Green (pictured), who is supported by an Alumni Fund Scholarship, has been named in an eight-strong GB squad – all of whom train at the Team Bath Sports Training Village – for...

Former Director of Sport Tom Hudson reflects on his Olympic Games experience and laying the foundations for 25 years of success at University of Bath

21 January 2021

Imagine, aged 20, you’ve never been out of the country before. Imagine that the flight you board from the UK stops first at Basra, where the heat is somewhat unbelievable, before going on to Singapore (including an overnight at the world-famous Raffles Hotel) and then onward to Australia where local people line the streets to cheer and welcome the arriving athletes. For some it might have proved too much, generating nerve-jangling under-performance, but for Tom...

History-making Bath Rugby player among high-performing student-athletes to join University of Bath Sporting Scholarships ranks

08 December 2020

Bath Rugby and Team Bath Netball players, aspiring Olympians and international medallists are among 16 high-performing University of Bath student-athletes selected to receive scholarship support on both their sporting and academic journeys. The new intake of sporting scholars for 2020-21, who compete across nine different sports and study across 11 diverse courses, each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

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