News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

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...

Sporting scholars among eight University of Bath-based athletes selected for U24 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

19 November 2019

Oliver Murray, one of the 15 new University of Bath sporting scholars for 2019-20, is among eight athletes selected by Pentathlon GB for this week’s U24 European Championships in Drzonkow, Poland. All of the squad are based at Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre at the University, with Murray – who studies Electronic & Electrical Engineering – joined in the men’s team by fellow Santander scholar Bradley Sutton, Henry Choong and Sports Performance graduate Jamie Harper....

Meet the talented University of Bath student-athletes across 13 different sports joining the ranks of sporting scholars during 2019-20

11 November 2019

Aspiring Olympians, both Summer and Winter, and reigning European and British Champions are among the latest intake of scholars to receive support from the University of Bath on both their sporting and academic journeys. The talented 2019-20 group of 15 student-athletes, who compete across 13 different sports, join 26 existing scholars who each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

(From left) Jo Muir, Francesca Summers, Kate French and Jess Varley won women's team gold at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Pentathlon GB and England Netball among team nominees for The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2019

21 October 2019

The Pentathlon GB women’s squad and an England Netball squad featuring Team Bath’s Serena Guthrie and Eboni Usoro-Brown are among the Team of the Year nominees for The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2019. It has been a stellar year for the modern pentathletes based at the University of Bath with the women’s trio of Kate French, Jo Muir and Francesca Summers winning team gold at the European Championships – staged at the...

Team medals add to individual podium places for Joe Choong and Kate French as Pentathlon GB excel at World Championships

07 September 2019

University of Bath alumni Joe Choong and Kate French won individual medals and there were team podium places for both the men and women as Pentathlon GB capped an outstanding year with more success at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon World Championships. Mathematics graduate Choong demonstrated the form that has earned him the UIPM Male Modern Pentathlete of the Year honour as he won silver in the men’s final in Hungary, producing his trademark sprint finish...

From 19 to 90 – Team GB Olympians from six decades and 14 sports unite for special celebration at University of Bath

13 August 2019

Fifty Team GB Olympians spanning six decades, including one of only two Holocaust survivors to compete at the Games, visited the University of Bath on Saturday for a special celebratory reception. Sir Ben Helfgott, who captained the GB weightlifting team at both the Melbourne 1956 and Rome 1960 Games, and 90-year-old Michael Howard, a fencing silver-medallist in 1960, were the two most senior Olympians to attend the event, which took place in The Edge. At...

Jamie Cooke gets a hug after winning European Championships gold at the University of Bath in August 2019

VIDEO: Watch highlights of the men’s and women’s finals at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

12 August 2019

It was an unforgettable week of action at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships - and you can enjoy the highlights from the finals weekend at the University of Bath here. Saturday saw Pentathlon GB's Jamie Cooke produce a dominant performance to add the European men's title to the World crown he won in dramatic style last September - click here to read the report. Sunday then saw Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite win the European women's...

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