News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Samantha Murray August 2017

Pentathlon GB’s 2018 season starts with ranking wins for Olympic duo at University of Bath base

13 January 2018

Reigning British Champions Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke enjoyed more success on home soil when the University of Bath Sports Training Village hosted the first Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2018. Rio 2016 Olympian Cooke led from start to finish in the men’s competition, winning 27 of his 36 fencing bouts and recording the third fastest 200m freestyle swim of the day in the London 2012 Legacy Pool. He then maintained his advantage in the...

First chance to impress as University of Bath hosts opening Pentathlon GB trials of 2018

11 January 2018

The University of Bath Sports Training Village will this weekend play host to the first Pentathlon GB ranking competitions of 2018 as Britain's best modern pentathletes look to impress selectors ahead of this year's international season. London 2012 silver-medallist and former World Champion Samantha Murray headlines the entries for the women's senior competition on Saturday and is joined in a high-quality field by fellow University of Bath graduate Jo Muir and 2015 Junior World Champion Francesca...

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

Students identified as having Olympic potential as Pentathlon GB name performance athletes for 2018

20 December 2017

University of Bath students Charlie Follett, Bradley Sutton (pictured) and Jess Varley have all been added to Pentathlon GB’s World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for 2018. The trio – who study Psychology, Sports Performance and Natural Sciences respectively – are among ten athletes on the Podium Potential programme who have been identified as having the potential to win medals at major international events. Joanna Muir, Georgina Summers, Francesca Summers, Sam Curry and Tom Toolis are...

National champions and international athletes among exciting new cohort of University of Bath sporting scholars

18 December 2017

Sixteen student-athletes who have already made their mark on the national and international stage are the latest intake of scholars to receive support on both their sporting and academic journeys from the University of Bath. This year’s cohort includes an England Rugby Sevens player, an international heptathlete from the United States, three Team Bath Netball stars, a British swimming champion and emerging talents in hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis and windsurfing. The talented group, who...

Jamie Cooke on his way to winning the 2017 British Modern Pentathlon Championships men's title at the University of Bath, June 2017

Pentathlon GB to bring best of British to Sports Training Village in 2018

08 December 2017

Four major British Championships will be staged by Pentathlon GB at their University of Bath Sports Training Village headquarters during 2018 as part of preparations for the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships. The British Open Modern Pentathlon Championships return to the National Training Centre for a second successive year, with healthy crowds having watched Olympians Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke take the titles when the 2017 edition was staged in June. The STV will also...

Johnny Davis has been appointed as Event Director for the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath

Johnny Davis named as Event Director for 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships at STV

02 December 2017

Two-time Olympic fencer Johnny Davis has been appointed as Event Director for the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, which are being staged at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Davis, who often trained with pentathletes during his sporting career, was selected for the role following an extensive recruitment process by Pentathlon GB. The European Championships, taking place in August 2019, will be a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. “I feel extremely...

Jess Varley bags bronze brace as Pentathlon GB athletes impress at U24 European Championships

22 October 2017

University of Bath graduate Jess Varley left the first-ever U24 European Modern Pentathlon Championships with two bronze medals after a successful visit to Poland for Pentathlon GB. Varley, who studied Natural Sciences, took women’s team bronze with Zoe Davison and Kerenza Bryson before returning to the podium with fellow Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) athlete Jamie Harper in the mixed relay (pictured left). Davison, Bryson and Varley finished fifth, eighth and ninth respectively in the...

University of Bath named as Sports University of the Year in Good University Guide 2018

22 September 2017

The University of Bath has been named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award is based on the quality of its world-class sporting facilities, the performance of its student sports teams and the ranking of its sports-related subjects, with Sports Science also topping the Guide’s ranking table for the subject. Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis...

Kate French and Jamie Cooke won silver at the 2017 Kremlin Cup in Moscow

Kate French and Jamie Cooke medal in Moscow as Kremlin Cup concludes modern pentathlon season

03 September 2017

Pentathlon GB’s Kate French and Jamie Cooke ended their 2017 seasons on a high note as they teamed up to win silver at the Kremlin Cup, an invitational mixed relay event in Moscow. The Rio 2016 Olympians were in medal contention throughout the day after being one of only five teams to break the two-minute barrier in the opening 200m freestyle swim. They then surged to the top of the leaderboard with 28 victories and...

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