News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

World Champion and London 2012 medallist Samantha Murray announces retirement from modern pentathlon

13 November 2018

Olympic silver-medallist and former Modern Pentathlon World Champion Samantha Murray has today announced her retirement from the sport after ten years at the top. The 29-year-old, who also won World Championship bronze in 2012 and enjoyed a World Cup win in 2015, is one of Great Britain’s most successful modern pentathletes. Murray has been based at the University of Bath throughout that decade. As well as training at Pentathlon GB’s National Performance Centre, she studied...

Vicky Holland and Jamie Cooke with the Mayor and Mayoress of Bath at a civic reception in October 2018

Mayor of Bath celebrates achievements of World Champions Jamie Cooke and Vicky Holland at civic reception

24 October 2018

After being crowned as World Champions within 48 hours of each other last month, University of Bath-based Jamie Cooke and Vicky Holland have had their achievements officially celebrated at a civic reception. Cooke, who competes in modern pentathlon, and triathlete Holland were guests of the Mayor of Bath, Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones, at The Guildhall on Tuesday (October 23). Both were joined by their coaches, training colleagues and Team Bath representatives. The reception recognised their outstanding...

University of Bath-based athletes dominate 2018 Bath Sports Awards shortlists after stellar year

04 October 2018

Team Bath and sportspeople who train at the University of Bath are well represented on the shortlist of finalists in the 2018 Bath Sports Awards. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is in contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award, a title she previously won in 2015, along with Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers and fellow England Netball team-mate Kadeen Corbin – they helped the Roses to a historic gold at the Gold Coast...

Jubilant Jamie Cooke sprints into record books as he wins dramatic gold at Modern Pentathlon World Championships

14 September 2018

The University of Bath Sports Training Village is home to another world champion after Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Cooke produced a stunning finish to take gold at the 2018 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Mexico City. The Rio 2016 Olympian was in contention throughout but only took the lead for the first time with his last step of an epic laser-run, out-sprinting Pavlo Tymoshchenko and Valentin Prades to become the first British pentathlete to win a...

Myles Pillage, Pentathlon GB, Trendell Sporting Scholar 2018

Sporting scholar Myles Pillage and Zoe Davison to make senior Modern Pentathlon World Champs individual debuts

17 August 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Myles Pillage will make his Senior World Championships individual debut in Mexico next month after being named in an eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad for the 2018 edition. Fellow junior Zoe Davison will also make the step up after finishing a fine fourth in the women's competition at the Junior World Championships earlier this month. Biochemistry student Pillage, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, has previously competed in three relays at...

The Pentathlon GB women's squad that competed at the 2018 Junior World Championships

Plenty of promise shown by young Pentathlon GB athletes at 2018 Junior World Championships

07 August 2018

Young Pentathlon GB athletes finished just outside the medals as they produced some impressive performances at the 2018 Junior World Modern Pentathlon Championships in Kladno, Czech Republic. The week started with University of Bath sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton, who study Biochemistry and Sports Performance respectively, finishing a fine fifth in the men’s relay. Pillage, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, also qualified for the men’s individual final on Sunday where he sat...

Kate French (back, second from left) won silver at the 2018 Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Hungary

Medals for Kate French and Joe Choong as Pentathlon GB enjoy their most successful European Championships yet

23 July 2018

Pentathlon GB won medals in both the men’s and women’s individual competitions for the first time at a European Championships as Kate French and Joe Choong both recorded excellent podium finishes in Hungary. Sports Performance graduate French continued her superb form to win silver on Saturday, her first medal at a major international championships. The celebrations continued 24 hours later as MJ Church Ambassador Choong, fresh from graduating from the University of Bath in Mathematics,...

Jamie Cooke on the shooting range at the 2018 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong fall just short of podium in Modern Pentathlon Euro Champs opener

18 July 2018

On the day that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games schedule was released, it was two Rio 2016 Olympians that joined forces for Pentathlon GB as Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong finished fourth in the men’s relay at the European Championships in Hungary. It was the second time in three years that the University of Bath-based duo had teamed up in the European relay and their 2016 result was repeated as the Brits narrowly missed out...

Joe Choong, Anna Hopkin, Alex Lane and Sydney Gregson are all graduating from the University of Bath in July 2018

Fab four ambassadors thank MJ Church for support as they graduate from University of Bath

10 July 2018

Four MJ Church Ambassadors who are graduating from the University of Bath this week have thanked Team Bath’s partners for their support as they successfully combined study and sport. Olympic modern pentathlon athlete Joe Choong, Commonwealth swimming medallist Anna Hopkin, English badminton champion Alex Lane and Bristol Rugby Ladies player Sydney Gregson have all completed their studies and will receive their degrees during ceremonies this week. They have been assisted along the way by a bursary...

2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships save the date launch

Save the date! Gladiators Return to the University of Bath for European Modern Pentathlon Championships

03 July 2018

Just as Pentathlon GB’s current crop of world stars leave for this year’s European Championships in Hungary, they are already looking forward to enjoying home advantage at the same event next year when Tokyo 2020 places will be up for grabs. The National Lottery funded 2019 European Modern Pentathlon Championships will take place at the University of Bath, home of Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre, from August 6-11, 2019. The Championships, dubbed “Gladiators Return”, will...

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