News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

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...

Fantastic four University of Bath student-athletes among finalists for 2020 TASS Stars Awards

19 August 2020

Four high-achieving University of Bath student-athletes have been shortlisted as finalists in the 2020 TASS [Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme] Stars Awards. Sports Performance student Tim Nurse, who is supported by a King Sporting Scholarship, is in contention for the overall Athlete of the Year honour after another outstanding season on the hockey field for the University of Bath, Team Bath Buccaneers, Great Britain and England. Buchan Jones Scholar Ben Jones, who graduated in Chemistry this...

VIDEO: Elite athletes back in training at Team Bath Sports Training Village for Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games

04 August 2020

Ahead of the Team Bath Sports Training Village beginning reopening to the public this week, we had time to get ready for customers' return while supporting, under government guidelines, a return to training for some of the squads aiming for the Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.  The return of around 60 elite sportspeople across bobsleigh, modern pentathlon, skeleton, swimming and triathlon helped us test our procedures and policies before public opening while offering them the...

Celebrating the Class of 2020 as graduating student-athletes reflect on academic and sporting success at University of Bath

29 July 2020

An outstanding group of high-performing student-athletes have been reflecting on their years of combining their dual passions of sport and education at the University of Bath as they mark the conclusion of their undergraduate degree courses. The support of the Team Bath Dual Career programme and scholarship funding, courtesy of the University’s generous alumni and benefactors, has helped them juggle the twin demands of studying at one of the best universities in the country while...

University of Bath-based sportspeople recharged and refocused with one year to go until rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games

23 July 2020

The Tokyo Olympic Games may still be a year away, rather than one day, but the focus and motivation remains strong for elite athletes based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. The Coronavirus-prompted decision to postpone the Games – which had been due to start tomorrow (Friday) – until July 23, 2021, was initially a huge blow to the aspiring Olympians who train at the University of Bath facility in sports such as athletics,...

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...

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