News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Olympian and University of Bath alumna Jo Muir “happy, content and excited” after announcing retirement from modern pentathlon

24 January 2023

Tokyo Olympian Jo Muir has announced her retirement from modern pentathlon after a successful decade on the Pentathlon GB high-performance programme at the University of Bath. Muir, who combined training with studying Sports Performance during the early stages of her career, is bowing out on a high note having won European Championships silver on her last international appearance in September. “I’ve had the most amazing 10 years on the World Class Programme for Pentathlon GB,”...

University of Bath students past and present on Pentathlon GB World Class Performance Programme as Paris 2024 qualification begins

08 January 2023

Eight University of Bath graduates, including both reigning Olympic Champions, and four current students have been named on Pentathlon GB’s World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for 2023. It is a massive year for the pentathletes including the first qualification opportunities for Paris 2024, one of which is taking place at their home training venue when the University hosts the 2023 UIPM World Championships in August. All six athletes on the Podium programme combined study and...

More than 100 international medals won and new elite training centres opened during a stunning sporting 2022 at University of Bath

26 December 2022

World, European and Commonwealth champions were crowned, more than 100 international medals were won and new elite training centres were opened during another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games saw 37 sportspeople who train, study or studied at the University of Bath – named as the University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 – compete across nine different sports...

Golden duo help to open new Wheelchair Fencing National Training Centre and EIS Athlete Health & Performance Studio at University of Bath

09 December 2022

A new dedicated training facility for the world-leading Great Britain wheelchair fencing squad has today been officially opened at the University of Bath, along with a rehabilitation studio for athletes from other Olympic and Paralympic sports. World Champions and Tokyo 2020 medallists Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver, fresh from winning four gold medals apiece at the 2022 European Championships, treated guests from the University, the English Institute of Sport (EIS), British Fencing, UK Sport and...

Bath student Emma Whitaker and graduate Joe Choong win Pentathlete of the Year honours at UIPM 2022 Annual Awards

13 November 2022

University of Bath-based Olympic Champion Joe Choong and sporting scholar Emma Whitaker have both won Athlete of the Year honours in the UIPM 2022 Annual Awards for modern pentathlon. Choong – who studied Mathematics at the University, where he trains with Pentathlon GB – was named as Best Senior Male Pentathlete after winning the World Championship for the first time in July, completing his set of global titles. Sports Performance student Whitaker, supported by a...

Students Emma Whitaker and Charlie Brown join forces to win mixed relay gold for Pentathlon GB at Junior World Championships

09 October 2022

University of Bath students Emma Whitaker and Charlie Brown struck mixed relay gold at the end of an impressive week for Pentathlon GB at the Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships in Poland. Both had recorded top-ten finishes in Saturday’s individual finals, with Sports Performance student Whitaker – who is supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship - placing fifth in the women’s competition and Sports Management & Coaching student Brown finishing eighth in the men’s event....

Super seven Bath students selected to represent Pentathlon GB at 2022 Junior World Pentathlon Championships in Poland

02 October 2022

Seven University of Bath students have been selected to represent Pentathlon GB at the 2022 Junior World Pentathlon Championships, taking place in Zielona Góra-Drzonków, Poland from 2-9 October. Santander Sporting Scholar Emma Whitaker (pictured, Sports Performance) and Alex Bousfield (Politics and International Relations) will look to build on impressive senior performances when they contest the women’s events. Looking to gain more international experience in the men’s competition is Guy Anderson (Accounting and Finance), Charlie Brown...

Charlie Follett and Jo Muir lead GB one-two as University of Bath graduates excel at Modern Pentathlon European Championships

19 September 2022

Charlie Follett struck individual and team gold, and fellow University of Bath alumna Jo Muir won silver as Pentathlon GB’s women excelled at the 2022 Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Olympic Champion Kate French and recent Bath graduate Myles Pillage also dominated the mixed relay competition, winning the title in impressive style. Psychology graduate Follett was in fantastic form all week and built on her outstanding fencing performance in the ranking round, where...

Bath alumni Joe Choong and Jess Varley add mixed relay silver to previous gold medals at Modern Pentathlon World Championships

31 July 2022

University of Bath alumni Joe Choong and Jess Varley added mixed relay silver to the gold medals they won on Saturday as Pentathlon GB concluded the UIPM 2022 Pentathlon World Championships in fine style in Alexandria, Egypt. Choong, who won the individual men’s title, and Varley, part of the British trio that won team gold in the women’s final, teamed up to finish runners-up to runaway leaders Woongtae Jun and Sunwoo Kim of South Korea...

Joe Choong adds World Championships title to Olympic crown as Bath-based Pentathlon GB athletes enjoy golden Saturday in Egypt

30 July 2022

University of Bath-based Joe Choong has completed his collection of global titles – and achieved a childhood dream – after winning gold in outstanding fashion at the UIPM 2022 Pentathlon World Championships in Alexandria, Egypt on Saturday. There was more gold for Pentathlon GB in the women’s final as University of Bath sporting scholar Olivia Green and graduates Jess Varley and Charlie Follett all recorded terrific top-10 finishes to secure the team title. Reigning Olympic...

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