News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

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...

Joe Choong Kate French Pentathlon GB

Sixth is super for Pentathlon GB’s Joe Choong and Kate French at World Championships

27 August 2017

University of Bath student Joe Choong and graduate Kate French both overcame challenging conditions to record superb sixth-placed finishes at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Cairo, Egypt. MJ Church ambassador Choong, who studies Mathematics, enjoyed a strong start to the men’s individual final by winning 22 of his 35 fencing bouts and recording the fastest time of 2:00.87 in the swimming pool to sit in third place. An unfortunate fall when his horse stopped...

The Pentathlon GB squad for the 2017 World Championships in Cairo - Jamie Cooke, Sam Curry, Samantha Murray, Joe Choong, Francesca Summers, Myles Pillage, Kate French, Jo Muir, Bradley Sutton and Tom Toolis

VIDEO: Meet the Pentathlon GB squad ahead of 2017 World Championships in Cairo

22 August 2017

Ten University of Bath-based Pentathlon GB athletes are flying the flag for Great Britain at the 2017 Modern Pentathlon World Championships, which get under way in Cairo, Egypt today - SCROLL DOWN TO WATCH INTERVIEWS. Two up-and-coming junior athletes will get the campaign under way in the men’s relay – Sports Performance student Bradley Sutton, supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, and Myles Pillage, who will start a Biochemistry degree at the University next month....

Students and graduates ready to take on the world with Pentathlon GB on senior and junior stage

30 July 2017

A host of University of Bath students and graduates have been selected to represent Pentathlon GB at both the Senior World Championships in Egypt and the Junior World Championships in Hungary. The University’s £30million Sports Training Village has proudly been home to Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre for the past two decades, with many athletes taking the opportunity to combine world-class sport with world-class education. During that time Britain has won 14 medals at the...

Kate French was Pentathlon GB's top finisher at the 2017 Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Belarus

Another top-ten finish for Kate French as Pentathlon GB battle illness at European Champs

23 July 2017

In-form Kate French was the highest-placed Pentathlon GB finisher during an eventful European Championships in Belarus that saw the British squad hit by food poisoning. Rio 2016 Olympian French, a University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, performed consistently well throughout the women’s final on Saturday – including a flawless clear round in the riding arena – to record her sixth successive top-ten result. Former World Champion Samantha Murray was 14th, her best result of the...

Six of the best – Bath-based athletes in contention for TASS Stars Awards

22 July 2017

Six athletes who receive Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) support at the University of Bath have been shortlisted in the first-ever TASS Stars Awards for their performances during the past year. Shooter Kristian Callaghan, who graduated earlier this month with a Masters in Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, is in contention for the Most Inspirational prize. Judoka Rhys Thompson is shortlisted for Most Enterprising athlete, while two of the three contenders for Most Dedicated are...

2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, horse riding

Modern Pentathlon European Championships to return to University of Bath in 2019

18 July 2017

The University of Bath will once again stage the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in 2019 - a qualifying competition for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Pentathlon GB, whose National Training Centre has been based at the University since 1998, has been awarded the event by the European Confederation of Modern Pentathlon (ECMP) following a competitive bidding process. It will be the second time in four years that the European Championships have been staged at the £30million Sports Training Village...

Class acts – sporty schoolkids from South West take part in Summer School Games at STV

05 July 2017

Hundreds of youngsters from across the South West demonstrated their sporting skills in the inspirational surroundings of the University of Bath Sports Training Village (STV) on Wednesday as they competed in the Summer School Games. Pupils from Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucester who had qualified through previous competitions took part in the annual event, which was organised by the West of England Sports Trust (Wesport). They made full use...

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