News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Tokyo 2020: Who to watch and when as 20 University of Bath-based sportspeople and 12 graduates compete at Olympic Games

22 July 2021

After a year’s delay, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are finally here and we are looking forward to cheering on 20 sportspeople who train at the University of Bath as they compete on the biggest sporting stage of all. Twelve graduates of the University will also be representing their countries across a wide range of sports at the Games, which run until Sunday 8th August. All are dreaming of joining the celebrated ranks of Olympic...

Intrepid duo taking on Olympic-sized Spennylymypics fundraising challenge to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease Association

19 July 2021

Taking on one Olympic sport is challenging enough but a couple who have been training in Bath are about to try all 80 events during Tokyo 2020 to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). Stuart Bates and Charlotte Nichols begin their Spennylympics challenge on Friday (23rd July) and over the next 16 days will be doing all the disciplines across the full range of Olympic sports from archery to wrestling. That includes...

University of Bath Vice-Chancellor wishes Tokyo Olympics-bound Team GB modern pentathletes congratulations and good luck

25 June 2021

Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bath, has visited the Team GB modern pentathletes training on campus to wish them congratulations and good luck ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Joe Choong, Jamie Cooke, Kate French and Jo Muir – who all train with Pentathlon GB at the University – were this week officially selected for the rescheduled Games, which begin in four weeks’ time. They, along with reserves Francesca Summers...

Team GB officially select University of Bath-based modern pentathlon quartet for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

24 June 2021

Pentathlon GB quartet Joe Choong, Jamie Cooke, Kate French and Jo Muir have today become the latest University of Bath-based sportspeople to be selected by Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Francesca Summers and Tom Toolis have been named as reserves for the British squad aiming to secure more modern pentathlon medals on the international stage this summer after a hugely-successful season. It will be a second Games for Choong, Cooke and French,...

Another gold for Kate French and superb silver for Tom Toolis as Pentathlon GB end stunning World Cup season in fitting style

16 May 2021

Kate French struck gold and there was a first senior international medal for fellow University of Bath alumni Tom Toolis as Pentathlon GB’s excellent season continued at the 2021 UIPM World Cup Final in Hungary. In-form French added to the gold and silver medals she had won on her previous World Cup outings this year with another outstanding victory, impressively overhauling a 25-second deficit going into the decisive run-shoot to secure the first World Cup...

Gold for Joe Choong and first World Cup medal for Francesca Summers as Pentathlon GB continue excellent 2021 form in Sofia

18 April 2021

Pentathlon GB athletes based at the University of Bath took their UIPM World Cup medal haul for the 2021 season to a super six this weekend as Joe Choong and Francesca Summers won gold and silver respectively in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mathematics graduate Choong found the consistency he had been looking for in the previous two World Cups as he impressed across all disciplines – swimming, fencing, riding and the combined run-shoot – to stay in...

Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong looking for ‘competition craft’ and consistency as World Cup campaign continues

15 April 2021

Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong are hoping the pieces of the modern pentathlon ‘jigsaw puzzle’ start to fall into place this weekend when they compete in the third UIPM World Cup of a busy month. Just days after the second competition of the season concluded in Sofia, Pentathlon GB’s athletes - who train at the University of Bath - go again in the Bulgarian capital with the women’s qualifiers today (Thursday) and the men in...

Jo Muir, Kate French and Francesca Summers at the World Cup in Budapest, Hungary in March 2021

100 days to Tokyo: Kate French reflects on super start to Olympic season for herself and Pentathlon GB team-mates

14 April 2021

With 100 days to the Tokyo Olympic Games, Pentathlon GB’s women have been showing fantastic form on the international stage – no more so than University of Bath alumna Kate French. The Rio 2016 Olympian smashed the women’s pentathlon fencing world record on her way to gold at the UIPM World Cup in Budapest last month, then followed that up with silver in Sofia last week. While her compatriots go again at another World Cup...

Pentathlon GB's Kate French on her way to winning gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Sofia, May 2018

Second UIPM World Cup medal in two weeks for Kate French as Pentathlon GB women impress again in Sofia

09 April 2021

Pentathlon GB’s Kate French continued her superb return to competition as she won a silver medal in the women’s final at the second UIPM World Cup of 2021 in Sofia, Bulgaria on Friday. Fellow University of Bath Sports Performance graduate Jo Muir also collected more valuable Olympic qualification points by finishing fourth, as did Francesca Summers in ninth, and Natural Sciences alumna Jess Varley was 11th on her first international appearance for 15 months. “I’m...

Olivia Green and Joe Choong celebrate after winning mixed relay gold at the World Cup in Budapest

Olivia Green and Joe Choong win second gold for Pentathlon GB at World Cup in Budapest as Sam Curry records best-ever finish

29 March 2021

Olivia Green and Joe Choong won mixed relay gold and there was a best-ever World Cup finish for University of Bath alumnus Sam Curry as Pentathlon GB completed an impressive return to international competition in Budapest. University of Bath student Green, who is supported by an Alumni Fund sporting scholarship, and Mathematics graduate Choong were in the top three throughout Sunday’s competition after setting the fastest swim of the day and recording a clear round...

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