News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Joe Choong (left) won men's individual silver at the Sofia World Cup in April 2019. MUST CREDIT: UIPM

Two silver medals and best-ever finishes provide plenty of Pentathlon GB cheer at Sofia World Cup

15 April 2019

Joe Choong’s superb individual silver medal was matched in the mixed relay competition by Jamie Cooke and Francesca Summers as Pentathlon GB enjoyed a hugely-impressive weekend at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was a first World Cup medal of his career for MJ Church Ambassador Choong, who followed up a rapid time of 2:00.08 in the swimming pool with 21 victories from 34 bouts in the fencing hall. He rolled two...

Joe Choong, David King and Tom Dean

MJ Church Ambassadors stepping up Tokyo 2020 preparations with 500 days to go until next Olympic Games

12 March 2019

Today marks 500 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and three MJ Church Ambassadors are among the multitude of University of Bath-based sportspeople ramping up their preparations for the world’s greatest sporting show. Pentathlete Joe Choong is aiming to join the ranks of double Olympians, and has a chance to qualify for Tokyo when the University hosts the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships this summer, while 110m hurdler David King and swimmer...

Team gold adds to individual silver and bronze medals as Bath students impress at BUCS Pentathlon Championships

10 March 2019

University of Bath students won team gold and there were individual medals for Bradley Sutton and Olivia Green when they competed at the 2019 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Pentathlon Championships in Oxford. Santander Sporting Scholar Sutton (pictured), who studies Sports Performance, was runner-up in the men’s competition for a second successive year, only being pipped to gold by eight points by Cambridge University’s Henry Choong, brother of Rio 2016 Olympian and Bath Mathematics...

The army of volunteers who worked behind the scenes at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Could you be a Gladiator Maker? Volunteers sought for 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships at University of Bath

09 March 2019

Organisers of the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, being staged at the University of Bath this summer, are calling on local people to help deliver the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying event by becoming 'Gladiator Makers'. Pentathlon GB is seeking up to 100 volunteers in diverse roles for the event - dubbed 'Gladiators Return' - including medal ceremony attendants, helping with the media on site, supporting overseas teams and helping on the field of play. The...

Top-ten finishes are best yet for pentathletes Francesca Summers and Tom Toolis at Cairo World Cup

02 March 2019

Francesca Summers, Tom Toolis and University of Bath student Myles Pillage all recorded personal best finishes at a World Cup as Pentathlon GB made an encouraging start to the 2019 season in Cairo, Egypt. Former World Junior Champion Summers won 20 of her 35 fencing bouts and produced a flawless ride to sit sixth going into the combined run-shoot, a position she maintained to finish on the wider podium in the women’s final. Charlie Follett,...

Watch the Gladiators Return to Bath as tickets go on sale for 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

19 February 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying event being staged at the University of Bath this summer. Styled “Gladiators Return” in recognition of the combative nature of an event in which athletes battle each other across five sports, the UK Sport National Lottery-backed Championships are taking place from August 6-11 at the £30million Sports Training Village. Britain’s top pentathletes will be joined by the...

Myles Pillage and Joe Choong during the run-shoot at the second Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2019 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village

Student Myles Pillage is top of the class at Pentathlon GB ranking competition as Kate French records second win

11 February 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Myles Pillage and graduate Kate French came out on top when Britain's top modern pentathletes competed in the second Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2019 at the Sports Training Village on Saturday. Biochemistry student Pillage, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, edged out Rio Olympians Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong during a men's competition that saw the lead change hands several times. Choong had led going into the ride...

Fed Cup tennis and Pentathlon GB ranking competition provides Super Saturday of sport at University of Bath

08 February 2019

It will be a Super Saturday at the University of Bath this weekend as the Sports Training Village hosts both the final day of the Fed Cup tennis and the second Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2019. A wonderful week of international competition on the transformed indoor Team Bath Tennis courts will come to an exciting conclusion when the promotion play-off match between the two group winners is played at 4.30pm – the victors will...

Gold for Jo Muir and bronze for Joe Choong as Pentathlon GB are Hungary for podium places at Budapest Indoor International

31 January 2019

Jo Muir bagged a brilliant gold and fellow University of Bath graduate Joe Choong won bronze as Pentathlon GB enjoyed an impressive start to the 2019 international season at the Budapest Indoor International in Hungary. Muir, who studied Sports Performance, produced a supreme display to remain in the top three throughout the women’s final on her way to beating reigning World medallist Annika Schleu to the title. It was a fourth individual international medal of...

Kate French and Jamie Cooke won silver at the 2017 Kremlin Cup in Moscow

Olympians lead the way as Pentathlon GB get 2019 competition season up and running at University of Bath

13 January 2019

World Champion Jamie Cooke and European medallist Kate French made their intentions for the new season clear with commanding victories when the University of Bath played host to the opening Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of 2019 on Saturday. Sports Performance graduate French - who, like Cooke, represented Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - led from start to finish in a competitive women’s field, finishing ahead of Kerenza Bryson and Joanna Muir....

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