News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

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...

Jubilant Jess Varley storms through field again to win superb silver at UIPM 2022 Pentathlon World Cup Final in Turkey

25 June 2022

University of Bath alumna Jess Varley produced another outstanding laser-run performance to secure a superb silver for Pentathlon GB at the UIPM 2022 Pentathlon World Cup Final in Ankara, Turkey. Olympic Champion Joe Choong finished just outside the medals in the men’s final and there was another impressive top-10 finish for University of Bath sporting scholar Olivia Green in the women’s race. Varley, who studied Natural Sciences and trains with Pentathlon GB at the Team...

Bath alumni in exhilarating form at World Cup in Turkiye

13 June 2022

University of Bath alumni and reigning Olympic champions Joe Choong and Kate French were once more in medal winning form at the weekend’s world cup in Ankara, Turkiye, taking gold and bronze respectively in their individual events. A second individual gold came from another Bath Alumna Jess Varley who also trains at the University of Bath Sports Training Village alongside Choong and French and for whom this was a debut individual world cup gold. Varley...

Team Bath announce major new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society, supporting sport at all levels

30 May 2022

Team Bath, the sports department for the University of Bath, is delighted to announce a new three-year partnership with Bath Building Society. The link-up between two of the city’s most recognised brands, both within the local community and nationally, will see Bath Building Society support sport and fitness at all levels within Team Bath – student, recreational and high-performance. It will also provide additional backing to the Team Bath Netball Superleague team, the University of...

Former World and European Champ Jamie Cooke retires after history-making modern pentathlon career to take Greece Head Coach role

24 May 2022

Former World and European Modern Pentathlon Champion Jamie Cooke, who has trained at the University of Bath with Pentathlon GB for the past 14 years, has announced his retirement from competition. The history-making pentathlete has taken up a new role as Head Coach of the Greece national pentathlon squad, which is based at the Olympic Stadium which hosted the Athens 2004 Games. Cooke became the first male Pentathlon GB athlete to win a World title...

Superb silver for Joe Choong as Olympic Champion makes impressive return to modern pentathlon competition at Albena World Cup

15 May 2022

University of Bath-based Olympic Champion Joe Choong made an impressive return to international competition for the first time since winning gold at Tokyo 2020 as he claimed a dramatic silver at the UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Albena, Bulgaria. Choong, part of the Pentathlon GB high-performance squad at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, took a break after the Olympics but looked in good form all week as he eased through the qualifying and...

Students Emma Whitaker and Ross Charlton win medals on World Cup debuts as Pentathlon GB make strong start to 2022 campaign

27 March 2022

Sports Performance students Emma Whitaker and Ross Charlton both won medals on their UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup debuts as University of Bath-based Pentathlon GB enjoyed a strong start to the Paris 2024 Olympic cycle. Whitaker, who is supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship, enjoyed a dream week in Cairo, Egypt as she progressed through the qualifying round and semi-finals to reach a World Cup women’s individual final at her first attempt. The 20-year-old then...

Stunning laser-run fires Jess Varley to silver medal as Bath students past and present impress for Pentathlon GB at Budapest Indoors

24 February 2022

University of Bath alumna Jess Varley produced a stunning laser-run to win silver for Pentathlon GB at the Budapest International Open in Hungary, the curtain-raiser for the 2022 international modern pentathlon season. Natural Sciences graduate Varley, who won two of Pentathlon GB’s National Ranking Events at the Team Bath Sports Training Village this winter and was runner-up in the third, started the decisive discipline of the women’s A final more than a minute behind the...

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