News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Pentathlon GB's Jess Varley (left) won silver in the women's final at the UIPM World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria, in May 2024. CREDIT: UIPM World Pentathlon / Nuno Gonçalves

Pentathlon GB’s Jess Varley delighted to back on the podium after a tough year with superb silver at UIPM World Cup in Sofia

12 May 2024

University of Bath alumna Jess Varley was delighted to put a difficult 12 months behind her and keep her Olympic dreams alive by winning a superb silver at the UIPM Pentathlon World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria. Pentathlon GB team-mate Emma Whitaker finished just outside the medals and Kate French placed 13th in a fiercely-fought women’s final, while Myles Pillage was 12th in the men’s final. All the athletes needed strong performances as they sought to...

A picture of some of the winners at the 2024 Blues Awards, the annual celebration of student sport at the University of Bath.

Jamie Cubitt wins Sports Personality of the Year as University of Bath’s thriving student sport scene is celebrated at 50th Blues Awards

02 May 2024

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Blues Awards, the annual celebration of student sport at the University of Bath, with the 2024 presentation evening once again taking place at the historic Roman Baths and Pump Room in Bath city centre. The Blues Awards is a University of Bath event, sponsored by Team Bath Gym suppliers Matrix Fitness, which The SU Bath [Students Union] and Department for Sports Development and Recreation (DSDR) support together....

Pentathlon GB's Kerenza Bryson won gold at the UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Ankara, Turkey on 20th April 2024. MUST CREDIT: UIPM World Pentathlon / Théo Kine

Phenomenal fencing provides foundations for dominant pentathlon performance as Kerenza Bryson wins World Cup gold in Ankara

22 April 2024

Pentathlon GB’s Kerenza Bryson built on her best-ever fencing performance to claim the second UIPM World Cup gold of her career with a stunning performance in Ankara, Turkey. The University of Bath-based pentathlete, who had won bronze in the opening World Cup of the Paris 2024 Olympic season, was in magnificent form in the fencing ranking round as she won 27 of her 35 bouts. [caption id="attachment_70396" align="alignright" width="292"] Kerenza Bryson showed tremendous equestrian skills...

The University of Bath was officially presented with UK Sport Elite Training Centre-accredited status during a ceremony at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on 12th April 2024. (From left) Professor Ian White (University of Bath Vice-Chancellor), Sally Munday (UK Sport Chief Executive), Duncan Rolley (UK Sport Elite Training Centre Advisor), Sophie Hamer (Head of Sport Operations), Stephen Baddeley (University of Bath Director of Sport) and Cassie Wilson (University of Bath Pro-Vice-Chancellor). CREDIT: Nic Delves-Broughton

Olympians and Paralympians in attendance as University of Bath is officially recognised as UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre

12 April 2024

The University of Bath’s status as a UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre (ETC) has been officially recognised at a ceremony attended by Olympic and Paralympic Champions, high-performance coaches and staff. Professor Ian White, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bath, received the prestigious ETC award from Sally Munday, Chief Executive of UK Sport, during a presentation in the Team Bath Sports Training Village. Joining Team Bath staff at the ceremony were athletes, coaches and administrators from...

A picture of Rengen CEO Iestyn Lewis shaking hands with University of Bath DIrector of Sport Stephen Baddeley following a sponsorship renewal in March 2024

Rengen to continue supporting Team Bath’s sport and fitness activities at all levels after agreeing three-year partnership extension

12 March 2024

Team Bath and Rengen have today announced a three-year extension to their successful partnership supporting sport and fitness activities at the University of Bath. A leading company specialising in student, residential and commercial developments and lettings, Bath-based Rengen – whose CEO is University of Bath alumnus Iestyn Lewis – has been an official partner of Team Bath since 2019. During that time Rengen has supported Team Bath’s activities at all levels, from recreational and youth...

A picture of Pentathlon GB's Kerenza Bryson who bronze at the UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Cairo, Egypt in March 2024

Kerenza Bryson wins brilliant bronze as Bath-based Pentathlon GB athletes contest first UIPM World Cup of Olympic season in Cairo

10 March 2024

Pentathlon GB’s Kerenza Bryson won a brilliant bronze and there were top-10 finishes for Kate French and Charlie Brown when Cairo hosted the first UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games season. Bryson went into the women’s final sitting in fifth place after the fencing ranking round and made an excellent start to the day by scoring a maximum 300 points in the riding. [caption id="attachment_70277" align="alignright" width="292"] Charlie Brown earned...

(From left) Pentathlon GB's Charlie Brown, Emma Whitaker and Kerenza Bryson won gold, silver and bronze respectively at the 2024 Hungarian Indoor Open in Budapest.

Golden start to Olympic year for Bath student Charlie Brown as Pentathlon GB win full set of medals at Hungarian Indoor Open

13 February 2024

University of Bath student Charlie Brown won gold and there were medals for Emma Whitaker and Kerenza Bryson too as Pentathlon GB athletes began Olympic year strongly at the 2024 Hungarian Indoor Open. The annual competition in Budapest provides a good test for pentathletes ahead of the World Cup season and it was Sports Management and Coaching student Brown who took his chance to shine in the men’s final. He was one of six athletes...

Culture, Media and Sport Secretary visits Olympic and Paralympic Champions at University of Bath ahead of Paris 2024 milestone

26 January 2024

Lucy Frazer MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, met several Olympic and Paralympic Champions at their University of Bath training base on Thursday where they are preparing for Paris 2024, now just six months away. She was accompanied on the tour of the Team Bath Sports Training Village (STV) by Dame Katherine Grainger, Chair of UK Sport, and spoke to a number of athletes and coaches including double Tokyo 2020 swimming gold-medallist...

A picture of Kate French with her Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games modern pentathlon gold medal at the University of Bath, where she trains and studied. PICTURE: Nic Delves-Broughton.

Olympic Champion Kate French targeting Paris 2024 title defence as pentathlon star returns to competition after 18-month break

26 January 2024

Reigning Olympic Champion Kate French is aiming to be at Paris 2024 this summer to defend her modern pentathlon crown as she prepares to return to competition for the first time in nearly 18 months. French, who trains with Pentathlon GB at the University of Bath, has only competed twice since winning gold in record-breaking style at the rescheduled Tokyo Games in August 2021 and took a break from the sport during 2023 to consider...

A picture of Pentathlon GB's Charlie Brown celebrating qualifying for the 2023 World Championships men's final at the University of Bath. CREDIT: UIPM World Pentathlon / Nuno Gonçalves.

Student-pentathlete Charlie Brown determined to build on breakthrough season and seize his Paris 2024 Olympic opportunity

25 January 2024

It’s four years earlier than he anticipated but University of Bath student Charlie Brown has put himself in the mix to make his modern pentathlon Olympic debut this summer and is determined to take the opportunity. The 20-year-old made his first major senior international appearance for Pentathlon GB less than 12 months ago but went on to enjoy an excellent 2023, reaching the men’s individual finals at the European Games in Poland and the UIPM...

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