News Archive, Category: Coaches

Jan Bartu

10 May 2011

Title: National Performance Director Born: 16 January 1955 Biography: Jan is a Czech former modern pentathlete who competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics and in the 1980 Summer Olympics, winning individual bronze and team silver at the former. After taking over the role of Pentathlon GB's national performance director based at the University of Bath, Jan established the National Training Centre at the Sports Training Village in 1998. Within the Centre, he implemented the Performance...

Fridrich Foldes

08 May 2011

Title: Pentathlon GB Natonal Fencing Coach Biography: Born in Slovakia, he spent 15 years coaching the Czechoslovakian fencing team. Has been Pentathlon GB's National Fencing Coach since 1999.

Istvan Nemeth

06 May 2011

Title: Women’s Team Head Coach Biography: Istvan was in the Hungarian National Modern Pentathlon squad between 1978-1985 at the Budapesti Honved Sports Club, and then went on to gain a degree in Modern Pentathlon Coaching and Physical Education at the Hungarian University of Physical Education and Sport. Istvan began his career with Pentathlon GB in 1991 as a volunteer, working as the British National Coach and Team Manager until 1998, when he became an employee...

Philipp Waffler

02 May 2011

Title: Men’s Team Head Coach Biography: Originally from Switzerland, Philipp Waffler is the modern pentathlon’s men’s team head coach. Philipp is former international athlete and coach of Canada who joined us in October 2008 .

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