News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Pentathlon GB set to launch the UK’s ‘home of obstacle course racing’ at the University of Bath

06 October 2023

Pentathlon GB, the governing body of Modern Pentathlon, is launching the UK’s first permanent sprint obstacle course based at the University of Bath, enabling both athletes and the public to challenge themselves on a world-class course. The new facility, due to open early 2024, will showcase eight obstacles which are currently used in International Junior Pentathlon competitions and include steps, a big wheel, a 1.5m climbing wall, rings, a balance beam, wheels, monkey bars and...

Prince Albert II of Monaco praises “incredible” University of Bath as Pentathlon World Championships are hailed as huge success

29 August 2023

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco has praised the “incredible sports complex” at the University of Bath after visiting the Laser-Run and Pentathlon World Championships 2023 in his role as UIPM Honorary President. Dr Klaus Schormann – President of UIPM (Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne), the world governing body of modern pentathlon – also hailed the championships, staged over 10 action-packed days at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, as a huge success. HSH Prince...

Home sweet home for Joe Choong as GB star and Italy’s Elena Micheli defend UIPM Pentathlon World Champs titles at University of Bath

27 August 2023

Pentathlon GB’s Joe Choong won gold on home soil and Italy’s Elena Micheli defended her women’s crown on a truly Super Sunday of UIPM Pentathlon World Championships finals action at the University of Bath. Olympic Champion Choong, who trains and studied at the University, had a 10-second lead going into the laser-run after strong riding, fencing and swimming performances but had to hold off a fierce challenge from Mexico’s Emiliano Hernandez before pulling away to...

LIVE: Watch gold-medallists crowned on Pentathlon World Championships Finals Day at University of Bath with BBC Sport

27 August 2023

Live coverage of today's UIPM Pentathlon World Championship 2023 women's and men's finals at the University of Bath is being provided by BBC Sport. You can see the champions crowned and Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualification places secured via the Red Button, the BBC Sport website or on iPlayer. Click here to watch the women's final from 10.15am-12.30pm: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0g8524p  Click here to watch the men's final from 3.15-5.30pm: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0g85180 Remaining tickets for the finals, as...

Three more Brits through to finals day at 2023 Pentathlon World Championships as University of Bath prepares to host Super Sunday

26 August 2023

Three Pentathlon GB athletes, including defending champion Joe Choong, will line up in a top-class men’s final at the University of Bath on Sunday when gold medals are decided at the UIPM Pentathlon World Championships 2023. Charlie Brown, a Sports Management and Coaching student at the University, showed no signs of nerves in his first senior World Championships as he produced a strong swim and laser-run to confidently progress through Semi-Final A. It was tighter...

Fab four through to women’s final as home athletes enjoy fantastic Friday at UIPM Pentathlon World Championships in Bath

25 August 2023

Four home athletes will be lining up in the women’s final at the University of Bath on Sunday after a fantastic Friday of competition at the UIPM Pentathlon World Championships 2023. Pentathlon GB’s Kerenza Bryson, Olivia Green (both pictured), Jess Varley and Emma Whitaker all successfully negotiated the semi-finals and will be joined in the gold-medal showdown by defending champion Elena Micheli, of Italy, and 2013 World Champion Laura Asadauskaite, who won gold on her...

Egypt at the double as relays and Family Fun Day kick off Pentathlon World Championships at the University of Bath

22 August 2023

Egypt secured the first gold medals of the UIPM Pentathlon World Championships 2023 after an action-packed day of relay competition at the University of Bath. Amira Kandil and Malak Ismail claimed the women’s relay title after consistent performances across all five disciplines, crossing the finish line six seconds clear of Italy’s Beatrice Mercuri and Aurora Tognetti. Bronze went to overnight leaders Mayan Oliver and Mariana Arceo of Mexico, while Pentathlon GB’s Gina Speakman and Alex...

University of Bath proudly hosts “a celebration of the glory of sport” as first Laser Run World Champs staged in UK prove a huge success

22 August 2023

The first UIPM Laser Run World Championships staged in Britain proved to be a huge success as more than 560 athletes from 33 countries served up three thrilling days of competition at the University of Bath. Racers of all ages and abilities competed for world titles in 37 categories, from under-9s through to over-70s, including, for the first time, three Para Laser Run categories. Gold medals went to athletes from 11 different countries, Egypt being...

UIPM Laser-Run and Pentathlon World Championships 2023 are under way as University of Bath hosts nine days of world-class sport

21 August 2023

Nine days of world-class sport are under way at the University of Bath as it proudly plays host to the 2023 UIPM Laser-Run and Pentathlon World Championships - click here to buy tickets. Getting the action started were the first-ever Laser-Run World Championships to be staged in Britain, which saw more than 560 athletes representing 33 different countries competing across age ranges from under-9s to over-70s. [caption id="attachment_69573" align="alignright" width="292"] Alex Bousfield (right) with Senior...

University of Bath ready to welcome the world as hundreds of athletes head to Laser Run and Pentathlon World Champs

14 August 2023

Nearly 800 athletes from 39 different countries will be heading to the University of Bath over the next few days as the eagerly-awaited 2023 UIPM Laser-Run and Pentathlon World Championships get under way. Most of the 191 athletes contesting the Pentathlon championships, from 22nd to 28th August, will be staying in accommodation on campus, just a few minutes’ walk from the main competition arena at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. Almost all the action...

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