News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Kate French (back, second from left) won silver at the 2018 Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Hungary

Medals for Kate French and Joe Choong as Pentathlon GB enjoy their most successful European Championships yet

23 July 2018

Pentathlon GB won medals in both the men’s and women’s individual competitions for the first time at a European Championships as Kate French and Joe Choong both recorded excellent podium finishes in Hungary. Sports Performance graduate French continued her superb form to win silver on Saturday, her first medal at a major international championships. The celebrations continued 24 hours later as MJ Church Ambassador Choong, fresh from graduating from the University of Bath in Mathematics,...

Jamie Cooke on the shooting range at the 2018 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong fall just short of podium in Modern Pentathlon Euro Champs opener

18 July 2018

On the day that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games schedule was released, it was two Rio 2016 Olympians that joined forces for Pentathlon GB as Jamie Cooke and Joe Choong finished fourth in the men’s relay at the European Championships in Hungary. It was the second time in three years that the University of Bath-based duo had teamed up in the European relay and their 2016 result was repeated as the Brits narrowly missed out...

Joe Choong, Anna Hopkin, Alex Lane and Sydney Gregson are all graduating from the University of Bath in July 2018

Fab four ambassadors thank MJ Church for support as they graduate from University of Bath

10 July 2018

Four MJ Church Ambassadors who are graduating from the University of Bath this week have thanked Team Bath’s partners for their support as they successfully combined study and sport. Olympic modern pentathlon athlete Joe Choong, Commonwealth swimming medallist Anna Hopkin, English badminton champion Alex Lane and Bristol Rugby Ladies player Sydney Gregson have all completed their studies and will receive their degrees during ceremonies this week. They have been assisted along the way by a bursary...

2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships save the date launch

Save the date! Gladiators Return to the University of Bath for European Modern Pentathlon Championships

03 July 2018

Just as Pentathlon GB’s current crop of world stars leave for this year’s European Championships in Hungary, they are already looking forward to enjoying home advantage at the same event next year when Tokyo 2020 places will be up for grabs. The National Lottery funded 2019 European Modern Pentathlon Championships will take place at the University of Bath, home of Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre, from August 6-11, 2019. The Championships, dubbed “Gladiators Return”, will...

Sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton bag bronze as Pentathlon GB impress at European Juniors

23 June 2018

University of Bath sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton claimed Pentathlon GB’s second relay medal is as many days at the Junior European Modern Pentathlon Championships as they bagged bronze in the men’s competition in Barcelona. Just like female counterparts Charlie Follett and Zoe Davison, who had won women’s relay gold the previous day, Pillage and Sutton – supported by Trendell and Santander Sports Scholarships respectively – were in the medal positions at the...

Golden moment for Charlie Follett and Zoe Davison at Junior European Modern Pentathlon Champs

22 June 2018

University of Bath student Charlie Follett teamed up with Zoe Davison to win women’s relay gold after a supreme display at the Junior European Modern Pentathlon Championships in Barcelona. Follett, who studies Psychology, and Davison were in the top two places throughout the day, retaking the lead after a perfect display in the horse-riding arena and not looking back after a dominant display of front running in the laser run. It continued a fine season...

Kate French and Joe Choong are best of British as University of Bath hosts national modern pentathlon champs

09 June 2018

Rio 2016 Olympians Kate French and Joe Choong were crowned as the new British Modern Pentathlon Champions after a thrilling day of competition at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Sports Performance graduate French, fresh from winning World Cup gold in Bulgaria, overtook Holly Parker on the second 800m loop in the decisive run-shoot discipline and went on to record an ultimately convincing win. Parker, producing arguably the best performance of her career so...

Dame Katherine Grainger (left) and Michael Jamieson (right) were among the panel at an Athletes Future Roadshow that took place at the University of Bath in June 2018

Athlete Futures Roadshow provides University-based sportspeople with careers advice for life after sport

07 June 2018

Olympic, World and Commonwealth champions based at the University of Bath were among a host of athletes who received careers advice for life after sport. The University hosted the third of four Athlete Futures Roadshow events in 2018, organised and run by the Athlete Futures Network, a partnership between UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) that is supported by the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association. The Network provides services...

Pentathlon GB's Kate French on her way to winning gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Sofia, May 2018

Superb Sofia showing sees Kate French strike gold at Modern Pentathlon World Cup

25 May 2018

Pentathlon GB athlete Kate French has won the second Modern Pentathlon World Cup gold medal of her career after a stellar performance in Sofia, Bulgaria on Friday. The Rio 2016 Olympian and University of Bath Sports Performance graduate was making only her second international appearance of the season after taking an extended break from training following last year's World Championships. She was in outstanding form throughout the women's individual final, clocking 2:22.16 in the swimming...

Mathematics student Joe Choong, of Pentathlon GB, outside the University of Bath library

Pre-exams boost for Mathematics student Joe Choong as he secures wider-podium place at Modern Pentathlon World Cup

09 May 2018

University of Bath student Joe Choong produced one of the most consistent performances of his modern pentathlon career to date to finish a fine fifth at World Cup 3 in Hungary. The Pentathlon GB athlete and MJ Church Ambassador starts his final Mathematics exams next week so is not in peak condition but he showed tremendous character and skill to impress across all five disciplines in Sunday’s final. Choong clocked 2:02.98 for the 200m freestyle...

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