News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Three sports, three continents, nine medals as University of Bath-based sportspeople enjoy weekend to remember

28 May 2019

It was a brilliant Bank Holiday Weekend for sportspeople based at the University of Bath as they won nine medals, five of them gold, on three continents across three different sports – modern pentathlon, wheelchair fencing and judo. Pentathlon GB athletes continued their fantastic start to a 2019 that includes this summer’s European Championships in Bath (click here to buy tickets) by securing four podium places at the fourth World Cup of the season in...

Jamie Cooke on the shooting range at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Pentathlon GB in great form 75 days before Europe’s elite arrive in Bath to battle for Euro Champs titles and Tokyo Olympic places

21 May 2019

In a week which marks 75 days until the opening of August’s European Modern Pentathlon Championships and Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying event in Bath, GB’s modern pentathletes have already been in positive form this season. The national squad, which includes World Champion Jamie Cooke and European silver and bronze medallists Kate French and Joe Choong, has won eight international medals since the turn of the year and recorded several top-ten finishes in the World Cup...

Gold for Green as University of Bath student Olivia leads British one-two at Czech Open Modern Pentathlon Champs

13 May 2019

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Olivia Green won gold and Kerenza Bryson took silver as rising Pentathlon GB stars produced excellent results at the Czech Open Championships. Both Sport & Exercise Science student Green, fresh from making her World Cup debut in Hungary, and Bryson were in the leading pack throughout the day and went into the decisive run-shoot sitting second and third respectively before improving their positions in fine style. [caption id="attachment_61501" align="alignright" width="292"]...

Olivia Green in action on her modern pentathlon World Cup debut in Hungary, May 2019. MUST CREDIT: Virag Buza

Top-ten finishes at latest World Cup show Pentathlon GB are in good shape as home European Champs get closer

05 May 2019

There were five top-ten finishes for Pentathlon GB athletes when they competed at the third World Cup of the 2019 season at Szekesfehervar in Hungary. World Champion Jamie Cooke finished a fine fourth in the men’s final on Saturday, one place ahead of MJ Church Ambassador Joe Choong who continued his impressive start to the international season. University of Bath graduate Choong returned to the wider podium the following day as he partnered World Cup...

Joe Choong (left) won men's individual silver at the Sofia World Cup in April 2019. MUST CREDIT: UIPM

Two silver medals and best-ever finishes provide plenty of Pentathlon GB cheer at Sofia World Cup

15 April 2019

Joe Choong’s superb individual silver medal was matched in the mixed relay competition by Jamie Cooke and Francesca Summers as Pentathlon GB enjoyed a hugely-impressive weekend at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was a first World Cup medal of his career for MJ Church Ambassador Choong, who followed up a rapid time of 2:00.08 in the swimming pool with 21 victories from 34 bouts in the fencing hall. He rolled two...

Joe Choong, David King and Tom Dean

University of Bath-based sportspeople stepping up Tokyo 2020 preparations with 500 days to go until next Olympic Games

12 March 2019

Today marks 500 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and three students and graduates are among the multitude of University of Bath-based sportspeople ramping up their preparations for the world’s greatest sporting show. Pentathlete Joe Choong is aiming to join the ranks of double Olympians, and has a chance to qualify for Tokyo when the University hosts the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships this summer, while 110m hurdler David King and swimmer...

Team gold adds to individual silver and bronze medals as Bath students impress at BUCS Pentathlon Championships

10 March 2019

University of Bath students won team gold and there were individual medals for Bradley Sutton and Olivia Green when they competed at the 2019 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Pentathlon Championships in Oxford. Santander Sporting Scholar Sutton (pictured), who studies Sports Performance, was runner-up in the men’s competition for a second successive year, only being pipped to gold by eight points by Cambridge University’s Henry Choong, brother of Rio 2016 Olympian and Bath Mathematics...

The army of volunteers who worked behind the scenes at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Could you be a Gladiator Maker? Volunteers sought for 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships at University of Bath

09 March 2019

Organisers of the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, being staged at the University of Bath this summer, are calling on local people to help deliver the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying event by becoming 'Gladiator Makers'. Pentathlon GB is seeking up to 100 volunteers in diverse roles for the event - dubbed 'Gladiators Return' - including medal ceremony attendants, helping with the media on site, supporting overseas teams and helping on the field of play. The...

Top-ten finishes are best yet for pentathletes Francesca Summers and Tom Toolis at Cairo World Cup

02 March 2019

Francesca Summers, Tom Toolis and University of Bath student Myles Pillage all recorded personal best finishes at a World Cup as Pentathlon GB made an encouraging start to the 2019 season in Cairo, Egypt. Former World Junior Champion Summers won 20 of her 35 fencing bouts and produced a flawless ride to sit sixth going into the combined run-shoot, a position she maintained to finish on the wider podium in the women’s final. Charlie Follett,...

Watch the Gladiators Return to Bath as tickets go on sale for 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

19 February 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships, a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying event being staged at the University of Bath this summer. Styled “Gladiators Return” in recognition of the combative nature of an event in which athletes battle each other across five sports, the UK Sport National Lottery-backed Championships are taking place from August 6-11 at the £30million Sports Training Village. Britain’s top pentathletes will be joined by the...

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