News Archive, Category: Modern Pentathlon

Megan Fletcher with the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme

Judo champ Megan Fletcher helps to inspire next generation on Futures Athlete Development Programme

02 July 2019

An inspirational talk from a Commonwealth champion and success on the national and international stage has added up to an exciting few weeks for young sportspeople on the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme. Team Bath Judo’s Megan Fletcher, who won gold at Glasgow 2014, took time out from competing around the world as she seeks Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification to speak to the current Futures cohort – all aged between ten and 18 –...

Joe Choong celebrates as he wins gold at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Tokyo. Picture credit: UIPM / Nuno Goncalves

Pentathlon GB’s Joe Choong sets Olympic qualifying standard with glorious gold at World Cup Final in Tokyo

01 July 2019

Joe Choong became the first University of Bath-based athlete to set the Tokyo 2020 qualifying standard when he magnificently won Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final gold in the Olympic host city. “To get over the line in first and claim my first senior gold medal, as well as an Olympic Qualification spot, is an absolutely amazing feeling,” said the MJ Church Ambassador after his trademark sprint finish in the run-shoot had clinched victory in the...

Pentathlon GB training in Tokyo ahead of the 2019 World Cup Final

First chance to stake 2020 Olympics claim as Pentathlon GB head to Tokyo test event for World Cup Final

26 June 2019

Pentathlon GB athletes based at the University of Bath will have their first chance to set the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifying standard when they compete in the World Cup Final in Japan this week. The culmination of this year’s UIPM World Cup campaign is doubling as an Olympic test event and the gold medallists in the men’s and women’s individual competition will put themselves firmly in line to return to Tokyo next summer. Mathematics...

Georgia Hannam, Kerenza Bryson and Olivia Green won women's team bronze at the 2019 Junior Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Women’s team bronze caps successful week for rising Pentathlon GB stars at Junior European Championships

09 June 2019

University of Bath students Georgia Hannam and Olivia Green teamed up with Kerenza Bryson to win Pentathlon GB's fourth medal of the 2019 Junior Modern Pentathlon European Championships - team bronze in the women's final. All three of them produced fine individual displays to record top-20 finishes in Poland - Hannam 11th, Bryson 15th and Green 18th - and those scores added together saw the trio claim the final spot on the team podium. Hannah,...

Netballer Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and pentathlete Olivia Green shortlisted for 2019 TASS Stars Awards

07 June 2019

University of Bath students Sophie Drakeford-Lewis and Olivia Green are among the finalists for the 2019 TASS Stars Awards, which recognise achievements in sport and study in the past year. MJ Church Ambassador Drakeford-Lewis, who studies Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering and is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, has enjoyed a stellar season with Team Bath Netball and was named as the Vitality Superleague Young Player of the Year. She is shortlisted alongside fencer...

Bradley Sutton and Myles Pillage on the podium at the 2019 Junior European Modern Pentathlon Championships

Back-to-back bronze medals secured by sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton at Junior Modern Pentathlon Euro Champs

06 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholars Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton made it a hat-trick of British relay medals at the 2019 Junior Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Poland as they claimed bronze on Wednesday. It made it back-to-back junior European men’s relay bronzes for the pair having also stood of the third step of the podium in Spain 12 months ago. It was also the 15th international medal at junior and senior level of a...

Kerenza Bryson and Olivia Green won women's relay silver at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon Junior European Championships

Medals keep coming at Modern Pentathlon Junior Euro Champs as student Olivia Green and Kerenza Bryson secure silver

05 June 2019

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Olivia Green teamed up with Kerenza Bryson to continue Pentathlon GB’s fantastic start to the 2019 Junior European Championships by claiming a fine silver in the women’s relay. There was little to choose between the leading nations throughout the day in Poland but a strong finish saw the Brits take the second step on the podium, following on from fellow University of Bath students Georgia Hannam and Oliver Murray’s bronze...

Georgia Hannam and Oliver Murray on the podium at the Junior Modern Pentathlon European Championships in June 2019

Birthday bronze for scholar Georgia Hannam as she and Oliver Murray start Junior Euro Modern Pentathlon Champs on podium

03 June 2019

University of Bath students Georgia Hannam and Oliver Murray won mixed relay bronze as Pentathlon GB enjoyed a strong start to the 2019 Junior European Championships in Poland. The podium place was a perfect 21st birthday present for Physical Activity & Health student Hannam, who is supported by Santander Sports Scholarship and won 18 of her 21 bouts in the fencing salle - more than any other athlete in the field. Team Bath Dual Career...

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...

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