News Archive, Tag: Freyja Prentice

(From left) Samantha Murray, Joanna Muir, Kate French and Freyja Prentice on the athletics track

Duo progress to World Championships final but there is frustration for Freyja and Joanna

26 May 2016

Pentathlon GB’s Samantha Murray and Kate French will both contest the women’s individual final at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Moscow, Russia on Friday. However, there was disappointment and frustration for Freyja Prentice as she missed out on a place in the final to put her hopes of qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in doubt. Joanna Muir – a women’s relay silver-medallist with Murray at the start of the week – also...

(From left) Joe Choong, Samantha Murray, Sam Curry, Freyja Prentice, Joe Evans, Joanna Muir, Jamie Cooke, Kate French and Tom Toolis have been selected for the 2016 Modern Pentathlon World Championships

Final chance to set Olympic standard as pentathletes head to World Championships

19 May 2016

Pentathlon GB has selected nine University of Bath-based athletes, including two current students and six graduates, for next week’s World Championships – the last qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Samantha Murray, World Champion in 2014 and bronze-medallist in 2012, is named in the women’s team along with Kate French, Joanna Muir and Freyja Prentice. Jamie Cooke, fresh from winning a historic World Cup Final gold medal, is in the men’s team along...

Jamie Cooke won a historic World Cup Final gold in Sarasota in May 2016

Historic World Cup Final gold boosts Jamie Cooke’s Olympic pentathlon hopes

09 May 2016

Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Cooke gave his chances of Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification a significant boost when he became the first British man to win gold at the UIPM World Cup Final in Sarasota, Florida. It was the University of Bath-based athlete’s second international success in a month, following on from his World Cup victory in Kecskemét, Hungary. Biology graduate Freyja Prentice also claimed a top-six finish in the women’s competition in the United States...

Jamie Cooke and Freyja Prentice of Pentathlon GB

Pentathletes Jamie Cooke and Freyja Prentice seek Rio 2016 boost at World Cup Final

05 May 2016

Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Cooke is hoping it will be déjà vu all over again when he goes looking for more Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification points at this weekend's World Cup Final in the United States. Cooke enjoyed a timely confidence boost when he had ‘one of those perfect pentathlon days’ while winning World Cup gold in Kecskemét, Hungary earlier this month. It was his second success in Kecskemét, with his other World Cup victory coming...

World Cup gold for Jamie Cooke as Pentathlon GB athletes excel in Hungary

18 April 2016

Pentathlon GB’s Jamie Cooke produced a fantastic all-round display to claim his third career World Cup victory in Kecskemét, Hungary on Sunday. Freyja Prentice, Kate French and Samantha Murray all recorded top-ten finishes in the women’s competition during a highly-encouraging weekend for the British pentathletes, whose national training centre is based at the University of Bath. Cooke was in the top three throughout the men’s final and headed into the combined run/shoot five seconds behind...

Tom Toolis of Pentathlon GB

GB team named for final Modern Pentathlon World Cup of Rio Olympic season

13 April 2016

University of Bath student Tom Toolis (pictured) returns to the Pentathlon GB squad for the fourth and final World Cup of the Rio 2016 Olympic season, taking place in Hungary this weekend. Toolis, who is studying Sports Performance, is joined in the men’s team for Kecskemét by former World Junior Champion Jamie Cooke plus graduates Sam Curry and Joe Evans. Their qualification heats take place on Friday, with the final on Sunday. University of Bath graduates Kate French,...

Joe Choong on his way to a seventh-placed finish at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Joe Choong and Freyja Prentice are highest Pentathlon GB finishers during challenging Rio 2016 test event

14 March 2016

University of Bath student Joe Choong was the Pentathlon GB team’s highest-placed finisher during a challenging weekend at the UIPM World Cup in Rio, Brazil. Choong, who studies Mathematics, was 13th in the men’s final on Sunday after fine performances in the fencing and swimming disciplines. Jamie Cooke was 19th but Sport Performance student Tom Toolis and Politics & International Relations graduate Sam Curry did not qualify for the final, the latter being withdrawn from...

Pentathlon GB quartet through to final of Rio 2016 Olympic Games test event

11 March 2016

All four of the Pentathlon GB women’s team will get to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic venues for a second time this week after qualifying for the final of the UIPM World Cup in Brazil. University of Bath graduates Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice all progressed through Thursday’s heats at the competition, which is doubling as a test event for this summer’s Olympic Games. Reigning World Junior Champion Francesca Summers also secured...

Freya Prenctice in the Modern Pentathlon European Championships women's final

Fit-again Freyja Prentice excited to compete at Rio 2016 Olympic Games test event

10 March 2016

Freyja Prentice and her Pentathlon GB team-mates will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic venues today as the second UIPM World Cup of the season gets under way. The competition in Brazil is doubling as an Olympic test event and University of Bath Biology graduate Prentice cannot wait to get started. “I am very excited about competing this week,” she said. “It is always good to get the first competition underway after such a long...

Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice with their team gold at the European Championships

Early taster of Rio 2016 Olympic Games as Pentathlon GB squad head to Brazil World Cup

07 March 2016

University of Bath students Joe Choong and Tom Toolis are part of an eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad flying out to Brazil this week to compete in a Rio 2016 Olympic Games test event. The second UIPM World Cup of the season, taking place from March 10-13, is being staged at all of the venues being used for this summer’s Games – the Youth Arena, Deodoro Aquatics Centre and Deodoro Stadium. Athletes will also experience the adjusted...

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