News Archive, Tag: Freyja Prentice

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

Festive cheer for Kate French and Jamie Cooke in Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition at STV

22 December 2015

Kate French and Jamie Cooke got their 2016 seasons off to a fine start with victory in the first Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of the new campaign. University of Bath Sports Performance graduate French, who has set the qualification standard for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, was in commanding form as she won the women’s competition at the Sports Training Village – home to Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre. Freyja Prentice recorded the fastest...

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

Kate French earns Olympic qualification place as “best” European Championships end in style

23 August 2015

Kate French earned a Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification place and there was team gold for Pentathlon GB as a world-class Modern Pentathlon European Championships concluded in fitting style at the University of Bath. Sports Performance graduate French went into the combined event 15th overall but produced a fantastic performance, missing just one shot, to secure the top-eight finish she needed. “I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet but I am so pleased,” she...

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

Live blog – Modern Pentathlon European Championships day 6

23 August 2015

A memorable week of Modern Pentathlon European Championships action concludes at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Sunday with the women's final. University of Bath graduate Samantha Murray, the London 2012 Olympic silver-medallist and 2014 World Champion, is among those going for glory in a world-class field. Eight Rio 2016 qualification places are also up for grabs, with Pentathlon GB's Kate French, Freyja Prentice (pictured, by Phil Searle) and Francesca Summers hoping to...

Samantha Murray is all smiles after qualifying for the European Championships final

Plenty for home fans to cheer as Pentathlon GB women reach European Championships final

21 August 2015

Fellow athletes, family, friends and University of Bath staff turned out in force to cheer a full complement of Pentathlon GB athletes into the women’s final of the Modern Pentathlon European Championships. Graduates Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice all successfully came through their qualifying rounds on Friday, as did newly-crowned World Junior Champion Francesca Summers. They were roared on all the way by another good crowd at the Sports Training Village and can...

Francesca Summers, centre, won the UIPM World Junior Championships in Mexico City in August 2015

World Junior Champ Francesca Summers ready for senior European stage

15 August 2015

Newly-crowned World Junior Champion Francesca Summers will have another chance to test herself on the senior stage next week when she competes in the Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath. The 19-year-old warmed up for the Rio 2016 Olympic qualifying event in style by winning two golds at the World Junior Championships in Mexico City last week – the individual women’s title and the women’s relay with Mathematics student Eilidh Prise. She...

Freyja Prentice of Pentathlon GB

Freyja Prentice completes Pentathlon GB team for home European Championships

14 August 2015

Freyja Prentice has been confirmed as the final member of the Pentathlon GB women’s team for next week's Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath. The 25-year-old has recovered from severe bone stress to her tibia to edge out former World Champion Mhairi Spence and join Samantha Murray, Kate French and Francesca Summers in the women's individual competition. “The thought of competing at the Europeans is what has kept me going," said Prentice,...

Samantha Murray of Pentathlon GB, July 2015

British squad named for Modern Pentathlon European Championships at University of Bath

16 July 2015

An eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad has been announced for next month’s European Championships, taking place at the University of Bath. London 2012 silver-medallist Samantha Murray and University of Bath students Tom Toolis and Joseph Choong are among those looking to secure a Rio 2016 qualifying place at their home training venue. Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu said: “Bath is the home of the GB team and this is only the second time the Europeans...

Student Tom Toolis is top Brit on senior World Cup final debut but Pentathlon GB rue women’s bad luck

11 April 2015

Performance Director Jan Bartu said he was in “philosophical” mood after two incident-packed finals for Pentathlon GB’s athletes at World Cup 3 in Rome. He was pleased to see University of Bath student Tom Toolis finish 17th in his first senior men’s final on Saturday, which made him the top-placed Brit ahead of Nick Woodbridge in 20th, Joe Evans in 26th and Joe Choong in 27th. But Bartu, pictured, added that a possible problem with...

Freyja Prentice of Pentathlon GB

Freyja Prentice and Kate French through to Modern Pentathlon World Cup final in Rome

09 April 2015

Pentathlon GB duo Freyja Prentice and Kate French are safely through to the women’s individual final at World Cup 3 in Rome, Italy. Prentice – who won a bronze medal at the last World Cup in Cairo, Egypt in March – topped Group B in the qualifying stages on Wednesday with 1,080 points, ranking her ninth overall. And French – a third-placed finisher at World Cup 1 in Sarasota, US in February – scored 1,076...

Freyja Prentice of Pentathlon GB

Freyja Prentice wins bronze for Pentathlon GB at World Cup in Cairo

23 March 2015

Freyja Prentice became the third British woman to stand on a Modern Pentathlon World Cup podium this season as she won bronze in Cairo, Egypt. The University of Bath biology graduate was seventh going into the final combined run-shoot event but battled her way through the field to take third place in a thrilling finish. Prentice’s medal adds to the gold and bronze won by Pentathlon GB team-mates Samantha Murray and Kate French respectively at...

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