News Archive, Tag: Jamie Cooke

(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 in action at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships men's final

Career-best finish for student Joe Choong at Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Rome

04 April 2016

University of Bath student Joe Choong produced his best Modern Pentathlon World Cup performance so far as he finished just outside the medals in Rome. Choong, supported by an Ivor Powell Sports Scholarship, was consistently impressive throughout the men’s final on Saturday as he finished just five seconds behind bronze-medallist Jan Kuf of the Czech Republic. French duo Valentin Prades and Christoper Patte took gold and silver respectively. Jamie Cooke and Sam Curry finished 24th...

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...

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...

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

Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke win Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition at University of Bath

11 January 2016

Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke were in dominant form when the University of Bath staged the second Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic season on Saturday. London 2012 silver-medallist and former World Champion Murray, a French & Politics graduate, led throughout the women’s competition after recording the best results in the London 2012 Legacy Pool and the Sports Training Village fencing salle. She also only dropped eight penalty points in the horse...

Bath student Joe Choong sets Rio 2016 qualification standard at European Championships

22 August 2015

University of Bath student Joe Choong produced the performance of his career in front of a sell-out home crowd at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships to secure a coveted Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification place. The Mathematics student, supported by an Ivor Powell Scholarship, was roared down the home straight at a packed Sports Training Village to finish seventh in the men’s final on Saturday. That secured one of the eight Olympic qualification places up...

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