News Archive, Tag: jan bartu

Jamie Cooke of Pentathlon GB, May 2016

Pentathlon GB take the positives as Jamie Cooke claims top-ten finish at World Champs

29 May 2016

Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu believes his athletes will have “learnt a lot” from their experiences at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Moscow this week. Jamie Cooke’s ninth-placed finish in the men’s final on Saturday brought to a close a competition that had started brightly with silver in the women’s relay but then proved tricky, with only three of the eight British athletes reaching the individual finals. But with the Rio 2016 Olympic...

Kate French and Samantha Murray of Pentathlon GB, May 2016

Tough day for pentathletes Samantha Murray and Kate French in World Championships final

28 May 2016

Pentathlon GB’s Samantha Murray and Kate French endured a frustrating day at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Moscow as they finished 16th and 24th respectively in the women’s individual final. Both University of Bath-based athletes had been well placed during periods of the day, with 2014 World Champion Murray fourth going into the final event – the combined run/shoot. However, despite some strong running, she lost ground to her rivals at the shooting range...

(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...

Joe Evans and Tom Toolis of Pentathlon GB, May 2016

Top-ten finish for pentathletes Joe Evans and Tom Toolis at World Championships

25 May 2016

Joe Evans and University of Bath student Tom Toolis earned a top-ten finish for Pentathlon GB in the men’s relay on day two of the UIPM World Championships in Moscow, Russia. A scintillating time of 1:49.62 in the 200m freestyle swim gave the Brits an early lead but they dropped to sixth after 14 wins and 18 defeats in the fencing salle. The ride was described by Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu as “carnage”...

Women's relay silver medallists Joanna Muir and Samantha Murray with head coach Istvan Nemeth

Relay silver gets Pentathlon GB up and running at crucial World Championships

23 May 2016

Samantha Murray and Joanna Muir gave Pentathlon GB an encouraging start to this week’s World Championships in Moscow, Russia as they won silver in the women’s relay competition. The British duo sat in the top three throughout and managed to overhaul a 32-second deficit going into the combined run-shoot to beat the host nation to second place behind a strong Germany combination featuring reigning individual World Champion Lena Schoneborn. Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu...

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...

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...

Modern pentathletes learn from taking on the best in Cairo World Cup finals

29 February 2016

Pentathlon GB trio Francesca Summers, Sam Curry and Tom Toolis gained more valuable experience when they competed in high-quality Modern Pentathlon World Cup finals in Cairo, Egypt over the weekend. With Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification points on offer, the standard of competition was extremely high throughout the week as reflected by five of the youthful Pentathlon GB squad going out in the qualifying rounds. Reigning World Junior Champion Summers went on to finish 22nd...

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...

Stephen Baddeley welcomes Pentathlon GB's Jan Bartu to the Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

Pentathlon GB’s Jan Bartu inducted into Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

17 August 2015

On the eve of the Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath, Pentathlon GB’s long-serving National Performance Director Jan Bartu has been inducted into the Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Bartu established the National Training Centre at the University of Bath in 1998, implementing the Performance Pathway System which has seen modern pentathlon become one of Britain’s most successful Olympic sports. Under his guidance, medals have been won at each of...

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