News Archive, Tag: jan bartu

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...

Samantha Murray finished fifth at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Berlin

“Perfect” finish earns Samantha Murray a top-five place at World Championships

05 July 2015

Samantha Murray fought right to the very end in scorching 38 degree to finish a fine fifth in the Modern Pentathlon World Championships women’s final in Berlin, Germany. The University of Bath graduate went into the event as defending champion and made a fantastic start to the day, setting the joint quickest time in the swim. However, the fencing was all too reminiscent of Friday’s frustrations for Pentathlon GB’s men in their final as Murray...

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...

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