News Archive, Tag: Joanna Muir

Mathematics student Joe Choong, of Pentathlon GB, outside the University of Bath library

Olympian Joe Choong to make first World Cup appearance of 2017

24 May 2017

Bath student Joe Choong, an MJ Church ambassador, will make his World Cup return at this week’s event in Drzonkow, Poland, his first World Cup appearance since finishing 4th in Rome at the beginning of April 2016. The Rio Olympian took time out from training to concentrate on his Mathematics degree at the University of Bath over the winter before returning to international action with an impressive 5th place finish at the German Open Championships last month....

Samantha Murray, Joanna Muir and Kate French of Pentathlon GB

Top-five finish for Joanna Muir as Pentathlon GB women win team silver at Euros

10 July 2016

University of Bath graduate Joanna Muir was the top performing Pentathlon GB athlete in the individual competitions at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Muir, who studied Sports Performance, impressed across all five disciplines on her European debut to finish fifth overall in the women’s final. Fellow graduates Kate French and Samantha Murray – who are preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – finished tenth and 17th respectively, meaning the British trio...

Hungary's Bence Harangozo watches on as compatriot Istvan Malits fences against Britain's James Myatt

Students past and present team up for top-ten finish at European Championships

07 July 2016

James Myatt and Georgia Pipes, University of Bath students past and present, teamed up to finish eighth in the mixed relay at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. The day started in the pool with Sociology student Pipes and Business Administration graduate Myatt (pictured) recording a time of 2:03.62, leaving them in ninth position at the end of the opening discipline. The Pentathlon GB duo then recorded 22 victories and 22 defeats in the...

(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...

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...

(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...

Jo Muir and Francesca Summers (left) won silver in the women's relay at the 2015 European Junior Championships. PICTURE: @pentathlongb

Silver start to Junior European Championships for Pentathlon GB athletes

27 May 2015

University of Bath student Joanna Muir helped Pentathlon GB make a medal-winning start to the Junior European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Muir, who has just completed a Sports Performance degree, teamed up with Francesca Summers to secure a silver medal in the women’s relay competition on Tuesday, finishing behind Hungarian duo Rebeka Ormandi and Karolina Palkovics. The British men’s team of Thomas Lees and Luke Tasker, the latter also a Sports Performance student, narrowly missed out...

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...

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