News Archive, Tag: joe choong

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....

Jamie Cooke, Joe Choong and the Pentathlon GB support team after their Rio 2016 Olympic Games competition

Rio 2016: No medal but plenty of positives for pentathletes at Olympics

21 August 2016

There was to be no medal for University of Bath-based modern penathletes on this occasion but there were still plenty of positives to take from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Pentathlon GB. Kate French and Samantha Murray both overcame difficult starts to record top-ten finishes in the women’s event. Mathematics student Joe Choong then produced the performance of his career so far to start the combined event of the men’s competition in silver-medal position....

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

Rio 2016: Student Joe Choong firmly in contention after fantastic first Olympic modern pentathlon appearance

19 August 2016

University of Bath student Joe Choong enjoyed a strong start to his Olympic debut as the fencing ranking rounds got the Rio 2016 modern pentathlon competitions under way on Thursday. Choong, who studies Mathematics and is supported by an Ivor Powell Sports Scholarship, secured 22 victories from his 35 bouts in the Deodoro Youth Arena. That was the fourth-highest number of hits but an unfortunate late red card cost him a ten-point penalty and dropped...

Dr Stephanie Cook is inducted into the Hall of Fame for Sport, May 2016

Rio 2016: Olympic champ Stephanie Cook backs pentathletes to shine at Rio 2016

18 August 2016

She was the first-ever athlete to win an Olympic gold medal while training at the University of Bath and remains an inspiration to all at the Sports Training Village. Now Dr Stephanie Cook is confident of seeing more medallists follow in her celebrated footsteps when the modern pentathlon competitions take place over the next 48 hours. Cook and training partner Kate Allenby won gold and bronze respectively in the first-ever Olympic women’s modern pentathlon event...

Rio 2016: Who to watch and when as biggest sporting show on Earth finally begins

05 August 2016

It’s finally here – today’s the day the Rio 2016 Olympic Games officially get under way! What is sure to be a colourful, vibrant and spectacular opening ceremony will start the XXXI Olympiad at 8pm Rio time (midnight in the UK). Fifteen University of Bath-based athletes will be in action over the next 16 days, hoping to emulate the likes of Dr Stephanie Cook (modern pentathlon), Jason Gardener (athletics), Kate Howey (judo) and Michael Jamieson...

(Clockwise from top left) Eden Richardson, Ben Fletcher, Joe Choong, Sam Cook, Dave King, Sydney Gregson and Jay Lelliott have been named as MJ Church sporting ambassadors

Super seven named as sporting ambassadors for MJ Church

26 July 2016

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher and Pentathlon GB’s Joe Choong have been given timely boosts just before they travel to Brazil after being selected among the first group of sporting ambassadors for MJ Church, Team Bath’s new partner. The duo will be amongst a group of University of Bath-based athletes across a range of sports who will bring Team Bath’s partnership with MJ Church alive by attending events and encouraging and inspiring the company’s staff...

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

VIDEO: Rio-bound Joe Choong on why University of Bath is ideal choice for student-athletes

20 July 2016

Rio-bound pentathlete Joe Choong says he would "really recommend the University of Bath to all student-athletes" after successfully managing the demands of his academic and sporting careers to achieve Olympic Games selection. The Pentathlon GB athlete will become the latest in a long line of University of Bath students to compete at a Games when he heads to Rio 2016 next month. The first was David Hembrow back in 1968, the Statistics student and swimmer narrowly missing out on a 4x100m medley relay...

Samantha Murray and Joe Choong have been selected to represent Team GB in modern pentathlon at Rio 2016

Pentathletes continue Rio 2016 Olympic preparations at European Championships

02 July 2016

Pentathlon GB’s four Rio-bound athletes will continue their build-up to the Olympic Games by competing at the European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria this week. London 2012 silver-medallist Samantha Murray and Kate French are joined in the women’s squad by fellow University of Bath graduate Joanna Muir and current Sociology student Georgia Pipes. Jamie Cooke and Mathematics student Joe Choong, an Ivor Powell Sports Scholar and Dual Career athlete, will contest the men’s individual competition along...

Team GB modern pentathlon team announcement for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Team GB select four University of Bath-based modern pentathletes for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

08 June 2016

Pentathlon GB’s Joe Choong, Jamie Cooke, Kate French and Samantha Murray today became the latest University of Bath-based athletes to be selected to represent Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The quartet were officially confirmed as being Britain’s modern pentathlon representatives during a team announcement at Hyde Park Barracks in London on Wednesday. All four train at the University of Bath, which has proudly hosted Pentathlon GB’s National Performance Centre since 1999 during...

(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...

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