News Archive, Tag: Joseph Choong

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Tom Toolis and Politics & International Relations graduate Sam Curry did not qualify for the final, the latter being withdrawn from...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 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...

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