News Archive, Tag: Kate French

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...

(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...

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...

Tom Toolis of Pentathlon GB

GB team named for final Modern Pentathlon World Cup of Rio Olympic season

13 April 2016

University of Bath student Tom Toolis (pictured) returns to the Pentathlon GB squad for the fourth and final World Cup of the Rio 2016 Olympic season, taking place in Hungary this weekend. Toolis, who is studying Sports Performance, is joined in the men’s team for Kecskemét by former World Junior Champion Jamie Cooke plus graduates Sam Curry and Joe Evans. Their qualification heats take place on Friday, with the final on Sunday. University of Bath graduates Kate French,...

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...

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...

Pentathlon GB quartet through to final of Rio 2016 Olympic Games test event

11 March 2016

All four of the Pentathlon GB women’s team will get to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic venues for a second time this week after qualifying for the final of the UIPM World Cup in Brazil. University of Bath graduates Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice all progressed through Thursday’s heats at the competition, which is doubling as a test event for this summer’s Olympic Games. Reigning World Junior Champion Francesca Summers also secured...

Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice with their team gold at the European Championships

Early taster of Rio 2016 Olympic Games as Pentathlon GB squad head to Brazil World Cup

07 March 2016

University of Bath students Joe Choong and Tom Toolis are part of an eight-strong Pentathlon GB squad flying out to Brazil this week to compete in a Rio 2016 Olympic Games test event. The second UIPM World Cup of the season, taking place from March 10-13, is being staged at all of the venues being used for this summer’s Games – the Youth Arena, Deodoro Aquatics Centre and Deodoro Stadium. Athletes will also experience the adjusted...

Samantha Murray is all smiles after qualifying for the European Championships final

Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke win Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition at University of Bath

11 January 2016

Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke were in dominant form when the University of Bath staged the second Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of the Rio 2016 Olympic season on Saturday. London 2012 silver-medallist and former World Champion Murray, a French & Politics graduate, led throughout the women’s competition after recording the best results in the London 2012 Legacy Pool and the Sports Training Village fencing salle. She also only dropped eight penalty points in the horse...

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