News Archive, Tag: modern pentathlon

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....

MJ Church Ambassador and Olympian Joe Choong in action

Jogging meets Star Wars as Bath hosts first-ever Laser Run

23 May 2017

Laser Run is the thrilling finale to every Modern Pentathlon competition, especially at the Olympic Games, and Team Bath is delighted to be hosting the first in a brand new national series of this event where jogging meets Star Wars for people of all ages from nine upwards. The event, called the Laser City Tour Series, takes place on Sunday 4th June at the Sports Training Village, during the overall British Modern Pentathlon Championships before...

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...

Kate French and Samantha Murray of Pentathlon GB, May 2016

Live blog – Rio Olympic Games day 14

19 August 2016

Kate French and Samantha Murray will be looking to continue Team GB's proud tradition of winning a medal in every women's modern pentathlon competition since Sydney 2000 when they complete their Rio 2016 competition on Friday. The University of Bath graduates have work to do after the fencing on Thursday but are both strong performers on the international stage, with Murray having won a silver medal at London 2012. You can follow live coverage of...

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...

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...

Francesca Summers and Myles Pillage have been selected for Team GB's Ambition Programme and will be heading to Rio 2016

Potential Tokyo 2020 pentathletes to gain Olympic experience with Team GB in Rio

12 July 2016

Emerging Pentathlon GB athletes Francesca Summers and Myles Pillage will get to experience the Olympic environment this summer after being selected on the Ambition Programme for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The teenage duo, along with Pathways Manager Stuart Mason, will travel to Brazil next month and visit the world-class facilities of Team GB’s preparation camp in Belo Horizonte before flying down to Rio to visit the Olympic Village, British School and British House. They...

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...

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