News Archive, Tag: Modern Pentathlon European Championships

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...

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...

Kate French almost went clear in the ride during the European Championships women's final

2015 – another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath

26 December 2015

Welcoming the Wallabies, hosting Europe’s finest all-round athletes and celebrating success on the domestic and international stage – 2015 has been another sporting year to savour at the University of Bath. And 2016 promises to be another terrific 12 months, with the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place during the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The Road to Rio passed through the Sports Training Village (STV) in August 2015 as the Modern Pentathlon European...

(From left) REVO Brand Manager Tyron Dawkins, Kate French, Jay Lelliott, Alex Walker and Greg Sharp, Deputy Director of Sport at the University of Bath

World University medals and Rio 2016 qualification celebrated in latest Athlete of the Month awards

20 October 2015

World University Games medallists Jay Lelliott and Alex Walker, and modern pentathletes Kate French and Joe Choong are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The awards, which are supported by REVO Eyewear and Ellis & Killpartrick, once again showcased the outstanding calibre of sporting talent at the University of Bath. Swimmer Lelliott and tennis player Walker took the July honours after representing both Britain and the University of Bath with distinction...

The army of volunteers who worked behind the scenes at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships

BLOG: How volunteers helped make European Championships such a success

24 August 2015

The Modern Pentathlon European Championships could not have been such a success without the support of 180-strong army of volunteers. Kieran Buggs was one of those, travelling from Kent to play his part in a memorable week at the University of Bath. He spoke to other volunteers, plus spectators and athletes, about why they had got involved and what they had taken from the experience... Following the success of the Games Makers at the London...

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

Kate French earns Olympic qualification place as “best” European Championships end in style

23 August 2015

Kate French earned a Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification place and there was team gold for Pentathlon GB as a world-class Modern Pentathlon European Championships concluded in fitting style at the University of Bath. Sports Performance graduate French went into the combined event 15th overall but produced a fantastic performance, missing just one shot, to secure the top-eight finish she needed. “I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet but I am so pleased,” she...

Freya Prenctice in the Modern Pentathlon European Championships women's final

Live blog – Modern Pentathlon European Championships day 6

23 August 2015

A memorable week of Modern Pentathlon European Championships action concludes at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Sunday with the women's final. University of Bath graduate Samantha Murray, the London 2012 Olympic silver-medallist and 2014 World Champion, is among those going for glory in a world-class field. Eight Rio 2016 qualification places are also up for grabs, with Pentathlon GB's Kate French, Freyja Prentice (pictured, by Phil Searle) and Francesca Summers hoping to...

Bath student Joe Choong sets Rio 2016 qualification standard at European Championships

22 August 2015

University of Bath student Joe Choong produced the performance of his career in front of a sell-out home crowd at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships to secure a coveted Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification place. The Mathematics student, supported by an Ivor Powell Scholarship, was roared down the home straight at a packed Sports Training Village to finish seventh in the men’s final on Saturday. That secured one of the eight Olympic qualification places up...

Joe Choong in action at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships men's final

Live blog – Modern Pentathlon European Championships day 5

22 August 2015

It's crunch time at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, with finals weekend under way in the Modern Pentathlon European Championships. Sell-out crowds will be cheering on 72 athletes from across the continent as they bid for both medals and Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification. The men's final is up first on Saturday with Pentathlon GB having three representatives - Jamie Cooke, who was third in Thursday's qualifiers, and University of Bath students Joe...

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