News Archive, Tag: tom toolis

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...

Jamie Cooke on the shooting range at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Coach impressed as University students book European Championships final place

20 August 2015

University of Bath students Tom Toolis and Joe Choong will have a shot at Rio 2016 qualification on Saturday after booking their places in the men’s final at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships. They joined fellow Pentathlon GB athlete Jamie Cooke, pictured, in progressing through Thursday’s qualification round and giving the home fans at the Sports Training Village plenty to cheer. Toolis, a Sport & Exercise Science student, performed consistently well and finished sixth overall...

Tom Toolis, Jamie Cooke, Nick Woodbridge and Joe Choong are in the Pentathlon GB men's squad for the 2015 European Championships. PICTURE: Clare Green

Live blog – Modern Pentathlon European Championships day 3

20 August 2015

The Modern Pentathlon European Championships - a qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - are taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village all week. It is the men's qualifying round on Thursday, with reigning Olympic champion David Svoboda of the Czech Republic among those seeking a place in Saturday's final. Pentathlon GB are represented by double Olympian Nick Woodbridge, former Dual Career athlete Jamie Cooke and University of Bath students...

Nick Woodbridge and Mhairi Spence launch ticket sales for the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Nick Woodbridge hoping for more home success at Modern Pentathlon European Championships

13 August 2015

Double Olympian Nick Woodbridge is hoping for more home success when the University of Bath hosts the Modern Pentathlon European Championships next week. Woodbridge - pictured promoting ticket sales for the Europeans - is the most experienced member of the Pentathlon GB men’s squad for the continental competition, which runs from August 18-23 and is a qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. During his 11-year senior international career, he has competed on home...

Joe Choong and Tom Toolis

University of Bath students cannot wait for home European Championships

11 August 2015

It’s where they study, where they train and could be where they set the Olympic qualifying standard – the University of Bath really is home from home for modern pentathletes Joe Choong and Tom Toolis. The two up-and-coming talents will be among the eight Pentathlon GB athletes competing at the Sports Training Village from August 18-23 when it hosts the European Championships, a qualifying event for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Both have seen their sporting...

Malcolm Arnold and Lawrence Clarke mark one year to Rio 2016

One year to Rio – University of Bath athletes start Olympic countdown

05 August 2015

Athletes, students, coaches and graduates at the University of Bath are excitedly counting down to Rio 2016, with just one year to go until the Olympic Games get under way. Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medallists are among the many athletes from a wide range of sports aspiring to be Brazil-bound in 12 months’ time. Bringing home just how close the Games are is the fact that the University of Bath is staging a Rio...

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...

Tom Toolis of Pentathlon GB

Tom Toolis is highest-placed Brit at Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final

15 June 2015

University of Bath student Tom Toolis was the highest-ranked Pentathlon GB athlete at the weekend’s World Cup Final in Minsk, Belarus. Toolis, who is studying Sport & Exercise Science, overtook team-mate Jamie Cooke to finish 22nd overall on Saturday. Former World Junior Champion Cooke was two places further back, while Sports Performance student Joe Evans came home in 32nd place. Victory went to Italy’s Riccardo De Luca, who claimed the sole Rio 2016 Olympic qualification...

Student Tom Toolis is top Brit on senior World Cup final debut but Pentathlon GB rue women’s bad luck

11 April 2015

Performance Director Jan Bartu said he was in “philosophical” mood after two incident-packed finals for Pentathlon GB’s athletes at World Cup 3 in Rome. He was pleased to see University of Bath student Tom Toolis finish 17th in his first senior men’s final on Saturday, which made him the top-placed Brit ahead of Nick Woodbridge in 20th, Joe Evans in 26th and Joe Choong in 27th. But Bartu, pictured, added that a possible problem with...

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