News Archive, Tag: world cup

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....

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...

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Tom Toolis and Politics & International Relations graduate Sam Curry did not qualify for the final, the latter being withdrawn from...

Modern pentathletes learn from taking on the best in Cairo World Cup finals

29 February 2016

Pentathlon GB trio Francesca Summers, Sam Curry and Tom Toolis gained more valuable experience when they competed in high-quality Modern Pentathlon World Cup finals in Cairo, Egypt over the weekend. With Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification points on offer, the standard of competition was extremely high throughout the week as reflected by five of the youthful Pentathlon GB squad going out in the qualifying rounds. Reigning World Junior Champion Summers went on to finish 22nd...

Lloyd Wallace celebrates after finishing seventh at the Aerial Skiing World Cup in Deer Valley, February 2016

Big PBs for aerial skiing scholar Lloyd Wallace at Deer Valley World Cup

05 February 2016

University of Bath student Lloyd Wallace produced two personal bests as he finished a fantastic seventh at the Aerial Skiing World Cup in Deer Valley, Utah. The 20-year-old, who is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, landed two triple-twisting somersaults – a move he has been working on in training – to achieve his impressive result. “I am absolutely ecstatic!” said the Sport Performance student. “Both jumps were the best I’ve ever done on snow....

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver (right) at the Sports Training Village

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver ends 2015 on top of the world

27 October 2015

Piers Gilliver will end 2015 ranked as the number one epee wheelchair fencer in the world after a fifth-placed finish at the IWAS World Cup in Paris. Gilliver, who trains at the University of Bath, finished 22 ranking points clear of his nearest rival, Poland’s Dariusz Pender, after a calendar year that saw him win World Cup gold in Eger, Hungary and Pisa, Italy plus the Grand Prix titles in Warsaw and Hong Kong. He...

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning celebrate their latest success at the 2015 World Cup in Lucerne

Golden Glover and Stanning win again in Lucerne as rowers selected for World U23s

13 July 2015

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning extended their remarkable international winning run to 27 races as they struck gold once again at the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland. And there was cause for celebration for two current University of Bath rowers, Sam Courty and Frazier Christie, after they were named in the GB Rowing Team for next week’s World U23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Courty and Christie are both part of the Start programme at...

Mhairi Spence in training in the London 2012 Legacy Pool. PICTURE: Clare Green

Mhairi Spence makes World Cup return as Pentathlon GB athletes head for Hungary

29 April 2015

Mhairi Spence will be looking to stake her claim for a place at this summer’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath when she makes her World Cup return this week. The 2012 World Champion, a Coach Education and Sports Development graduate who has trained at Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre in Bath for 12 years, is in an eight-strong British squad for World Cup 4 in Kecskemét, Hungary. It is her first...

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...

Joe Evans (by Steve Ballinger, Matchtight)

Men’s quartet complete clean sweep of final places for Pentathlon GB at Rome World Cup

09 April 2015

All four Pentathlon GB men have made it through to Saturday’s final at World Cup 3 in Rome after impressive performances in Thursday’s qualification round. University of Bath students Joe Evans and Tom Toolis finished second and third respectively in Group A, while Joe Choong also placed in the top three in Group B. Double Olympian Nick Woodbridge, making his first World Cup appearance for two years after a hip injury, narrowly missed out on...

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