Pentathlon GB’s youth athletes will head to Hungary for the 2016 Olympic Hopes competition at the end of October. The event presents a fantastic opportunity for upcoming athletes to gain international experience with Pentathlon GB sending a 10 strong team to the event.
Most of the athletes selected will be making their 2016 international debuts and the youngsters will all compete in the modern tetrathlon format (swim, fence, combined run-shoot)
The boys’ team contains Hartpury College’s Oliver Murray – younger brother of Samantha – and Kieran Harby who claimed victory at the U17 British Modern Pentathlon Championships in June. They will be joined Okan Onay who trains at Oxfordshire Pentathlon and Lincolnshire’s William Swain.
The girls’ team contains Zoe Davison who finished 4th at both the National Pentathlon and National Tetrathlon Championships this year and North Kent Modern Pentathlon Club’s Gabriella Eltham. They will be joined by Yorkshire Pentathlon duo Jenna Flintoff and Abbie Holyoake.
Abby Lebus, who is currently 5th on the U17 Girls British Ranking List and recently moved to Millfield School, and Rossall Pentathlon Academy’s Katie Hughes complete the team.
Friday 28th October – Individual competitions
Sunday 30th October – Mixed Relay
Full Pentathlon GB Team
Kieran Harby, 15, from Blidworth, Nottinghamshire. Currently training at Yorkshire Pentathlon Club.
Oliver Murray, 17, originally from Clitheroe, Lancashire. Currently training at Hartpury College.
Okan Onay, 17, from Wantage, Oxfordshire. Currently training with Oxfordshire Pentathletes.
William Swain, 16, from Boston, Lincolnshire.
Zoe Davison, 17, from Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Currently training at Wycliffe College.
Gabriella Eltham, 16, from Horsham, West Sussex. Currently training at North Kent Modern Pentathlon Club.
Jenna Flintoff,15, from Helperby, North Yorkshire. Currently training at Yorkshire Pentathlon Club.
Abbie Holyoake, 15, from Drighlington, West Yorkshire. Currently training at Yorkshire Pentathlon Club.
Katie Hughes, 17, from Leek, Staffordshire. Currently training at Rossall Pentathlon Academy.
Abby Lebus, 16, originally from Cranleigh, Surrey. Currently training at Millfield School.
Report courtesy of Pentathlon GB