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Kate French earns Rio 2016 Olympic Games qualification

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

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Plenty of home cheer as British women progress to final

Fellow athletes, family, friends and University of Bath staff turned out in force to cheer a full complement of Pentathlon GB athletes into the women’s final of the Modern Pentathlon European Championships. Graduates Samantha Murray, Kate French and Freyja Prentice all successfully came through their qualifying rounds on Friday, as did newly-crowned World Junior Champion

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Italy take first gold at Pentathlon European Championships

There was a good turnout of spectators at the University of Bath on Tuesday to see Italy win the first gold medal of the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships. Eighteen athletes from nine countries took part in the opening event, the mixed team relay, and received vocal backing throughout the five disciplines of swimming, fencing,

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Pentathlon GB’s Jan Bartu inducted into Team Bath Hall of Fame

On the eve of the Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath, Pentathlon GB’s long-serving National Performance Director Jan Bartu has been inducted into the Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Bartu established the National Training Centre at the University of Bath in 1998, implementing the Performance Pathway System which has seen

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University of Bath stages Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Double Olympian Nick Woodbridge is hoping for more home success when the University of Bath hosts the Modern Pentathlon European Championships next week. Woodbridge 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

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More Mexican gold for Pentathlon GB

University of Bath student Eilidh Prise teamed up with individual champion Francesca Summers to win women’s relay gold at the Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships in Mexico City. The Pentathlon GB duo started Saturday’s competition with a solid swim, their time of 2:13.05 putting them eighth out of the 12 teams. An impressive 27 wins in fencing ­

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Francesca Summers takes World Junior Crown

Francesca Summers warmed up for this month’s Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath in stunning style by being crowned as the World Junior Champion in Mexico City. The 19-year-old, a Youth Olympic Games silver-medallist in 2014, went into the combined run/shoot in ninth place but produced a storming performance to take the

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Counting down to Rio 2016

Athletes, students, coaches and graduates at the University of Bath are excitedly counting down to Rio 2016, with the Olympic Games now just a year away. Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medalists are among the many athletes from a wide range of sports aspiring to be Brazil-bound in 12 months’ time. Bringing home just how

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