Spence returns from injury as Fitton makes World Cup bow

29 April 2014 / 15:14

Former world champion Mhairi Spence will make her comeback from injury at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Hungary this week.

Spence, the 2012 world champion and London Olympian, hasn’t competed internationally since the 2013 World Championships in Chinese Taipei in August after being sidelined with an ankle injury.

But she is back to take her place among the five-strong Great Britain team heading to Kecskemét for the event that starts on May 1.

“It's great to be back competing after injury,” Spence said. “I wouldn't be back here now without the help and support of Lottery Funding and those who play the Lottery.”

Joining Spence in Hungary will be Alice Fitton, the 19-year-old set to make her Modern Pentathlon World Cup debut.

And she has happy memories of Hungary, having been a member of Britain’s gold medal winning women’s team relay trio and finishing ninth in the individual competition at last year’s World Junior Championships at Székesfehérvár.

Kate French completes the trio of British women in Kecskemét while the young GB pairing of Tom Toolis and Luke Tasker contest the men’s event.

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