James Cooke has established himself as one of the country’s finest modern pentathletes after winning the World Junior Championships in Argentina in 2011 – setting a pentathlon 200m freestyle world record in the process.
At Rio 2016, Cooke finish 14th in the men's event, four places behind teammate Joe Choong. Prior to Rio, he won a third World Cup gold of his career in Kecskemet, Hungary in April and sealed his Team GB spot at the World Championships in Moscow.
Born in Cheltenham, he moved to the Team Bath and completed a degree in Business Administration and Geography from Bath Spa University.
He met the qualification criteria for the London 2012 Olympic Games but missed out on a spot behind Nick Woodbridge and Samuel Weale.