GB women quartet into World Championship final

22 August 2013 / 15:33

Great Britain will have four women battling it out in tomorrow’s Modern Pentathlon World Championships final after Kate French, Samantha Murray, Freyja Prentice and Mhairi Spence all progressed through the heats.

Competitors needed to secure a top-12 finish to in the qualifying heats to assure their progress into the final, with the remaining places allocated to the next 12 highest points totals, and reigning world champion Spence qualified highest after finishing fourth in Group B.

London 2012 silver medallist and fellow Brit Murray came 15th in Group B with French and Prentice finishing 13th and 14th respectively in Group A – but all three made the final courtesy of having one of the 12 next best totals from their respective semi-finals.

Tomorrow will also see the team event contested with scores achieved my French, Murray and Spence counting towards GB’s performance and Pentathlon GB performance director Jan Bartu believes his team are in a strong position.

“It’s the World Championships, so there are no weak athletes here, and they all had to compete to make sure they got through,” said Bartu.
 
“It wasn’t an easy competition for the girls, but all four got through, which is encouraging. It also means we’re in a good position to fight in the team competition. “      

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