Murray to lead British charge at Modern Pentathlon World Championships
Modern Pentathlon

Murray to lead British charge at Modern Pentathlon World Championships

28 July 2017 / 15:10

Two-time Olympian Samantha Murray will lead a 10-strong British charge at next month’s Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Cairo.

Murray, who won silver at London 2012, will be joined by fellow Rio 2016 competitor Kate French in the women’s team, as well as Joanna Muir and Francesca Summers.

French will head into the Championships - which take place from August 22-27 - in fine form, currently sitting second in the world rankings.

She topped the Women’s World Cup overall standings this season following first, second and sixth place finishes, and placed seventh at the European Championships in Minsk earlier this month.

Murray also heads to Egypt in promising form after her 14th place finish in Minsk, and will be targeting a sixth straight top five finish at the World Championships, three years after taking gold.

Choong

In the men’s team, Olympians Joe Choong and Jamie Cooke will fly the flag for Great Britain, alongside Tom Toolis and Sam Curry.

Choong, who made his senior debut at the Worlds three years ago, was delighted to finish 13th at the European Championships despite an untimely bout of food poisoning, with Toolis also taken ill in Minsk.

Toolis, who finished second at last month’s British Championships, will appear at his fourth consecutive World Championships, while Cooke will look to build on last year’s World Cup final victory with more success.

Myles Pillage and Bradley Sutton will join the men’s quartet for the relay event, in a bid to provide the 19-year-olds with valuable experience on the biggest stage.

Full team:
Samantha Murray
Kate French
Joanna Muir
Francesca Summers
Joe Choong
Jamie Cooke
Tom Toolis
Sam Curry
Myles Pillage
Bradley Sutton

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