Olympic medallist Murray one of three Brits in world final

04 September 2014 / 00:42

Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray has reached the women’s final at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships alongside Kate French and Freyja Prentice but former champion Mhairi Spence misses out.

Murray and French progressed out of heat group A in first and eighth respectively with Prentice seventh in group C and Spence missing out on the top-eight automatic qualifying places from each as she was 14th in group C.

Murray, French and Prentice were Britain’s nominated scorers for the team competition and there progression to the final means they will battle for medals in both that and the individual event in Warsaw.

And Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB performance director, said: “Samantha, Kate and Freyja proved that they deserved to be in the team. Despite a few setbacks during the day, they competed well.

“It was good to see Samantha looking confident and competing really well. Kate was on the back foot a bit in the fencing, so she had to run hard to be sure of getting into the final.

“We always had confidence Freyja could make it into the final and she did. She still has room for improvement in the shoot, but I think that will get better in the final.”

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