One last chance for GB at modern pentathlon worlds

26 August 2013 / 18:37

Britain have one last chance to add to their medal tally at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships after failing to do so in the women’s relay in Kaohsiung.

With Nick Woodbridge winning individual silver and Kate French, Samantha Murray and Mhairi Spence claiming team gold on the same day, Britain got off to a great start.

However those two medals were first followed by a fourth in the mixed relay involving Murray and Joe Evans before the women’s relay team were up in Chinese Taipei.

However the trio of French, Spence and Freyja Prentice were also just one place shy of a podium finish in fourth with just the men’s relay now left for Britain.

Gold went to Ukraine and silver to Hungary with Russia claiming bronze with 5368 points and French, Spence and Prentice only managing 5208 between them.

The British team train at the Pentathlon GB high performance centre at the University of Bath with Evans, Woodbridge and Jamie Cooke the three men for the relay.

And Pentathlon GB performance director Jan Bartu said: “They were a little bit flat in the fencing and they didn’t have a particularly good ride.

“They managed to claw back a few places in the combined event, but unfortunately they weren’t in a position to fight for the medals.

“It will be interesting to see how this men’s line-up can do against the best in the world. There will be a lot of intense competition.”

© Sportsbeat 2013