Weale, Woodbridge and Cooke miss out at Europeans in Poland

16 July 2013 / 18:12

Britain’s medal tally at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Poland remains at three after Sam Weale, Nick Woodbridge and Jamie Cooke narrowly missed out in the team event.

Weale and Woodbridge, both of whom competed at the London 2012 Olympics as well as Beijing 2008, placed 16th and 23rd respectively individually while Cooke ranked 22nd in Drzonkow.

Combined together that placed them fifth in the team competition, a day after Samantha Murray, Mhairi Spence and Kate French took Britain’s medal tally to three with gold in the women’s equivalent.

Woodbridge was as high a third after clocking 1:56.19minutes in the pool – his best time since Beijing 2008 while at that stage as a team Britain were also in bronze-medal position.

Together the trio were still third after the ride however they fell to fifth after the combined run-shoot as Hungary took gold with France claiming silver and Italy bronze.

The European Championships come to a close on Wednesday with Britain’s last remaining hopefuls being Cooke and double gold medallist French in the mixed relay.

© Sportsbeat 2013