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Modern pentathlon: Fell, Prentice and Murray take silver

September 6, 2010

Olympic silver medallist, Heather Fell, led the British women’s team to silver medal position at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in China on Saturday.  GB came in 232 points behind gold medallists, France, where team mate Amelie Caze also claimed the top spot in the individual event.

Heather-Fell-Medway-rideFell’s 19 wins in the fencing put her in eighth place initially, with team mates Freyja Prentice and Samantha Murray in 19 and 22nd place respectively.  Murray produced the fifth fastest swim of the day, taking her up to 16th place whilst Fell’s time of 2:18.11 took her one place higher to seventh.  Prentice dropped to 23rd after a swim time of 2:21.57.

Going into the riding arena, Fell (pictured here at the Medway World Cup event in Kent earlier this year) dropped 74 points which saw her remain in seventh place overall.  Prentice knocked four fences down replacing Murray in 16th place as she dropped three places to 19th.  None of the 35 athletes went clear in the allotted time in the arena.

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The British team were in second place going into the run/shoot, 292 points behind France.  An impressive first shoot from Fell saw her climb to fourth place but produced a disappointing second shoot and finished the day eighth.  A strong performance from Prentice saw her jump up to ninth place overall with Murray finishing the competition in 22nd.  It was the first time Murray had competed in the senior World Championships.

Kirsty Page, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

Image credit: Steve Ballinger, Matchtight Ltd

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