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Modern Pentathlon: Great Britain wins third Gold at World Junior Championships

November 22, 2011

Yesterday Modern Pentathlon athletes Freyja Prentice and Lydia Rosling collected gold in the women’s relay at the Modern Pentathlon World Junior Championships held in Argentina.

Frejya-Prentice-&-Lydia-RosThe pair, who train at the Pentathlon GB High Performance Centre at the University of Bath, won a gold medal on each of the three days of the finals, taking home three of the seven that were up for grabs.

Prentice and Rosling were in fifth place after the ride in women’s relay, but managed to beat the German team of Janine Kohlmann and Annika Schleu into second place to add a third gold to the GB team’s already impressive haul.

“I’m very happy that we could end the championships like this,” said Prentice, “The Germans, Hungarians, Russians and Ukrainians all had good teams in the relay today and we knew they wouldn’t be easy to beat.

“We were always near the top but never quite in front today and that took the pressure off us. We kept our heads down and it paid off.”

Prentice and Rosling were joined by Kate French in winning the women’s team gold on Saturday, when Prentice also won the individual bronze medal.

The British pairing of Kate French and James Myatt – both originally from Kent – finished just outside the podium positions in the mixed relay on the final day. They finished fourth among the 20 teams competing.

The sport of Modern Pentathlon has traditionally consisted of five disciplines; shooting, fencing, swimming, riding and running. However, at the end of 2008 the international federation, the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM), decided to replace two of the individual elements, the shooting and running, with a combined run/shoot.

World Junior Championships relay results


Gold: Great Britain (Freyja Prentice & Lydia Rosling) – 8074
Silver: Germany (Janine Kohlmann & Annika Schleu) – 8062
Bronze: Hungary (Adrienn Toth & Zsofia Foldhazi) – 8038


Gold: Korea (Woojin Hwang & Soengjin Kim) – 8720
Silver: France (Valentin Prades & Geoffrey Megi) – 8632
Bronze: Germany (Patrick Dogue & Christopher Krause) – 8614
9th: Great Britain (Jamie Cooke & Steven Mason) – 8432


Gold: Hungary (Sarolta Kovacs & Bence Demeter) – 5972
Silver: China (Ye Zhang & Jiahao Han) – 5894
Bronze: Russia (Gulnas Gubaydullina & Ilya Shugarov) – 5838
4th: Great Britain (Kate French & James Myatt) – 5726
More info: www.pentathlongb.org or the Pentathlon GB You Tube Channel at www.youtube.com/PentathlonGB

Or please contact the Pentathlon GB press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or (out of hours) 07765 071683.

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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