28 February 2020

Pentathlon: Samantha Murray wins Budapest Cup

March 26, 2012

British modern pentathlete Samantha Murray continued her impressive start to 2012 by winning the Budapest Cup in Hungary this weekend.

Murray came fifth in the fencing in Budapest, second in the swim and went clear in the ride, to lead the field going into combined run/shoot and clocked a time of 12:44.34 to take gold, finishing 23 seconds ahead of French, who is currently number two in the world junior rankings.

Murray is currently 25th in the senior world rankings, but is the fifth British woman in the rankings and one of six in the world’s top 35.

There was also further good news for the Brits at the Budapest Cup, with team-mate Kate French taking silver, Katy Burke finishing fifth and Kerry Prise finishing eleventh.

Murray and Burke are both in the GB teams to compete at the remaining two World Cups of the year, at Szazhalombatta in Hungary and Rostov in Russia next month.

More info: www.pentathlongb.org

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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