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Modern pentathlon: Britain’s women claim two medals at European Championship

July 10, 2012

Britain’s women gained their second medal at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria yesterday.

Katy Burke, Heather Fell and Freyja Prentice won the team silver medal on Friday, coming second only to Russia, before taking home the team relay bronze yesterday.

The fencing event saw the trio placed fifth on Monday morning but by finishing almost three seconds ahead of the Russian team in the relay swim, their overall position rose to third. The ride put them back in fourth place as they entered the run / shoot however their impressive performance in the final event of the competition allowed them to pass the Czech Republic team and gain their second medal of the Championships.

Fell and Prentice also finished in the top ten of the individual competition, placing sixth and eighth respectively, whilst Burke finished in 14th place and junior athlete Kate French came 27th. Individual gold was won by Laura Asadauskaite, Lithuania’s world number one

The Team GB pentathletes missed the championship in order to prepare for the Olympics, which begins in just a few weeks time.

European Championships women’s final results


Gold: Laura Asadauskaite (LTU) – 5468

Silver: Iryna Khokhlova (UKR) – 5452

Bronze: Ganna Buriak (UKR) – 5400

6th: Heather Fell (GBR) – 5336

8th: Freyja Prentice (GBR) – 5312

14th: Katy Burke (GBR) – 5156

27th: Kate French (GBR) – 5004



Gold: Russia – 15936

Silver: Great Britain (Katy Burke, Heather Fell & Freyja Prentice) – 15804

Bronze: Hungary – 15788


Women’s team relay results

Gold: Russia – 5338 pts

Silver: Poland – 5276 pts

Bronze:  Great Britain (Katy Burke, Heather Fell & Freyja Prentice) – 5182 pts


Sophia Smith, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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