22 September 2019

Pentathlon: GB secure third medal of European Championships

July 16, 2013

Great Britain secured their third medal of the 2013 Modern Pentathlon European Championships as Kate French, Samantha Murray and Mhairi Spence won the women’s team gold in Poland yesterday (Monday 15 July).

Samantha Murray, the London 2012 Olympic silver medallist finished seventh in the individual competition, with Kate French achieving her highest senior finish in tenth and reigning world champion Mhairi Spence coming twelfth.

The team medal was the second gold medal of the championships for Murray and French, who were both members of the GB relay trio that also won team relay gold on the opening day of the event.

“They dominated the team competition today, everything went for them. It was a really well deserved gold medal and a very positive experience for them,” said Jan Bartu, the Pentathlon GB Performance Director.

“An individual medal didn’t happen today, but the competition was really stiff. It was a very successful day and a good stepping stone for the world championships.”

Fellow GB teammate Freyja Prentice just missed out on an individual medal, coming home in fourth place in her first major competition since recovering from a hamstring injury.

Afterwards, GB Penathlon showed their delight on their Twitter page writing, “Gold 4 the girls in the team comp at the #PentaEuroChamp!!! Freya 4th Sam 7th Kate 10th Mhairi 12th Well done girls, you’ve done us proud!!”

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine


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