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Modern Pentathlon: GB win gold at World Championships

August 24, 2013

Great Britain women took home team gold at the World Pentathlon Championships today, 24 August, in Chinese Taipei.


The trio of Kate French, Samantha Murray and Mhairi Spence won their event and successfully defended the title won by Murray, Spence and Heather Fell in Rome last year.

There was also a strong performance by French in the women’s individual competition finishing tenth. Elsewhere, Murray was 14th, Freyja Prentice one place further back and Spence finished 17th.

“What a day! It’s been a really tough competition for the girls, but they proved they’re the best team in the world by winning the World Championships team title in consecutive years and the Europeans this year,” said Jan Bartu, pentathlon GB performance director.

Kate French deserves recognition. She has worked hard in her first full senior year, a year in which she also graduated from the University of Bath, so finishing in the top-ten at this level is a fantastic achievement and is very promising to for the future.”

Congratulations girls!

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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