23 October 2020

Modern Pentathlon: British women miss out on medals

July 14, 2014
Olympics Day 16 - Modern Pentathlon

Britain’s women were edged out of medals at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Hungary this past weekend.

Olympics Day 16 - Modern Pentathlon

Four women qualified for the individual finals, but all came up short. London 2012 Olympic silver medalist Samantha Murray finished in 8th place, with Freyja Prentice just behind her in 9th. Kate French (13th) and 2012 World Champion Mhairi Spence (20th) also competed for GB.

Murray, French, and Spence’s individual scores counted towards the team event but were not enough to earn a medal. Britain finished in 4th place behind Ukraine, Russia, and Italy.

‘We were hoping for a medal today, but our shooting let us down. Some of the athletes put too much pressure on themselves with their expectations today. Hopefully that’s a lesson we’ve learned’, said Jan Bartu, Performance Director of Pentathlon GB.

The GB women are looking ahead to the World Championships, which will be held in Warsaw at the start of September. ‘We are still a work in progress and we have a few weeks to prepare for the World Championships’, said Bartu.


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