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Youth World Championships Round up

Posted on Sunday, 30th Sep 2012 by John Woodbridge

The Youth World Championships in Tata, Hungary concluded with a very satisfactory haul of medals this week.

The Championships got underway with the relay events and Eilidh Prise and Joe Choong got off to a great start taking silver in the mixed relay, which is becoming an increasingly popular format with no fewer than 18 teams taking part.

GBR could not manage to emulate this performance in the boys and girls team relays with the boys (Allen, Dewey and Lees) coming home in 8th and the girls (Westgate, Summers, Pipe) just missing out on a medal in 4th. 

Onto the individual and team competitions where a field of 79 boys resulted in a grueling day’s fencing. Tom Lees finished the event in a very creditable 6th place with Joe Choong finishing 14th, Michael Allen 52nd and Matthew Dewey 62nd.

In a similarly large field of 71 competitors the girls had a very successful competition with Eilidh Prise finishing in 3rd place. She won the Combined Event in a time of 11:56.60 which hauled her from a starting position of 19th through to her podium place, an incredible achievement. Francesca Summer finished in 13th, Jemma Westgate in 15th and Georgia Pipes in 32nd. Their combined scores gave the GBR girls team a further bronze medal, just pipping the French team to a medal by 4 points.
 


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Monday, 14th Apr 2014 2014-04-14 Tasker set for World Cup debut in China

Twenty-year-old Luke Tasker is set to make his Modern Pentathlon World Cup debut at this week’s competition in Chengdu, China.
 
Tasker is a member of a six-strong GB team competing at the event. He joins 20-year-old Sam Curry, who contests his fourth World Cup, and 21-year-old Tom Toolis, who competes at only his second World Cup, in a young GB men’s team.
 
London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray heads the GB women’s team. She is joined by Freyja Prentice and Kate French, who are ranked 17th and 19th in the world respectively.
 
Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director, said: “Chengdu will be another opportunity for selected athletes to score points for the pentathlon world ranking list and hopefully achieve positive results for the British rankings, which will be used to select the teams for the European and World Championships later in the season.”
 
Tasker, who is studying Sports Performance at the University of Bath, finished 27th at the International Budapest Cup in Hungary a week ago, where Curry was 22nd and Toolis 23rd.
 
French continued her strong performances over the last year by taking the silver medal in the women’s competition at the International Budapest Cup, finishing 26 seconds behind Hungary’s Sarolta Kovacs.
 
Samantha Murray came home sixth with Jo Muir seventh, Georgia Pipes 20th and Caroline Nickerson 25th.
 
Pentathlon GB is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon and has its National Training Centre at the University of Bath.
 
Chengdu World Cup schedule
(please note: Chengdu time is seven hours ahead of UK time)
 
Wednesday: 16 April: women’s heats
Thursday 17 April: men’s heats
Friday 18 April: women’s final
Saturday 19 April: men’s final
Sunday 20 April: mixed relay
 
GB team for Chengdu
 
Kate French – 11.02.91, Meopham, Gravesend – Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.89, Clitheroe, Lancashire – Bath
Freyja Prentice – 20.05.90, Inverurie, near Aberdeen - Bath
 
Sam Curry – 03.09.93, Salfords, near Redhill – Bath
Luke Tasker – 28.01.94 – Waddington, Clitheroe, Lancashire - Bath
Tom Toolis – 23.12.92, Hornchurch, north east London- Bath

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Monday, 14th Apr 2014 2014-04-14 Muir wins gold and Choong silver at junior international

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