GB team ready to go at World Champs
Britain’s Mhairi Spence begins the defence of her World Championship crown in Chinese Taipei tomorrow (Wednesday) at the biggest modern pentathlon competition since the London 2012 Olympics.
Spence won the title in Rome in May last year and gets her campaign in Kaohsiung underway in the women’s qualification round, where she is joined by team-mates Samantha Murray, the London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, as well as Freyja Prentice and Kate French.
The men’s quartet of Jamie Cooke, Joe Evans, Sam Weale and Nick Woodbridge compete in their qualifiers on Thursday 22 August.
“They look relaxed and ready,” said Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director.
The GB team finalised their preparations for the World Championships at a training camp at altitude at Font Romeu in the French Pyrenees.
For details of athletes competing for Great Britain at the championships and for a schedule, please see below. Kaohsiung is seven hours ahead of British Summer Time
GB athletes competing at the World Championships
(Name – date of birth, from – lives)
Kate French - 11.02.91, Meopham, Gravesend - Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.90, Clitheroe, Lancashire - Bath
Freyja Prentice - 20.05.90 – Inverurie near Aberdeen - Bath
Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness - Bath
Jamie Cooke - 03.03.91, Cheltenham – Bath
Joe Evans - 05.09.93, Whitchurch, Shropshire – Bath
Sam Weale – 09.02.82, East Coker near Yeovil, Somerset
Nick Woodbridge – 01.07.86, Telford, Shropshire - Bath
2013 World Championships schedule
(Kaohsiung is seven hours ahead of British Summer Time)
Wednesday 21 August: Women’s individual qualification
Thursday 22 August: Men’s individual qualification
Friday 23 August: Women’s individual & team final
Saturday 24 August: Men’s individual & team final
Sunday 25 August: Mixed relay
Monday 26 August: Women’s relay
Tuesday 27 August: Men’s relay