10th place finish for GB pair at Chengdu World Cup

20th April 2014

The young British pairing of Kate French and Sam Curry came 10th in the mixed relay  – the final event of the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Chengdu, China today (Sunday).
The GB pair were eighth after the fencing, winning 19 and losing 25 of their contests and were then eighth in the 2x100m freestyle relay with a time of 2:04.31.  
A sixth place finish in the run/shoot followed a 12th place in the ride, seeing the GB pair finish 10th overall.
Gold went to Korea, with Belarus winning silver and China bronze.
The Modern Pentathlon World Cup action now moves on to Kecskemet in Hungary from 1 to 5 May.
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 mixed relay results
Gold: Soo Jin Yang & Woojin Hwang (KOR) – 1438 points
Silver: Tatsiana Yelizarova & Stanislau Zhurauliou (BLR) – 1429 points
Bronze: Xiaonan Zhang & Haihang Su (CHN) – 1421 points
10th: Kate French & Sam Curry (GBR) – 1286 points
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