Samantha Murray wins modern pentathlon World Championship

5th September 2014

Britain’s Samantha Murray is the new modern pentathlon world champion after winning the title in Warsaw, Poland today (Friday).
She becomes only the fourth British woman to win the title following Wendy Norman’s gold in 1982, Steph Cook’s tile in 2001 and Mhairi Spence’s victory in 2012. 
Murray’s medal followed the individual bronze she won at the World Championships in Rome two years ago and a silver at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 
Her performances today included setting a modern pentathlon short course world record for the 200m freestyle of 2:03.84.
The 24-year-old is originally from Clitheroe in Lancashire and now lives in Bath, where she trains at Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre at the University of Bath.