Four OWs for GB in modern pentathlon
GB Pentathlon - Sam Curry (left) and Joe Choong (right)
Credit: Sam Farr for Matchtight
Four Old Whitgiftians represented Great Britain in senior modern pentathlon competitions, in March. Only two men get selected to compete for Great Britain at these events – so senior international performances are therefore important to boost their world ranking positions in their continuing bid for Rio 2016.
James Myatt (2007-2009) and Sam Curry (2005-2012) were part of the four-man GB team selected for the five-day UIPM 2015 World Cup #2 event, which took place from 19 March, in Cairo, Egypt. Unfortunately, they failed to progress to the Men’s final.
Joe Choong (2008-2013) and Tom Lees (2005-2012) put in solid performances in the Budapest Cup, held from 19 to 21 March, to both finish in the top eight, with Joe Choong 5th and Tom Lees 8th.
With the 2015 European Modern Pentathlon Championships to be hosted at the University of Bath this summer, we hope to see a number of Old Whitgiftians competing for their country.