Local pentathlete Freyja Prentice helped the British women claim team gold at the Women’s Final of the Modern Pentathlon European Championships on Sunday, (August 23).
The trio of Kate French, Samatha Murray and Freyja claimed team goal, with Kate French finishing eighth overall, securing her place for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Samantha Murray finished in 10th place after a series of consistent performances in all five disciplines.
And, despite only recently recovering from injury, Freyja finished the day’s competition in 13th having already achieved her aim of making it through to the final. Freyja clocked a swim time of 2:24.19 and scored 18 victories in the fencing salle before having two fences down and once time fault in the ride. She went into the final event of the day in 16th place, ten seconds behind team-mate Kate French.
Samantha Murray has already secured herself an Olympic quota place after finishing fifth at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in June
Reigning Olympic Champions Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania took the individual gold, despite Elodie Clouvel leading the table throughout the day.