Pentathlon GB

Gladiators’ Return


Back the Brits as they battle for European crowns and Tokyo Olympic places


The European Modern Pentathlon Championships will take place at the University of Bath, home of Pentathlon GB’s National Training Centre, from 6-11 August, 2019.

The Championships, dubbed “Gladiators Return”, will see the best modern Pentathletes from across Europe descend on the former Roman Spa town which also played host to the 2015 Championships where Joe Choong and Kate French both bagged Rio qualifying slots for GB.

Modern pentathletes are often seen as “super-athletes” with their skills tested in fencing, swimming, riding and then laser run, a combined running and shooting element. Laser pistols are used bringing the sport, which was so close to the heart of modern Olympic founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin, fully into the modern era.

More than 100 leading athletes from across the continent will be in action in Bath. The strength of the field was demonstrated in the women’s event in 2015 when London 2012 Olympic Champion Laura Asadauskaite stood on top of the podium with 2008 Beijing Champion Lena Schoneborn taking bronze. France’s Elodie Clovel was pipped to the line to take silver in 2015 before going on to take World and Olympic silver a year later.

Team Bath’s Sports Training Village will be transformed into spectator arenas for all five disciplines, including the show-jumping.  There will be interactive opportunities to try the sports involved and other attractions for spectators – providing a great family day out.

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Draft schedule is below; further details to be updated closer to the event. 

6   August – mixed relay - M 10.00 - 18.00 

7   August – men’s and women’s relays - M 09.00 - 18.00

8   August – men’s individual qualification 11.00 - 18.00

9   August – women’s individual qualification 11.00 - 18.00

10 August – men’s individual final - M 08.15 - 18.00

11 August - women’s individual final – M 08.15 - 18.00



M = Medal day

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