European Video games: Nice Britain win trendy pentathlon gold

Great Britain's winning modern pentathlon team
Nice Britain received three trendy pentathlon medals on Saturday

Nice Britain received gold within the males’s trendy pentathlon group occasion on the European Video games.

Joe Choong, Myles Pillage and Charles Brown completed first as Staff GB earned a complete of 9 medals on day 11 in Poland.

Choong, 28, added a person silver medal to his Olympic and world titles.

The efficiency secured a Paris 2024 Olympic quota place as did his associate Olivia Inexperienced’s earlier bronze within the girls’s occasion.

Choong completed second to Italian Giorgio Malan, who was 7.7 seconds forward of him within the remaining laser run in a time of 9 minutes, 58 secs.

“For my final two [Olympic] Video games, I managed to get that qualification spot the yr earlier than, which implies you do not have to journey the world the yr of the Video games, doing each competitors making an attempt to chase the qualification factors,” stated Choong.

“It means you may actually give attention to which competitions you need and actually get in a great block of coaching with out the distraction and strain of making an attempt to get these factors on the final minute.”

Fellow Brits Pillage and Brown completed fourth and eleventh respectively, which means Staff GB clinched gold with their mixed rating of 4,548 bettering their French and Italian challengers.

Alice Sotero received the ladies’s occasion with a world report 1,443 factors to finish an Italian double within the particular person occasions, with Spaniard Laura Heredia 14 factors again and Inexperienced an additional level behind

There have been silvers for Britain’s combined relay triathlon group of Barclay Izzard, Connor Bentley, Sophie Alden and Sian Rainsley, and within the combined group lure capturing for Lucy Corridor and Matthew Coward-Holley.

One other silver got here courtesy of Ben Lane and Sean Vendy who werebeaten15-21 21-19 19-21 within the remaining of the badminton males’s doubles by Danish pair Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.

Badminton bronze medals have been secured by Kirsty Gilmour within the girls’s singles and Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis within the combined doubles.

Staff GB flagbearer Joe Clarke took kayak bronze within the males’s K1 canoe slalom.

European Games medal table - Italy top, Great Britain seventh