European Video games: Nice Britain win trendy pentathlon gold

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

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

Joe Choong, Myles Pillage and Charles Brown completed first as Crew 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 ladies’s occasion.

Choong completed second to Italian Giorgio Malan, who was 7.7 seconds forward of him within the last 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 12 months earlier than, which suggests you do not have to journey the world the 12 months of the Video games, doing each competitors attempting to chase the qualification factors,” mentioned Choong.

“It means you possibly can actually deal with which competitions you need and actually get in block of coaching with out the distraction and stress of attempting to get these factors on the final minute.”

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

Alice Sotero gained 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 blended relay triathlon crew of Barclay Izzard, Connor Bentley, Sophie Alden and Sian Rainsley, and within the blended crew lure taking pictures 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 last of the badminton males’s doubles by Danish pair Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.

Badminton bronze medals had been secured by Kirsty Gilmour within the ladies’s singles and Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis within the blended doubles.

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

European Games medal table - Italy top, Great Britain seventh