Injury disappointment for pentathlete Freyja

Freyja Prentice will compete for Team GB in China this weekend.
Freyja Prentice will compete for Team GB in China this weekend.

THERE was disappointment for local pentathlete Freyja Prentice when injury forced her to withdraw from the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Chengdu, China last weekend.

Freyja, originally from the Chapel of Garioch but now based in Bath, was sitting in 13th place after the ride, but an ankle injury forced her to cancel participation in the run / shoot.

Team mate Kate French achieved the highest Modern Pentathlon World Cup finish of her career to date when she came sixth in China.

The 23-year-old, ranked 18th in the world, crossed the finish line just six seconds off the bronze medal position at the competition in Chengdu.

Team-mate Samantha Murray finished 29th with Freyja Prentice not taking part in the fun/shoot due to an ankle injury. She had been 13th after the ride.

Freyja, who had been troubled by an ankle injury in Wednesday’s qualifiers, decided against tackling the run/shoot.

Qian Chen, China’s world number three, won gold with Poland’s Oktawia Nowacka taking silver and Wanxia Liang, taking bronze.