Ninth place for Freyja at Euros in Hungary

Britain’s women missed out on the medals at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Hungary on Saturday, (July 5).

Four British women qualified for the final at Székesfehérvár. London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray was highest placed British finisher in the individual competition, coming home in eighth, with Chapel of Garioch’s Freyja Prentice just behind her in ninth.

Kate French finished 13th with 2012 world champion Mhairi Spence ending the day in 20th.

The scores achieved by French, Murray and Spence in the individual competition counted towards the team event, where Britain were just edged out of the medals in fourth.

Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director, said: “We were hoping for a team medal today, but our shooting let us down. Some of the athletes put too much pressure on themselves with their expectations today. Hopefully that’s a lesson we’ve learned.

“Overall I’m not too disappointed,” he added. “We are still a work in progress and we have a few weeks to prepare for the World Championships.”

The 2014 World Championships take place in Warsaw, Poland at the beginning of September.