Pentathlon GB sent out a strong squad to the Hungarian Indoor with fellow GB athlete Kerenza Bryson finished in 8th place, closely followed by GLL Sport Foundation supported athlete Charlotte Follett in 11th place, and Georgia Hannen and Georgia Pipes in 21st and 31st respectively.
The competition was held over 2 days with many big names including 2016 Women’s World Champion Sarolta Kovacs competing. The women’s event started with the riding discipline and a fantastic round from Charlotte who got off to a great start with 295 points. The women’s fencing also took place on Saturday, with Charlotte producing a positive fence of 15 victories and 13 defeats.
Day two started in the pool with the 200m swim where the new modern pentathlon regulations mean each second quicker than the 2:30.00 benchmark is now worth 2 points rather than 3. Charlotte recorded a time of 2:22.17 and held a solid place in the runnings.
Charlotte headed into the final discipline in 11th. Some strong shooting from the British girls ensured that Kerenza recorded a top 10 finish by crossing the line 8th whilst Charlie maintained her 11th place. A fantastic result for the British girls and we are particularly proud of Charlotte who we are very pleased to be supporting once again this year.
This was Charlotte’s first senior international competition, and to come so close to the top 10 is a huge achievement. The training offered at Penthathlon HQ and from the GLL Sport Foundation is having a positive effect. We look forward to seeing how Charlotte competes for the rest of the season.