World champion Sam back in action

Samantha Murray
Samantha Murray

World champion Samantha Murray will hopefully be in action in tomorrow’s final at the opening Modern Pentathlon World Cup of the season in Sarsota, Florida.

Samantha, who won gold in Budapest last year to add to her World bronze and Olympic silver medals in 2012, leads an eight-strong British squad.

It is the first time the 25-year-old has competed internationally since winning the World Championships in September.

The Sarasota World Cup started yesterday and runs until Monday - starting a key year, with places up for grabs at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The first opportunity to claim Olympic quota berths will be at the World Cup Final in June in Minsk, Belarus.

And the European Championships in Bath in August, offers eight Olympic places.

Women’s qualifying in Sarasota is completed today, with the final held tomorrow at the Selby Aquatic Center and Nathan Benderson Park.