Samantha to defend her GB Open title

Samantha Murray
Samantha Murray

Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray defends her GB Open Pentathlon Championship in Solihull on Sunday.

The championships, organised by Pentathlon GB, the national governing body for the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon, take place at the Tudor Grange Leisure Centre and the Solihull Riding Club.

They double as the British Championships, and the highest placed British finisher in both the men’s and women’s competitions will earn places on the Pentathlon GB team for the European Championships in Hungary next month.

Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB performance director, said: “The GB Open is part of the selection process for the European Championships for the second consecutive year. That makes it an important competition for the British athletes.

“We want to see the competition grow as an international event in future years.”