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Other Sports - 07. March 2013.

Murray and Spence return to GB team for Rio World Cup

Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray and world champion Mhairi Spence will contest their first Modern Pentathlon World Cup of the year when they compete at Rio de Janeiro later this month.



Katy Burke and Kate French also go for Great Britain in the women’s competition  for World Cup 2, which runs from 20 to 24 March.

The competition in Rio is the latest step in the GB team’s preparations for the 2013 World Championships in Chinese Taipei in August and the build-up to the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director, said: “This is the first of four seasons leading up to Rio. There is a long way to, but the whole process is aimed towards Rio.

“Samantha and Mhairi had a long, exhausting and very successful 2012 season, so we’ve given them time to regroup and come back to training gradually.

“This is an opportunity to see how much performance level they have carried forward from 2012 and to see where their potential strengths and gaps are at the moment.

“It’s also a priceless for the team to check out the travel, transition, acclimatisation, culture and food in Rio,” he added.

Murray returns to international action after winning Team GB’s 65th and last medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

She said: “This will be the first time I’ve been to Brazil, so I’m really looking forward to the experience and to competing again. It will be good to get back in the saddle again and do another pentathlon.”

Spence, who won the individual World Championship title in Rome last year, said: “It will be good to get there and have a run out. I’m in decent shape and I’m looking forward to getting back into the competitive season.”

The GB team for Modern Pentathlon World Cup 2 is:

Women
Katy Burke – 01.06,89, Cleveleys, near Blackpool - Bath
Kate French – 11.02.91, Meopham, Gravesend - Bath
Samantha Murray – 25.09.90, Clitheroe, Lancashire - Bath
Mhairi Spence – 31.08.85, Farr, near Inverness - Bath
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