Athlete Profile: William Pratt
|Date of Birth:||1978-11-07|
|Best Riding Points||1088, NORCECA Championships (Senior) DOM (2003-05-25)||920|
|Jun 2003||34th||World Cup Most (CZE 2), Most, Czech Republic||Senior||Qualification A|
|Jun 2003||17th||US National Open Championships (USA), Colorado, United States of America||Senior||Final|
|May 2003||9th||NORCECA Championships (Senior) DOM, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||Senior||Final|
|Apr 2003||27th||Lisboa meeting (POR), Lisboa, Portugal||Senior||Final|
|Jul 2002||25th||World Championships, San Francisco, United States of America||Senior||Qualification C|
|Jun 2002||3rd||Norceca Championhsips, Santo Dominguo, Mexico||Senior||Team-relay 3 members|
NewsYouth A World Team Relay standings before combined
Aug 11th Aug, 13
After two events in the 3-Member Team Relay draws at the Youth A World Championships in Wuhan, Korea lead in the Men after winning the fence with 37 two-touch victories on the pistes and coming fourth in the swim to total 2160 points before the combined. The Chinese women are top of the charts with one event to go after winning both the swim and fence.
Isaksen and Schrimsher win US National Championships
Jul 2nd Jul, 13
World No.4 Margaux Isaksen confirmed she is the dominant force in her homeland by defending her national title at the 2013 USA Pentathlon Women's National Championship. Margaux started off by winning the fence and coming second in the swim, before a perfect riding score gave her the platform with which to comfortably cross the finish line of the combined event first. Nathan Schrimsher, won both the Men’s Senior and Junior titles, capping an exciting month for the youngster, who first won the Colorado Springs regional pentathlon competition, then set a national laser shooting record before finishing with two national titles.
World Cup #4 hosts Budapest unveil final logo
May 2nd May, 13
With the much anticipated competition now exactly one week away, the organisers from the World Cup #4 in the Hungarian capital have announced a new Buda Castle and Széchenyi Chain Bridge inspired logo.
Marques & Camacho Claim Pan American Titles
Oct 12th Oct, 12
Yane Marques (BRA) has continued her sparkling form by winning the 2012 Pan American Championships held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
London 2012 Features: Impossible is Nothing to Spence
Aug 1st Aug, 12
As Mhairi Spence started the last kilometer of her final event in the 2012 modern pentathlon World Championships, GB’s performance director Jan Bartu leaned forward and said quietly to her as she ran past him, “impossible is nothing”.
Pentathletes March as 2012 Olympic Games Open in Style
Jul 28th Jul, 12
The 2012 London Olympic Games, which celebrates the 100 year anniversary of Modern Pentathlon in the Olympic Movement on 11-12 August has been opened in style in London. Pentathletes from Hungary, Ireland, Australia, Guatemala, Chille, Canada and USA all made the trip to London early to take march in from of the 80,000 strong crowd. There was enough of the Olympic values of Pierre de Coubertin to please any modern pentathlon fan, but it was the excellence and fair play of Britain's National Health Service that was celebrated. There was the usual pomp, but amid it there was a heavy dollop of humour. Rowan Atkinson provided the comedy within a musical interlude, while the Queen allowed her grand appearance to be foreshadowed by a slapstick film that paired her with another very British character, James Bond. A stadium is an enormous stage so Olympic opening ceremonies demand theatre on an epic scale. Danny Boyle obliged, yet there was so much more to this performance than the size of the cast. He offered subtlety, wit and above all great story telling. The voice of JK Rowling and the words of William Shakespeare reminded a Worldwide television audience of up to a billion of Britain's literary heritage as Boyle unfurled a new chapter of creative excellence. The multi-million pound production began with a rose-tinted view of Britain's past - a green and pleasant land of maypoles, village cricket and rural cottages complete with live horses, cows, sheep and ducks. A powerful reciting of a speech from The Tempest by Kenneth Branagh heralded the loud destruction of this peace as the brutal vitality of the industrial revolution was illustrated by belching towers rising from the stadium floor to the hypnotic banging of drums. If this was the evening's most dramatic sequence, including the forging of an Olympic ring, then the most touching was surely Boyle's homage to the health service performed by hundreds of nurses and patients from London's Great Ormond Street Hospital on wheeled beds. There followed a madcap sequence of music, dance and film to illustrate the life of a modern British family that was very much aimed at the domestic market before the floor was cleared for the athletes to parade around the stadium. It was no surprise to see David Beckham involved in delivering the Olympic Torch to the stadium, nor in him handing it over to the great Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave. But the finale offered plenty that few had predicted. Seven talented young athletes, each chosen by prominent British Olympians took on the fiery relay, before lighting a series of copper petals that rose from the ground to create the cauldron. No British celebration is complete without a performance by Sir Paul McCartney and he duly obliged, rounding off a remarkable evening by leading the spectators in a rendition of Hey Jude. The spectacle was barmy and brilliant. Now bring on the Games.
Four months after having baby, Kelly chases Olympic dream
Mar 28th Mar, 12
Kelly, 34, hasn't let motherhood slow her down. The Army captain recently competed in a World Cup in Charlotte, N.C., with baby girl, Lillian Grace Brady, waiting in the stands.
Heather Fell opens Sport and Fashion exhibition
Feb 15th Feb, 12
Olympic silver medal winning modern pentathlete Heather Fell took a break from her build-up to the 2012 season to open a Sport and Fashion Exhibition at Bath and North East Somerset Council’s Fashion Museum.