Cooke in line up for fi­nal World Cup event

Gloucestershire Echo - - ATHLETICS -

» CHEL­TENHAM’S world mod­ern pentathlon cham­pion Jamie Cooke is in the Great Bri­tain line-up for World Cup 4 as a strong look­ing Bri­tish team heads to the Czech Repub­lic this week­end.

Cooke is in a men’s quar­tet of Tom Too­lis, 2018 Euro­pean medal­list Joe Choong and Sam Curry, who made his first World Cup fi­nal of the sea­son last week in Hun­gary.

Cooke, left, found his form last time out in the third leg of the se­ries in Szekesfe­hervar, Hun­gary.

Af­ter a quiet six months fol­low­ing his stun­ning suc­cess in Mex­ico City, the 28-year-old Cooke teamed up with Francesca Sum­mers to take mixed re­lay sil­ver at World Cup 2 be­fore fin­ish­ing fourth in the men’s in­di­vid­ual com­pe­ti­tion at World Cup 3.

This week­end’s event is the last be­fore the Olympic qual­i­fy­ing win­dow opens on June 1 and it is also the fi­nal chance for ath­letes to qual­ify for the World Cup fi­nal in Tokyo from June 27-30.

The com­pe­ti­tion be­gins with women’s qual­i­fy­ing to­day (Thursday) and con­cludes with the mixed re­lay on Mon­day where Jo Muir and Cooke will team up for Pentathlon GB.

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