Cooke starts in pool as he takes 11th in final
CHELTENHAM’S world champion Jamie Cooke was 11th at the World Cup Final in Tokyo as team-mate Joe Choong sealed his Olympic place with victory.
Choong produced a superb display as he claimed gold as a trademark sprint finish saw him take victory ahead of Germany’s Marvin Dogue on the home straight of the laser run.
In the fencing ranking round, Cooke ended with 16 victories.
The British trio were all well placed heading into the second day which began with the 200m swim.
Cooke who led the way with 1:57.59, just ahead of Choong in 1:58.14 as they recorded a GB 1-2 in the discipline.
Tom Toolis clocked a 2:04.75 meaning all three Brits were inside the top 16 of the overall standings after the opening two disciplines.
Tooliso led the way in the ride, a perfect clear round seeing him just one of five athletes to pick up the maximum 300 points while Cooke and Choong both rolled two poles to score 286 points apiece.
On the run-shoot, Choong exited the range in second, behind Germany’s Marvin Dogue but closed down his rival over the final 800m loop, before surging away down the home straight to take the first senior gold medal of his career.
Behind him, good performances in the run-shoot from Cooke and Toolis saw them cross the line 11th and 14th respectively.
The attention of the British trio will now turn to August’s European Championships on home soil in Bath.