Leading Argentine pentathlete Corporal Emanuel Zapata (Mens) and German Army Sergeant Eva Trautmann (Ladies) won individual titles at the British Army’s prestigious International Modern Pentathlon 2014 Competition held on 29-30 April 2014 at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The British Combined Services team (including Sandhurst Army coach and Team GB candidate Marine Lee Ormerod and Cambridge University Officer Cadet Archie Myrtle) won the men’s team event. Other Army competitors included debutant Captain Sally Williams RAMC, Lieutenant Rob Willis RE, Sergeant Zoran Maric REME and Corporal Sammy Farish REME
This is the third successive year the British Army has hosted a top-class international competition at Sandhurst, the venue for the historic event at the London Olympics in 1948 . Now, supported by national governing body Pentathlon GB, it reflects the British Army’s resurgent position in the sport and it develops important international sporting relationships as we proceed towards the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Modern Pentathlon comprises riding, swimming, fencing, running and shooting. It is known as the ‘military event’ at the Olympics and the British Army, sponsored by SAAB through Team Army, uses the London Olympic laser pistol range, bequeathed under London 2012 legacy arrangements.