Joe Evans delighted by "absolutely amazing" Modern Pentathlon World Cup bronze medal
Teenager Joe Evans described his achievement of winning bronze at his first Modern Pentathlon World Cup as "absolutely amazing".
“I'm not sure how it happened but I'm so pleased,” said the 19-year-old University of Bath student following his third-placed finish at the opening World Cup of the new Olympic cycle at Palm Springs in California.
“I knew I was in third on the last lap of combined event and I just kept running, I didn't even look behind to see where [Russian world number two Ilia] Frolov was. I had an excellent shoot as well, I only missed four shots.”
Evans had laid the foundation for his success earlier in the day.
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“I had a good result in the fencing and I was pleased with the swim but there's more to come yet,” he said. “The ride and the combined event just seemed to happen and I'm so pleased with the overall result.
“Now I’m going to do more hard training in Bath and I'll wait to see if I get selected for World Cup 2 in Rio.”
Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB’s performance director, paid tribute to Evans’ performance on a day that saw team-mates Jamie Cooke and Sam Curry, also competing at his maiden World Cup, come home 18th and 23rd respectively.
“It's Joe's first World Cup appearance, his first progress to the final stage and now first medal - rock and roll for the World Class Performance Pathway,” said Bartu.
”The whole team performed above expectations and to see three of them progress to the final more than exceeded what I expected of them.
"To see them actually up their game in the final, which is much more difficult, is really encouraging for the future. Hopefully this isn't the last success these boys have.”