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GB men chasing pentathlon medals

Sam Weale
Weale won a World Cup bronze medal in Somerset earlier this year

Sam Weale is confident of winning an Olympic modern pentathlon medal after being named in the British team for Beijing alongside Nick Woodbridge.

The duo qualified through their positions on the Olympic ranking list and join female pentathletes Katy Livingston and Heather Fell in Team GB.

It means Britain will have the maximum number of four athletes at the Games.

Weale, 26, said: "Any one of the 30 athletes could win a medal. I consider myself as one of those athletes."

Telford-based Woodbridge, 22, added: "I saw Beijing as an experience for London 2012, but now I have my eyes on a podium finish.

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"I'm set for two months of the hardest training of my career and who knows what can happen under the Olympic pressure."

Team manager Dominic Mahony praised all four of Britain's pentathletes for reaching the Olympic standard.

He said: "It is an outstanding achievement to have the full complement of athletes competing in Beijing and we go there with the intention of seriously challenging for medals."

see also
Team GB for Beijing
01 Jul 08 |  Team GB
Guide to Modern Pentathlon
14 Oct 05 |  Modern Pentathlon
Bronze gives Weale Olympic boost
31 Mar 08 |  Modern Pentathlon
Weale claims bronze in World Cup
29 Mar 08 |  Modern Pentathlon
Woodbridge tipped for medal glory
09 Apr 08 |  Modern Pentathlon
Woodbridge in no hurry for medals
02 Apr 08 |  Modern Pentathlon
Brit duo reach Millfield final
28 Mar 08 |  Modern Pentathlon
GB pentathletes finish in top 20
10 Mar 08 |  Modern Pentathlon

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