Cobb benefits from coach Rosling


Coaching from former modern pentathlon World champion Lydia Rosling has helped King’s College, Taunton student Sam Cobb earn selection to represent Great Britain in a Modern Tetrathlon later this year.

The Olympic sport of modern pentathlon was introduced to the wide range of sports on offer at King’s College back in 2015. Since then the Multi-Sports Academy has grown in popularity and the number of training sessions available for pupils from all schools in the area to benefit from has increased considerably.

The King’s Multi-Sports Academy is designed to offer top level coach- ing with numerous regular sessions on offer per week.

The programme has helped support Cobb to win a silver medal in both the European biathle (run-swim-run) and the European triathle (continuous run-shoot-swim). In addition, he will now travel to Germany to represent Team GB in a modern tetrathlon (fence, swim, laser-run).

To find out more about the Multi-Sports Academy at King’s, which is open to both boys and girls within the community between the ages of eight and 18, or to book, please contact Laura Bennett on: lcbennett@kings-taunton.co.uk

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