Fitton takes junior crown

Fitton takes junior crown

Fitton takes junior crown

First published in Sport

ATHERTON’S Alice Fitton scooped the British Junior crown at the GB Open Modern Pentathlon Championships in Solihull on Sunday.

The 19-year-old topped the leaderboard in the women’s competition after the 200m freestyle swim.

Fresh from winning individual silver at the European Junior Championships a week ago, she clocked a time of 2:05.28 for 324 pentathlon points, giving her an eight-point lead over London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray.

Hungary’s Tamara Alekszejev recovered to take a six-point advantage after the fencing and following the showing jumping went into the run/shoot with a 23-second lead over Fitton.

But it was Murray who fought back to finish nine seconds clear of Alekszejev to see Fitton finish third, enough to become British Junior champion.

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