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“I have always been really confident,” he said. “I’d love to be able to go and break the curse, so to speak.”
The Choong, 24, who finished 10th in his Olympic debut in Rio, will lead GB in the European Championships, which are being held in Bath. Joe Choong has already booked a place in Tokyo by winning there in the World Cup Final.
The World champion Jamie Cooke and Kate French, who won silver in last year’s Europeans, can join him by finishing in the top eight in Bath. Joe Choong recalls his Rio experience as a bittersweet one. He was 2nd going into the laser run the shooting only to slip down the field.
“In the end nerves got the better of me. My memories of Rio are I did not shoot that well,” he said. “I want to convert myself and get a medal at the next Olympic 2020 Games.”
The British Female players have won five medals in the Olympic Games since pentathlon was added in 2000, but Rio was the first time there was no British representation on the podium.
In the 2014 World Modern Pentathlon Championships held in Warsaw, Poland he completed 16th. He was competent for the modern pentathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympic by finishing seventh at the 2015 European Championships held in Bath. The Choong was placed fourth after the first three events but dropped out of the top eight during the first laps of the mutual run and shooting event before moving back up during the final lap.
The Union International de Pentathlon Modern (UIPM) world cup occasion in Rio, which served as a test event for the Olympic Games, Joe Choong was the highest placed British athlete, finishing thirteenth. In April 2016 Choong achieved a career-best finish in a world cup event as he completed fourth in Rome, five seconds back the Czech Republic’s Jan Kuf who took the bronze medal.