16 May 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Clones student Kate Madden is currently representing Ireland in the Modern Pentathlon at the women’s Youth World Championships in Budapest, Hungary from 14th – 18th May.

Modern Pentathlon requires each athlete to compete in five events of fencing, swimming, running, pistol shooting and show jumping. The competition, which also acts a qualifier for the Youth Olympic Games to be held Nanjing in China in August, will see the Irish team of three girls and two boys compete against the worlds best athletes at this level.

Kate, who has previously represented Ireland in show jumping and tetrathlon, is a fifth year student at Largy College, Clones. She is the current National Champion at this level having won the women’s Under-19 National Modern Pentathlon Championship in 2013.

Kate, who is in her last year of youth participation, competed in April in Portugal at the Portuguese International Trophy and in her first senior ladies competition, an invitational competition in the UK, which saw her finish fifth individually against competitors from the German and British armies as well as Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

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