Owls fan Katy secures bronze for GB

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday fan Katy Livingston had double reason to celebrate after leading the Great Britain women’s team relay to a bronze medal at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships.

The trio of Livingston, Katy Burke, and Kate French came home in third place behind Germany and China on the opening day in Rome, Italy.

the British trio were eighth after the fencing and climbed to fifth after the swimming.

With the third best riding performance of the day, the British trio went into the run/shoot in fourth place behind leaders Korea, with reigning champions Hungary second and Germany third.

Burke handed over to French in third place after two shoots and runs, and Britain were still third when French passed on to Livingston. She dropped out of the top three in her opening shoot, but produced a strong final run to secure Britain’s first medal of the championships.

The championships are the final qualification event to reach the individual events at the Olympic Games.