Pentathlon: Tom Toolis qualifies for World Cup 2 final
PUBLISHED: 16:00 28 March 2018
Former Coopers Coborn student through to next stage in Los Angeles
Romford’s Tom Toolis has qualified for the World Cup 2 final in Los Angeles, which takes place on Thursday.
Toolis is one of three Pentathlon GB athletes to progress at the event, along with fellow countrymen Joe Choong and Jamie Cooke.
Toolis and Cooke were both placed in qualifying group A, beginning their day with the 200m swim.
Although not on his best swimming form, Toolis still produced a strong time of two minutes and six seconds, leaving him inside the top 10 after the first discipline.
Fencing was next up, with Toolis winning 17 of his 27 bouts to sit sixth in the overall standings.
Toolis, who is studying for a Masters degree at St Mary’s University in London this year, also produced a strong effort in the laser run, but slipped to 12th on the line.
With only the top 10 in each group qualifying automatically, Toolis had a nervous wait to see if he had progressed.
Thankfully, Toolis’ points score was more than enough to see him join Cooke in final, placing as the second highest finisher not to automatically qualify.
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