Kate French is a British modern pentathlete who won the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. French was born on 11 February 1991
in Meopham, near Gravesend. She was privately educated at the independent Cobham Hall School. She completed a degree in sports performance at the University of Bath, where she also trains at the Pentathlon GB High Performance Centre located at the University.
In 2013 French finished in tenth place in the individual event at both the World Championships in held in Kaoshiung, Taiwan and at the European Championships held in Drzonków Poland. At the European Championships she also won gold medals in the women’s team event. At the 2014 World Modern Pentathlon Championships held in Warsaw, Poland, French won two silver medals.. She qualified for the modern pentathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics by finishing eighth at the 2015 European Championships held in Bath.
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