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Plymouth pentathlete Bryson makes an impressive start to her season with silver in Hungary

Plymouth pentathlete Kerenza Bryson got her 2023 campaign off to an impressive start by taking silver for Great Britain at the Hungarian Indoor Open in Budapest.

Having progressed through the heats and semi-finals, Bryson was never out of the top spots throughout Sunday’s final.

Her impressive fencing ranking round (24V/10D) was followed up by solid swim, a well-balanced ride, and a fantastic laser-run featuring a stunning last shoot of five-green lights.

“I’m super happy to have taken silver in the first international of the year,” said Bryson.

“I was pleased with my performance in the fencing and that I managed to remain in second place from the start of the laser-run.

“It’s a good start to the season and I’m feeling positive about what’s to come.”

Fellow Plymouth pentathlete Myles Pillage also an encouraging outing at the Hungarian Indoor Open after a couple of seasons hampered by injury.

He won the men’s B final on Sunday, after just missing out on reaching the A final following the semi-finals.

Once again it was Pillage’s strong swim (1:57.45) that set him up for victory in the B final.

But he also impressed in the laser-run with a time of 10:30.74. He enjoyed two sub-10 visits to the range, including a perfect five-green lights on his last shoot, and then produced a strong sprint finish to take the win.

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