By Mike Rowbottom

Heather_FellJuly 29 - Britain will have four women in Sunday's (July 31) final of the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Kent, where the top-eight finishers will achieve the London 2012 qualification standard.

The British quartet of Katy Burke, Heather Fell (pictured), Freyja Prentice and Mhairi Spence all qualified for the final from today's semi-finals at Medway Park.

Jan Bartu, Pentathlon GB Performance Director, said: "Without underestimating the strength of the opposition, we did expect to get all four through today.

"It's going to be a really interesting final now from our point of view."

Twenty-one-year Prentice looked the most comfortable of the Brits, qualifying in third place in semi-final B after going into the combined run/shoot in fifth.

Burke was 10th in the same semi.

Spence had earlier finished fourth in semi-final A, and said "finishing in the top-18 today was all that was important.

"I didn't really feel I had my finger on the pulse today, I think I was a bit nervous, but I made it through and did enough to make the final."

Fell also made sure she progressed into the final, finishing 14th in semi-final A. "I'm relieved to be through.

"Nothing was really great today, but I was quite pleased with my shooting," she said.

"I didn't give it everything today, so there should be a lot more there, so I'm really looking forward to the competition on Sunday."

A top-18 finish was needed in each of the semis to qualify a place in Sunday's final, where eight much-sought after Olympic qualification spots will be up for grabs.
Nick Woodbridge and Jamie Cooke contest the men's final tomorrow.

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