All-rounder Green is part of winning Yorkshire team

Taylor Green was third overall.
Taylor Green was third overall.

Team Yorkshire, featuring Brington’s Taylor Green, were dominant at the British Tetrathlon championships in Birmingham.

A new personal best saw the Bridlington School pupil take third place overall while his team were the overall winners of the event.



Hundreds of athletes, covering all age groups converged at Tudor Grange athletics centre, for the tetrathlon, which is made up of shooting, swimming, fencing and a combined event of running and shooting.

It was an early start for the Youth D Boys age group but a score of 71 out of a possible 100 put Green sixth after the first event.

The next event was the swim which saw Green drawn in the fastest heat for his under 13s age group.

From lane eight, he had a fantastic swim gained a new personal best time and finished in third place, which placed him fourth overall after two events.



The third discipline was the combined shooting and running event. Possibly feeling a little bit fatigued at this point, Green shot three out of a possible five knock-down targets but had a slightly disappointing run by his own standards which saw him finish eighth, but he maintain his eighth spot overall.

The final event of the day was fencing, late in the afternoon and all of the competitors were starting to look tired at this stage. Green, who trains with and competes for Yorkshire Pentathlon Club and Driffield Swimming Club, went into his bouts 184 points behind the third placed competitor and only eight points ahead of the person who was lying in fifth.

Although he does not consider himself a fencer, Green performed wonderfully, making sure he got the points from his closest rivals both in front and behind him.

It went down to the last match to decide who was going to win the fencing and Green was pitted against his Yorkshire team-mates.

After a close bout, he lost but finished joint second overall.

This meant he had done enough to make up the points to claim third place overall with a points tally of 4,180 - a new personal best for him.

Yorkshire team mates Conor Dougall and James Jeal took the top two spots, ensurting a clean sweep.

Inevitably, Team Yorkshire were completely dominant taking the gold medal amassing a points tally of 12,972, almost 1,600 points ahead of their nearest rivals.