Year 7 Millfield Prep pupil Jack Amor from Crewkerne has become U13 Triathle World Champion after winning gold in the mixed GB relay at the World Championships in Viviero, Spain.
Jack is now ranked number one in the world for Under 13 triathle.
11 year-old Jack joined Millfield Prep in Year 5 and has achieved numerous national and European rankings in various events, including modern triathlon, tetrathlon, pentathlon and biathle, as well as his success in triathle. Jack trains alongside the elite pentathletes at Millfield with Director of Fencing and Modern Pentathlon, Tristan Parris.
The sport of triathle involves continuous shooting, swimming and running, but Jack is also skilled in fencing and riding through his pentathlon and tetrathlon training. The Year 7 pupil is a ‘flexi boarder’ which has allowed him to train to the degree needed to be able to compete at international level.
This year, Jack is hoping to be selected for the elite training programme by GB Pentathlon, after he competes at the National Biathlon competitions held later this year. Jack also hopes to reach his goal to compete in Modern Pentathlon at a future Olympic Games.
Jack’s mother said: “Jack has grown physically and emotionally through Millfield’s excellent support and nurturing, and as parents we could not be any prouder of Jack and his achievements. He recently said: ‘If you believe and you are determined enough some day your dreams will come true’ and I know that his mindset and success has been a direct result of Millfield.”
Millfield’s director of Fencing and Modern Pentathlon, Tristan Parris said: “Jack is a very special young man and athlete. His ability to be organised, work hard and keep a smile on his face is a joy and will stand him in great stead as he develops as a sportsman.”