Joe Choong MBE

Modern Pentathlon
@ Neil Shearer

Born in the UK to a Malaysian father and English mother, Joe's natural sporting ability in swimming and running were the inspiration to further his talents and train for Modern Pentathlon.

At age 15 Joe was the first British athlete to win the European U17 Modern Pentathlon title. This fuelled his desire to become the very best and he made history at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics becoming the first British man to win gold in the sport. This success was recognised when he was honoured with an MBE for services to Modern Pentathlon in 2022.

He studied maths at Bath University and coupled with his love of computing this led to him building his own computer during lockdown. Joe continues to train at the Pentathlon GB High Performance centre in Bath where his steely determination, drive and motivation is setting him firmly on the road to success for another Olympic medal in Paris 2024.


  • 2020 Olympic Gold medallist
  • 2021 World Cup Gold medallist
  • 2022 UIPM World Championships Gold medallist
  • 2023 European Championships Gold medalist
  • 2023 World Championships Gold medalist

Joe Choong MBE
@ Neil Shearer

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