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Tesa sponsors Pentathlon GB athletes in their Olympics bid

Tesa sponsors Pentathlon GB athletes in their Olympics bid

Tesa UK is helping British athletes in their bid to compete in international competitions, inclu-ding the Olympics, by becoming official tape suppliers to the Pentathlon GB team. The company, renowned for its double-sided tape technology, is providing tesa 4651 double-sided tape to secure pistes for the fencing discipline as the athletes compete in events around the UK.

The tape was introduced at the second national rankings event in Somerset recently and is used to hold the pistes in place. With between ten and twelve large pistes used at each of the events, tesa 4651 will play a key role in ensuring that the competitors avoid injury and maintain balance.

The 17-strong Pentathlon GB squad will compete individually in all five disciplines of Modern Pentathlon during the three national rankings events in their quest to build up enough points to be selected for international competitions in the 2015 season where this year athletes will be able to gain 2016 Olympic Games qualification places. During the competition they will fence each other over two and a half hours of competition, moving from piste to piste, and putting a huge demand on the tape's performance.

Nigel Laughton, chief executive officer for Pentathlon GB, has welcomed Tesa's sponsorship, saying, "As a relatively small sport we are constantly looking for partners and suppliers to work with us and thus it is outstanding we have secured suppliers of industry best tape from now, through Rio 2016 all the way to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo." Tesa's sponsorship will last for six years and follows the company's sponsorship of the British Skeleton team.

Jeremy Smith, marketing manager for Tesa UK commented: "We are delighted to be associated with Pentathlon GB and will be monitoring their progress over the coming months. Tesa tapes are gaining recognition in many industries and working with such a high profile sporting organisation is not only a pleasure but will hopefully be rewarding for all concerned."

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