Mhairi Spence Great Britain & N. Ireland
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Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

31 Aug 1985

Height

1.71m

Weight

71kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 0

Sport Guides

MODERN PENTATHLON

Biography

Competed in: MODERN PENTATHLONModern Pentathlon

The Scot contemplated retirement in 2009 but was crowned world champion three months before the London Olympics.

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Mhairi Spence competed in MODERN PENTATHLON

Did you know?

  • Modern pentathlon is made up of five sports in four events: fencing, swimming, riding and a combined run/shoot.
  • The athletes' total scores from the first three events are converted into a time handicap, which determines the starting times for the combined run and shoot.
  • Originally the competition took place over four or five days, but a one-day format was adopted in 1996 in an effort to be more audience-friendly.
  • Three venues are being used: the Copper Box (fencing), Aquatics Centre (swimming) and Greenwich Park (riding, combined run/shoot).
  • Great Britain’s female pentathletes have won nearly half of the medals available since the women's event made its Olympic debut in 2000.

Results for Mhairi Spence

Date Event Rank Mark
12 Aug Women's Modern Pentathlon Running / Shooting 28 1936
12 Aug Women's Modern Pentathlon Riding 25 1096
12 Aug Women's Modern Pentathlon Swimming 10 1164
1 Jan Women's Modern Pentathlon Fencing 11 856

Head to Head

Mhairi Spence vs Samantha Murray

Mhairi Spence

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London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

4

London 2012 results (pts)

1936 Women's Modern Pentathlon

Height

1.71m (5'7")

Weight

71kg

Age

29

Samantha Murray

Samantha Murray Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

4

London 2012 results (pts)

2120 Women's Modern Pentathlon

Height

1.74m (5'9")

Weight

59kg

Age

24

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