BRITISH pentathlete Heather Fell won an Olympic silver medal in Beijing.

Heather, 25, a former member of the Spooners & West Dartmoor branch of the Pony Club, started well in Beijing on 22 August, scoring 185 from a possible 200 in shooting, the first of five disciplines.

After a strong fencing round and swim, Heather rode 11th on an eight-year-old gelding in the show jumping, lowering the penultimate and the final fences. She started and finished the 3km run second to Germany’s Lena Schoneborn.

“It was great fun and I’ve had a brilliant time,” said Heather, of her first Olympics.

Britain’s Kate Livingston finished seventh in the same competition.