Olympic modern pentathlon GB team announced

  • The four modern pentathletes chosen for the London 2012 Olympic team have been announced.

    Mhairi Spence and Samantha Murray will both make their Olympic debuts in the women’s competitions on 12 August.

    And world number five Nick Woodbridge and Sam Weale will both take part in their second Olympics when they line up on 11 August.

    Eight athletes qualified for London – including Heather Fell who claimed the silver medal in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games – but only four can go.

    The modern pentathlon consists of fencing and swimming at the Olympic Park in Stratford, followed by a showjumping round and combined run and shoot, in Greenwich Park.

    Mhairi Spence and Nick Woodbridge are former Pony Club members – Inverness-shire and Albrighton Hunt respectively – coming up through the organisation’s tetrathlon teams.

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