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Encyclopedia > Mary Peters (athlete)
Olympic medal record
Pentathlon
Gold 1972 Munich Women's

Dame Mary Peters (born July 6, 1939) is a former British pentathlete. She won a gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Competitors in the final round of the Mens Modern Pentathlon pull for the finish line at the Goudi Sports Complex on August 26, 2004. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The pentathlon (as opposed to the modern pentathlon) was an athletics event in the Olympic Games and other Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ...


Peters was born in Liverpool, but moved to Ballymena at age 11. She now lives near Belfast. Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ...


In the 1972 Summer Olympics she beat the local favorite, Heide Rosendahl. The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ...


She was made an MBE in 1973, a CBE in 1990, and was knighted (DBE) in 2000, the year in which Denise Lewis won gold in the women's multi-discipline event, now the heptathlon. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are... Denise Lewis Denise Lewis (born August 27, 1972, in West Bromwich, England) is a British athlete who specialises in the heptathlon. ...

Olympic medalists in athletics (women) | Olympic Champions in Women's Pentathlon and Heptathlon
As Pentathlon: 1964: Irina Press | 1968: Ingrid Becker | 1972: Mary Peters | 1976: Siegrun Siegl | 1980: Nadezhda Tkachenko
As Heptathlon: 1984: Glynis Nunn |1988: Jackie Joyner-Kersee | 1992: Jackie Joyner-Kersee| 1996: Ghada Shouaa | 2000: Denise Lewis | 2004: Carolina Klüft
Olympic medalists in athletics (women) | British Olympic champions in women's athletics
1964: Mary Rand (long jump) | 1964: Ann Packer (800 m) | 1972: Mary Peters (pentathlon) | 1984: Tessa Sanderson (javelin) | 1992: Sally Gunnell (400 m hurdles) | 2000: Denise Lewis (heptathlon) | 2004: Kelly Holmes (800 m & 1500 m)
Preceded by:
Princess Anne
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
1972
Succeeded by:
Jackie Stewart

 
 

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