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Modern Pentathlon: Heather Fell announces her retirement

January 10, 2014

Olympic silver medallist and former world number one Heather Fell has announced her retirement from modern pentathlon after 12 years in the sport.

After being inspired to take up the sport by watching Steph Cook and Kate Allenby claim gold and bronze at the Sydney 2000 Games, Fell went on to write her own Olympic legacy.

It was at Beijing 2008 that she finished as runner-up, becoming the fourth British athlete to win a medal since the sport was introduced to the Olympics eight years previous.

After winning Olympic silver, Fell rounded off her season with another runners-up finish at the 2008 World Cup Final in Portugal to end the year ranked number one in the world.

“I’ve had a wonderful career in a sport I love, I never imagined I would be able to do have the opportunity to train full time for my sport,” she said.

“I take so many happy memories with me. I’m now turning my attention to a new and exciting career alongside the different physical challenge of road cycling.”

Good luck in your future Heather!

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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