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Natalya Coyle: modern pentathlon

Updated: Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 17:22

Natalya Coyle: modern pentathlon
Natalya Coyle: modern pentathlon

Twenty-one-year-old Natalya Coyle, from Co Meath, is the 36th-ranked modern pentathlete in the world.

Coyle has only competed in the discipline for three years, taking up the sport in 2009. Modern pentathlon comprises of fencing, swimming, riding, running and shooting.

The Meathwoman is a student of Business, Economics and Social Studies at Trinity College, Dublin.

Prior to competing in modern pentathlon, she competed in tetrathlon, which is a variation of the sport, without fencing, and for younger people.

Coyle is coached by Lindsay Wheedon, Polish fencing coach Marek Makay, and sports psychologist Kate Kirby.

In action on 12 August at 9am.

Medal Table

Country Total
USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 25 25 32 82
South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
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