World champion Mhairi Spence will spearhead a four-strong modern pentathlon team as Great Britain look to continue their Olympic medal success at London 2012. Spence will be joined in the women's competition by fellow Olympic debutant Samantha Murray, who won bronze at the Rome world championships in May. Britain have won four medals in female modern pentathlon since the women's event was added to the Olympic programme at the Sydney Games in 2000.

Spence spearheads gold charge as GB's modern pentathlon hopefuls are revealed

World champion Mhairi Spence will spearhead a four-strong modern pentathlon team as Great Britain look to continue their Olympic medal success at London

how to get involved in modern pentathlon: "If you look at a triathlon and think, 'Great, but where are the guns and horses?', then step this way" - Samantha Murray on her way to silver in the women's modern pentathlon at the London 2012 Olympics.

Olympics 2012: how to get involved in modern pentathlon

how to get involved in modern pentathlon: "If you look at a triathlon and think, 'Great, but where are the guns and horses?', then step this way" - Samantha Murray on her way to silver in the women's modern pentathlon at the London 2012 Olympics.

Samantha Murray- Silver Medallist in Modern Pentathlon

Samantha Murray- Silver Medallist in Modern Pentathlon

Samantha Murray made up for the disappointment of missing out on individual glory by helping Great Britain win two golds at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships.

Samantha Murray made up for the disappointment of missing out on individual glory by helping Great Britain win two golds at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships.

Silver medallist: Samantha Murray celebrates as she crosses the finish line during the women's modern pentathlon

Modern Pentathlon: Samantha Murray adds silver to Team GB's medal tally

Masterful Murray: Samantha Murray earned Team GB's last medal of the Games with a Silver in the Women's Modern Pentathlon

Samantha Murray wins silver in the modern pentathlon to take Team GB's medal tally to 65 at London 2012 Olympics - Telegraph

Samantha Murray wins silver in the modern pentathlon to take Team GB's medal tally to 65 at London 2012 Olympics

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There was a silver lining for Samantha Murray at the European Modern Pentathlon Championships in Szekesfehevar, Hungary.

A sore foot restricted Samantha Murray as she missed out on the final of the Modern Pentathlon World Cup 4 in Budapest last Thursday.

Samantha Murray- Silver Medallist in Modern Pentathlon

Samantha Murray- Silver Medallist in Modern Pentathlon

Delight: Britain's Samantha Murray ended up winning silver in the women's modern pentathlon.

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Samantha Murray of Great Britain celebrates during the fencing in the women's Modern Pentathlon on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Samantha Murray celebrates winning Olympic silver in the modern pentathlon

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Preston’s Samantha Murray was left celebrating a stunning day at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships as GB the women won team gold and Nick Woodbridge took individual silver in the men’s competition

Preston’s Samantha Murray was left celebrating a stunning day at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships as GB the women won team gold and Nick Woodbridge took individual silver in the men’s competition.

Amid such a fiesta of British medals, it seemed a little remiss if one of this country’s most lucrative Olympic sports had not chipped in too. Samantha Murray won Britain’s 65th and final medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games in thrilling circumstances, producing a stirring run to claim silver.

Samantha Murray wins silver in the modern pentathlon to take Team GB's medal tally to 65 at London 2012 Olympics

Amid such a fiesta of British medals, it seemed a little remiss if one of this country’s most lucrative Olympic sports had not chipped in too. Samantha Murray won Britain’s 65th and final medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games in thrilling circumstances, producing a stirring run to claim silver.

Sam Weale, Samantha Murray, Mhairi Spence and Nick Woodbridge - Modern Pentathlon

London 2012 Olympics: Team GB modern pentathlon squad for Games announced by British Olympic Association

World champion Mhairi Spence will spearhead a four-strong modern pentathlon team as Great Britain look to continue their Olympic medal success at London

Team GB modern pentathletes Sam Weale, Samantha Murray, Mhairi Spence and Nick Woodbridge.

London 2012: Mhairi Spence heads modern pentathlon team

World champion Mhairi Spence is named in a four-strong modern pentathlon team for the London 2012 Olympics.

Samantha Murray became the World Champion in Modern Pentathlon last week. Here is her secret

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Samantha Murray became the World Champion in Modern Pentathlon last week.

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