June 08.2016

Sam murray

 

Samantha Murray became the 8th athlete represented by Professional Sports Group to earn their place at the Rio Olympics this summer. Murray joins fellow athletes Ross Murdoch, Siobhan O'Connor, Non Stanford, Fran Halsall, Chad Le Clos and the Brownlee brothers.

London 2012 silver medallist Samantha Murray returns to the fold for Team GB for her second appearance at an Olympic Games. Murray was the first to qualify a quota spot for Team GB at Rio 2016 with her performance at the 2015 World Championships.

"The Olympic Games means everything to me. Having competed at London I now know what it's all about, I know what it's like to compete at the Games, and I feel like I know what it takes to get on the podium again," said Murray.

Murray's medal at London 2012 was the seventh for Team GB since the sport made its first appearance at an Olympic Games in 1912.

Team GB has now selected 75 athletes from nine sports for Rio 2016.

"That has been my goal now for four years, to become the first British female pentathlete to win medals at two Olympic Games. It's really exciting – to represent Team GB is an amazing honour and I'm really looking forward to doing it again."

"We get the chance every four years to showcase what we can deliver. We have won a medal at every Games since Sydney, so we have consistently shown people that we are a really strong nation at pentathlon. I don't think this year will be an exception."

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