Australian Modern Pentathlete
Tokyo 2020 Olympian
Marina is a Tokyo 2020 Olympian, World Cup finalist and Junior World Championships Top-10 athlete. As an all-round sportsperson, her focus in on the joy that sport can bring, and the importance of a holistic approach to life on and off the sporting field. Marina also studies medical science in the pursuit of becoming a doctor one day.
What is Modern Pentathlon?
Modern pentathlon involves swimming, running, shooting, fencing and show-jumping on a foreign horse, all in a single day. It's roots lie in the history of a cavalry officer trying to get a message behind enemy lines.
Created by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in honour of the Ancient Pentathlon of Greece, it is one of the original events of the Olympic Games, designed as true test of mental and physical skill, strength and endurance to create the "perfect all round athlete".