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Jim Fox

Full name: Jeremy Robert "Jim" Fox
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: September 19, 1941 in Pewsey, Wiltshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Jim Fox is one of the most influential figures in the development of the Modern Pentathlon in Britain. He won the British title record ten times and is the only British pentathlete to have competed in four Olympic Games. His fourth place in the individual event at München in 1972 was the best placing by a Briton up to that time and has only subsequently been matched by Richard Phelps in 1984. Fox made his Olympic début in 1964, when he placed 29th in the individual event, and in his second Olympic appearance in 1968 he improved to finish eighth. After the 1968 Games, Fox, then a sergeant in the REME, announced retirement but he was dissuaded by his coach, Ron Bright, and remained in the sport for another eight years. During that period he set a fine example to the tyros of the sport and following his final individual effort at the 1972 Olympics he won a gold medal in the 1972 Olympics he won a gold medal in the team event in 1976. Fox, who was later commission in the REME, was first awarded the MBE and subsequently the OBE for his services to the sport.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Great Britain GBR 29
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Great Britain GBR 9
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Great Britain GBR 8
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Great Britain GBR 8
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Great Britain GBR 4
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Great Britain GBR 9
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Great Britain GBR 15
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T OP W S P TP AT
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Final Standings 29 4,274
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Riding 32 1,010 3:10.0 90
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Fencing 36 280 7
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Shooting 25T 800 185
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Swimming 4T 1,055 3:49.5
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Running 4 1,129 14:17.2
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Final Standings 8 4,663
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Riding 21 1,010 3:32 90
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Fencing 12T 862 27
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Shooting 19T 890 189 0
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Swimming 9 1,006 3:53.4
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Running 15 895 14:50.2
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Final Standings 4 5,311
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Riding 2 0 2:04.6 0:00 2:04.6
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Fencing 3T 1,019 42
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Shooting 21T 868 188
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Swimming 32T 1,024 3:51.2
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Running 1 1,300 12:35.0
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Final Standings 15 5,074
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Riding 1 1,100 1:44.9 0 0
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Fencing 18T 784 23 0
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Shooting 30 846 187 0
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Swimming 34 1,080 3:44.17
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Running 6 1,264 12:47.6

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP AIP
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Final Standings 9 13,152 4,274 4,256
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Riding 7T 3,150 1,010
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Fencing 9 1,688 280 262
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Shooting 7 2,500 800
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Swimming 3 3,030 1,055
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Running 8 2,784 1,129
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Final Standings 8 12,893 4,663 4,645
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Riding 9 2,790 1,010
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Fencing 7T 2,324 862 844
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Shooting 2T 2,670 890
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Swimming 3 2,952 1,006
1968 Summer 27 Ciudad de México Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Running 12 2,157 895
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Final Standings 9 14,257 5,311 5,292
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Riding 1T 3,125 1,100
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Fencing 5T 2,540 1,019 1,000
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Shooting 17T 2,186 868
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Swimming 11 3,076 1,024
1972 Summer 30 München Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Running 6 3,330 1,300
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 15,559 5,074 4,980
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Riding 3 3,212 1,100
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Fencing 8T 2,256 784 690
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Shooting 8 2,648 846
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Swimming 5 3,492 1,080
1976 Summer 34 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Great Britain GBR Running 1 3,951 1,264