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Richard Mayo

Full name: Richard Walden Mayo
Gender: Male
Born: June 12, 1902 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 10, 1996 in Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Richard Mayo was introduced to the modern pentathlon by Maj. William Rose, one of the sport’s earliest administrators and proponents in this country. Mayo was a cross-country runner and captain of the fencing team at West Point, when Rose spotted his potential for this diverse event. At the 1928 Olympics, Mayo finished a disappointing 19th, largely because he was 37th, and last, in riding. In 1931, as part of his training for the 1932 Olympics, he spent the entire year at the Cavalry School at Ft. Riley Kansas. This dedication paid off with a second place in riding at Los Angeles and put him in the lead after four events, but a pulled Achilles tendon caused him to finish 17th in running and dropped him to the bronze medal, overall. Mayo became a career military officer, commanding the 15th Army in France and Germany during World War II. He retired in 1956, having achieved the rank of brigadier general.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 19
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O TH PTS T PS W
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 19 86
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 12 20 183
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 23 6:18.0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Modern Pentathlon United States Running 11T 15:19.2
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 37 10:49.2 82
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 3 38.5
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 2 100 8:10.2
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Modern Pentathlon United States Fencing 4= 31
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 1 20 197
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 14 5:17.4
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Modern Pentathlon United States Running 17 17:37.2
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