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Mike Burley

Full name: Michael Edward "Mike" Burley
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: January 27, 1953 in Columbus, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Biography

Mike Burley attended The Ohio State University, where he was a distance runner on the track team, although he eventually graduated from the University of Texas in 1979. Burley had also been a high school swimmer and the two sports led him to the modern pentathlon. He joined the Army in 1971 and trained at the modern pentathlon training center in San Antonio. Burley was a member of the US team that won the 1979 World Championship, the only such title ever for an American team (through 2015). He also made the 1980 US Olympic team that could not compete, and was named an alternate to the 1984 Olympic team, retiring after that year.

Burley then worked in sports administration. He was the USOC Athlete Representative at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, led the US modern pentathlon team at the 1992 Olympics, was modern pentathlon competition manager at the 1996 Olympics, and in 1999, Burley was named to the Technical Committee for rules by the Union Internataionale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 16
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Men's Team United States USA 5

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T TP OP W P S
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 16 5,059
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 18 1,068 1:47.5 0 32
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Fencing 24T 760 22 0
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 41T 692 0 180
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 10 1,212 3:27.95
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Running 2 1,327 12:26.6

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP AIP
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Final Standings 5 15,285 5,059 5,051
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Riding 7 3,140 1,068
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Fencing 4 2,535 760 752
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Shooting 12 2,296 692
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Swimming 1 3,768 1,212
1976 Summer 23 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Running 7 3,546 1,327
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