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Hugh Durant

Full name: Hugh Durant
Gender: Male
Born: February 23, 1877 in Brixton, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 20, 1916 in Vermelles, Pas-de-Calais, France
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Modern Pentathlon, Shooting

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Hugh Durant took an engineering apprenticeship after leaving school, before enlisting in the 9th Queen’s Own Lancers in 1897. He served in the Boer war and won the Queen’s South Africa medal and following Victoria’s death, later won the King’s South Africa medal. An expert shot, he won the revolver championship of South Africa before winning at Bisley in 1911. The following year he won two pistol bronze medals at the Olympics and proved his all-round ability by taking part in the first ever Olympic modern pentathlon competition, finishing 18th. Amongst his long list of shooting victories, he won the Whitbread Challenge medal in four consecutive years 1911-14. Durant also won many NRA medals and in 1911 he won the ARA Revolver gold medal.

In 1914 he was injured in France during the charge of Moncel, the last all-lancers combat of World War I for which he was mentioned in dispatches, and also awarded the French Medaille Militaire in 1915. Sadly, Hugh Durant lost his life the following year, when a mortar bomb belonging to the 62nd Trench Mortar Battery, which was under his command at the time, exploded prematurely upon being fired, killing him outright.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Great Britain GBR 18
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres Great Britain GBR 20
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Shooting Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Shooting Men's Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Team Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O TH PS T W PTS
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Final Standings 18 78
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Shooting 4 20 191
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Swimming 28 10:07.0
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Fencing 7 17
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Riding 18 95
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Modern Pentathlon Great Britain Running 21 24:37.5

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 433

Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 1,804 456

Men's Dueling Pistol, 30 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TTH TP IP
1912 Summer 35 Stockholm Shooting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 117 1,107 289
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