Browsing: Pentathlon

The last of the Army participants in the Summer Olympics wrapped up their events Saturday, finishing out of the medals one day before the end of the London Games. Spc. Dennis Bowsher took 32nd out of 36 athletes in the modern pentathlon, posting a score of 5324, more than 600 points off the gold medal-winning score posted by David Svoboda of the Czech Republic. It was the first Olympics to feature the event’s new format, in which the shooting and running portions are combined in a single, final event. Participants also compete in fencing, swimming and horseback riding, which didn’t…

After Action has told you about the¬†soldier-wrestlers heading to London. And we’ve filled you in on the soldier and sailor shooters, too (so have our friends with Military Times OFFduty; check out Jon Anderson’s piece here). But with Olympic opening ceremonies closing in, it’s a good time to meet two more Army World Class Athlete Program members who’ll represent their service and country in London. For more on these and other WCAP members, visit the program’s official website. Name: Staff Sgt. John Nunn Event: 50-kilometer race walk Olympic experience: Second trip (competed in the 20-km race walk in Athens in…

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