Bath student celebrates winning last GB medal

Samantha Murray
Murray won silver in the modern pentathlon Photo: PA Wire/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Bath student Samantha Murray is celebrating being the last member of Team GB to win a medal. The athlete took silver in the modern pentathlon on Sunday.

It's the fifth medal won in the women's event since it made its debut in at the Sydney games in 2000.

It was an honour running in front of a home crowd, it was a complete dream to have them screaming for me. I was enjoying running in front of them so much I could have gone on for another 10 minutes. I'm so glad I could give something back.

– Samantha Murray, Olympic Silver Medallist
Samantha Murray
Murray's medal was the last for Team GB Credit: AP Photo/David Goldman

The 22 year old managed to juggle training for the Olympics with studying for a degree in French and Politics at the University of Bath. She said support from the University made a difference:

They've been really accepting of my sport, they've moved exams and deadlines for me.

– Samantha Murray, Olympic Silver Medallist

The pentathlon includes a range of events including fencing and swimming. Murray had a battle on her hands after falling down the score board in the early events but an impressive performance in the a final event - a 1K run - was strong enough to get her the silver.