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Marina Carrier

Age

27

Place of Birth

Wahroonga, New South Wales

Hometown

Sydney

Junior Club

Plymouth College (England)

Senior Club

NA

Olympic History

Tokyo 2020

Career Events

Modern Pentathlon Womens Individual

 

Marina's Story

Fast Facts

Sport: Modern Pentathlon
Olympic History: Tokyo 2020
Highlights: Tokyo 2020. Beating World No. 2 to claim bronze at the 2019 Polish International Open and finishing her junior career ranked top-10 in the world
Club: Sydney University
Year Born: 1996
State Born: Sydney, NSW

Marina Carrier's introduction to Modern Pentathlon was a fateful one, learning about the sport as a 13-year-old from her teacher but it sparked an interest that took her to the Youth Olympic Games and now, Tokyo 2020.

 

Growing up playing soccer, tennis, sailing and skiing it came as no surprise that when Modern Pentathlon appeared on Carrier's radar, she thought it sounded "so cool."

The youngster was determined to give it a go, picking up five disciplines that she had never competed in and "absolutely loved it," but it wasn't until some encouragement from London 2012 Olympian Edward Fernon that Carrier decided to pursue the sport to an Olympic level.

With less than one year of elite competition under her belt, Carrier qualified for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) when she was 17, as Australia's first-ever female (YOG) modern pentathlete.

It was the first time the teenager had represented her country and she finished in 23rd place. The following year, Carrier was the second-ranked Oceania athlete behind Rio Olympic Champion, Chloe Esposito.

 

Although Carrier missed out on Rio 2016 Olympic qualification, the then 19-year-old was making waves, becoming the seventh-ranked junior in the world and Australian Champion by 2017, her first international season.

Carrier was named Australian Champion again in 2018 and as she started contesting senior events, began to feature on the podium. 

While continuing her Bachelor of Medical Science at Sydney University, she made two senior World Cup finals and won bronze at the Polish Open in 2018 and 2019, beating World No.2.

Carrier then went on to finish second at the 2020 Oceania Championships and was selected to compete at her first Olympics where she produced a gutsy performance to place 27th at the Tokyo Games. 

Amongst a field of 36 athletes, Carrier was in 10th position after the fencing, swimming and show jumping rounds and was 40 seconds off the lead with only the Laser Run to contest. Carrier produced a clear show jumping round on a horse that did not complete the course with its previous rider. She was confident ahead of the final and her favoured Laser Run leg, however the impact of a bone stress fracture in her femur was soon evident and she dropped back ultimately finishing 27th overall.

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