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Jim Fox

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJeremy Robert "Jim"•Fox
Used nameJim•Fox
Born19 September 1941 in Pewsey, Wiltshire, England (GBR)
Measurements188 cm / 83 kg
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Jim Fox is one of the most influential figures in the development of the Modern Pentathlon in Britain. He won the British title record ten times and is the only British pentathlete to have competed in four Olympic Games. His fourth place in the individual event at München in 1972 was the best placing by a Briton up to that time and has only subsequently been matched by Richard Phelps in 1984. Fox made his Olympic début in 1964, when he placed 29th in the individual event, and in his second Olympic appearance in 1968 he improved to finish eighth. After the 1968 Games, Fox, then a sergeant in the REME, announced retirement but he was dissuaded by his coach, Ron Bright, and remained in the sport for another eight years. During that period he set a fine example to the tyros of the sport and following his final individual effort at the 1972 Olympics he won a gold medal in the 1972 Olympics he won a gold medal in the team event in 1976. Fox, who was later commission in the REME, was first awarded the MBE and subsequently the OBE for his services to the sport.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon GBR Jim Fox
Individual, Men (Olympic) 29
Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 9
1968 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon GBR Jim Fox
Individual, Men (Olympic) 8
Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 8
1972 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon GBR Jim Fox
Individual, Men (Olympic) 4
Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 9
1976 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon GBR Jim Fox
Individual, Men (Olympic) 15
Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1976 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony GBR Jim Fox

Special Notes