Katy Livingston

Katy Livingston

Katy Livingston (born 10 January, 1984 in Guisborough, England) is a British modern pentathlete who has competed at the Olympic Games.cite web|title=Team GB > Beijing 2008 > Athlete profile > Katy Livingston |publisher=Website of the BOA |url=http://www.olympics.org.uk/beijing2008/AthleteProfile.aspx?id=6692 |accessdate=2008-09-20]

Early life

Whilst at school she was a member of the running and swimming clubs and played netball at a county level for Cleveland.cite web|title=My Sport: Katy Livingston |publisher=The Daily Telegraph |url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/equestrianism/2293467/My-Sport-Katy-Livingston.html |date=2008-09-17 |accessdate=2008-09-20] Livingston trains at the University of Bath, where she completed a degree in Coach Education and Sports Development. She is a supporter of Sheffield Wednesday football club, and says that her earliest memory of major sporting event is going with her father to watch one of their matches.


Between 2003 and 2005 Livingston competed at three World Junior Championships, winning team gold medals in 2003, in Athens, and 2005, in Moscow and relay silver medals in 2003 and 2004. She also won team silver at the 2004 European Junior Championships.cite web |title=Athlete Biography |publisher=University of Bath website |url=http://www.teambath.com/?p=1840 |accessdate=2008-09-20]

In May 2007 she won a silver at the Moscow senior World Cup event. In June at the European Championships in Riga she finished 6th in the individual event, qualifying her for the 2008 Olympics. She also won a silver medal in the team event, with Georgina Harland and Mhairi Spence, and gold in the team relay event, with Harland and Heather Fell. These performances led to her being named the British Olympic Association’s modern pentathlon Olympic athlete of the year for 2007. However at the 2007 World Championships, in Berlin, she twice fell from her horse in the equestrian discipline, dropping from first to last place overall. [cite web |title=Katy Livingston and Heather Fell hope to avoid 'rodeo rides’ in modern pentathlon |publisher=The Daily Telegraph |date=2008-08-20 |url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/olympics/2592963/Katy-Livingston-and-Heather-Fell-hope-to-avoid-rodeo-rides-in-modern-pentathlon---Olympics.html |accessdate=2008-09-20]

In 2008 she won a gold medal in February's World Cup event in Cairo and went to the World Championships, held in June in Budapest, winning the individual bronze medal. [cite web|title=Brits to watch: Katy Livingston |publisher=BBC Sport |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/7479307.stm |date=2008-08-04 |accessdate=2008-09-20]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, in Beijing, Livingston finished 7th overall in the women's individual event.cite web |title=Schoneborn pips GB's Fell to gold |publisher=BBC Sport |date=2008-08-22 |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics/modern_pentathlon/7576185.stm |accessdate=2008-09-20] In the first discipline, the air pistol shooting, she scored 178 out of a possible 200, this corresponded to 1072 points and 17th place. [cite web |title=Results Women's Shooting 10m Air Pistol |publisher=The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games |url=http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/MP/C73A/MPW001A00.shtml#MPW001A00 |accessdate=2008-09-20] Results of 808 points in the fencing, [cite web |title=Results Women's Fencing Epee One Touch |publisher=The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games |url=http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/MP/C73B/MPW001B00.shtml#MPW001B00 |accessdate=2008-09-20] 1282 points in the freestyle swimming, [cite web |title=Results Women's Swimming 200m Freestyle |publisher=The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games |url=http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/MP/C73C/MPW001C00.shtml#MPW001C00 |accessdate=2008-09-20] and 1172 points in the equestrian followed, [cite web |title=Results Women's Riding Show Jumping |publisher=The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games |url=http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/MP/C73D/MPW001D00.shtml#MPW001D00 |accessdate=2008-09-20] leaving her in 9th position heading into the 3000 m run. Livingston completed the run in 10 minutes 29.47, a time worth 1204 points, [cite web |title=Results Women's Running 3000m |publisher=The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games |url=http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/MP/C73E/MPW001E00.shtml#MPW001E00 |accessdate=2008-09-20] giving her a final total of 5548 points.

ee also

*Modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics
*Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics


External links

* [http://www.pentathlon.org/ Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne]
* [http://www.modern-pentathlon.com/scoring.html Information on scoring]

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