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King and her two top horses ready for Badminton challenge

Mary King will saddle up her Olympic silver medal-winning ride from London 2012 at the Badminton Horse Trials but knows that doesn’t automatical...

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List of Olympians in New Year Honours

Knighthood

Ben Ainslie - sailing

Bradley Wiggins - cycling

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Katherine Grainger - rowing

Jessica Ennis - at...

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Olympic heroes honoured

London's Olympic champions have been handsomely rewarded for their exploits in a special New Year Honours list, with Bradley Wiggins and Ben Ain...

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Pleasing day for Fox-Pitt

William Fox-Pitt was pleased with his day's work at the Pau four-star event in France.

Fox-Pitt, last year's winner, proved an assured pa...

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King heads British challenge

London 2012 Great Britain team silver medallist Mary King will lead the British challenge at the Pau four-star event in France this weekend.

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Beijing 2008
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 1 Bronze
Athens 2004
  • 0 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Sydney 2000
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Atlanta 1996
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze
Barcelona 1992
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Mary King, née Tucker, joins British archer Alison Williamson and jumping rider Nick Skelton in making her sixth Olympic appearance in London – the trio joining just three others on such a number. She is the oldest and most experienced member of the British eventing team for London 2012.

Her career hasn’t come without injury, breaking her wrist and ankle in 1998 and neck in a schooling accident in 2001. King required surgery following the latter but recovered and won her first Olympic medal at Athens 2004, silver as part of the British team.

At London 2012, King rode her fifth different horse at an Olympics, saddling up Imperial Cavalier. She is married to cattle dealer David King and has two children Emily and Freddie. Her daughter Emily was on the British team for the European Junior Eventing Championships in 2011 and finished seventh.

At the 2012 Olympics in London, King won silver in Team Eventing with partners Nicola Wilson, Zara Phillips, William Fox-Pitt and Kristina Cook.