Last Updated: May 12, 2012 9:12pm
Mhairi Spence: achieved the Olympic qualifying standard
Great Britain's Mhairi Spence achieved the Olympic qualifying standard in style by winning gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Rome.
Her team-mate Samantha Murray also attained the standard by producing a terrific finish to take bronze.
It means three British women have achieved the qualifying standard to date after Freyja Prentice achieved the feat at last year's European Championships, although only two athletes per gender per nation can compete at the Games.
Spence, who went to Rome ranked fifth in the world, became the first British woman to win individual gold at the world championships since Steph Cook in 2001.
And there was further success for Spence and Murray, who joined forces with Heather Fell to win team gold to take the team's medal tally at the championships so far to four, following the team relay bronze won by Katy Burke, Kate French and Katy Livingston on the opening day of the championships.
Spence said: "I just kept fighting and fighting all the way. "I worked so hard all day to keep it together. When I got to the shooting range I found the flow that we're always looking for in sport
"It's unbelievable, I'm just so happy. I've got a great team behind me. Everyone has worked so hard to get me here. We've worked really hard for this."
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