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Dr Stephanie Cook MBE closes ICSEMIS 2012

ICSEMIS 2012 are pleased to confirm that Dr Stephanie Cook MBE will be speaking at the closing ceremony on Monday 23 July.

Dr Stephanie Cook MBE
Winner of Olympic, World & European Modern Pentathlon titles

Stephanie Cook

Personal Information:
Full Name: Dr Stephanie Jayne Cook MBE
Date of Birth: 7 February 1972
Place of Birth:Irvine,Scotland
Nationality: British
Occupation: Doctor
School: The High School,Bedford(1979-88) and ThePerseSchoolfor Girls,Cambridge(1988-90)
University: Peterhouse,Cambridge(1991-4) andLincolnCollege,Oxford(1994-7)

Having rowed for the university lightweight crew atCambridge, she started modern pentathlon whilst a medical student atOxfordUniversityin 1994. After qualifying as a doctor she put her medical career on hold to train for the Olympics. She competed at the Olympic Games inSydneyin 2000, the first time that women’s modern pentathlon was included and won the individual gold medal. In 2001 she went on to become both European and World Champion before retiring from competition to return to her career as a doctor. She completed her surgical training inBathand is now completing her GP training inSussex. She is a member of the Athletes’ Committee for LOCOG. She is married to Daniel, an equine vet and they have two sons.

Merlin, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, SportsAid, Access Sport, Against Malaria Foundation, Crimestoppers Trust, Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity.

Sports and Interests:
Enjoys horse riding, cross-country running, climbing, scuba diving, reading especially biographies, travelling.
Member of LOCOG Athlete’s Committee.

Media Experience:
Received a great deal of media coverage following Olympic success; appeared on numerous TV programmes including the National Lottery, Grandstand, Olympic Dreams, A Question of Sport, They Think It’s All Over, Children in Need and This Is Your Life. Competed in Sport Relief’s Superstars in 2001 and the First Nation Home Challenge for TeamScotlandin 2012. 
A charming and articulate communicator who has been used by a number of corporate organisations including British Airways, Proctor & Gamble, Walkers and Saxton Bamfylde Hever, for motivational speaking.

Awarded the MBE for Services to Sport in January 2001
The Sunday Times Sportswoman of The Year 2000
Great BritainSports Writers Association Sportswoman of The Year 2001
The Sunday Times Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration 2001
Awarded Honorary Fellowship,LincolnCollege, Oxford 2005
Awarded Honorary Degree, Universityof Bath2008

Academic/Professional Qualifications:
MA (Cantab)
BM, BCh (Oxon)
MSc (Oxon)
MRCS (London) (Member of theRoyalCollegeof Surgeons)
MFSEM (UK) (Member of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine)
DOHNS (Diploma in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery)
DRCOG (Diploma of theRoyalCollegeof Obstetricians and Gynaecologists)

Sporting Achievements (Modern Pentathlon):

Olympic Games
2000    Individual Gold Medal (Sydney)

World Championships
2001    Individual Gold, Team Relay Gold, Team Gold (England)
2000    Team Relay Silver, Team Silver (Italy)
1999    Team Relay Gold, Team Silver (Hungary)
1998    Team Relay Bronze, Team Silver (Mexico)

European Championships
2001    Individual Gold, Team Gold, Team Relay Bronze (Bulgaria)
2000    Individual Silver, Team Relay Gold, Team Silver (Hungary)
1999    Team Silver (Finland)

World Cups
2001    Individual Gold (England)
2001    Individual Silver (France)
2000    Individual Gold (Mexico)


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