Marina Carrier

 Marina Carrier first represented Australia in Modern Pentathlon at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China (aged 17). One year later she was the second Oceania athlete behind Chloe Espoito, who went on to create history and win Olympic gold at Rio 2016.
Marina won the senior national title in 2017 and 2018 but it was what she was achieving overseas that was demonstrating her potential in the sport.

In 2017 she was 8th at the Junior World Championships and finished the year as the 7th ranked junior, after her first international season. She also contested senior events, placing 6th in the German International Championships in a field that included four Rio Olympians and won bronze at the Senior Asian Championships.

Marina’s rise into the senior ranks continued in 2018. She made two senior World Cup finals and won bronze at the Polish Open, while continuing her Bachelor of Medical Science at Sydney University.

Marina missed the 2019 national championships to focus on her international preparations in an Olympic qualifying year. After competing at the French and Polish Nationals she won bronze at the Polish Open in late March, which included beating the world number two.
When she returned to Europe again she competed well to be 15th at the Belarus Open. An injury niggle turned out to be a bone stress in her femur (thigh bone) which forced her back to Australia to recover, rather than risk causing further damage. She wasn’t able to run or fence and focused on her swimming and shooting until cleared to resume full training – just weeks out from the Olympic qualifier in China.

 

Biography

  • 2014 Youth Olympian
  • Australian Champion (2017 & 2018)
  • Born in 1996 in NSW, Australia
  • Lives in Sydney, Australia
  • Studying Medical Science at Sydney Uni

Career Highlights

  • Ranked 7th junior in the world in 2017
  • First represented Australia in Modern Pentathlon at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China aged 17
  • Runner-up to Rio Olympic gold-medallist Chloe Esposito in the Olympic trial (Oceania Champs) for Rio in 2015

Recent Performances

15thInternational Belarus OpenMinsk, Belarus7 Jul 2019
3rd International Polish Open ChampionshipsDrzonkow, Poland31 Mar 2019
29thInternational Open German ChampionshipsBerlin, Germany1 Jul 2018
3rdInternational Polish Open ChampionshipsDrzonkow, Poland3 Jun 2018