Hugh Durant (23 February 1877 – 20 January 1916) was a British sport shooter and modern pentathlete who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.[1]

Hugh Durant
Personal information
Born(1877-02-23)23 February 1877
Brixton, London, England
Died21 January 1916(1916-01-21) (aged 38)
Vermelles, France
SportShooting, modern pentathlon

In 1912 he won the bronze medal as member of the British team in the team 30 metre military pistol event as well as in the team 50 metre military pistol competition. In the individual 50 metre pistol event he finished 20th.[2][3] He also participated in the first contested modern pentathlon event and finished 18th.

He was killed in action during World War I.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Hugh Durant". Olympedia. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Hugh Durant". Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Hugh Durant Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Notice of Hugh Durant's death". Retrieved 24 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2015.