Mary Peters

  • Sport
  • Athletics
  • DOB
  • 6th July 1939
  • Main Achievements
  • Gold Medallist Pentathlon Olympics Munich 1972 4801 pts WR
  • Gold Medallist Pentathlon Commonwealth Games Edinburgh 1970 5148 pts
  • Gold Medallist Pentathlon Commonwealth Games 1974 4455 pts
  • Gold Medallist Shot Putt Comminwealth Games 1974
  • Silver Medallist Commonwealth Games 1966
  • Mary set 25 British records from 1962 to 1972
  • Honours
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1972
  • Appointed Lord Lieutenant of Belfast 2009
  • Awarded DBE in 2001
  • Awarded CBE in 1994
  • Awarded MBE in 1973
  • Hon Dr of Letters degree Loughborough University 1999
  • Hon Dr of Letters degree Queens University of Belfast 1998
  • Hon Dr of Science Degree University of Ulster
  • Belfast Telegraph Hall of Fame Award 1997
  • British Airways Tourist Endeavour Award 1981
  • Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Award 1997
  • Churchill Foundation Fellowship Scholarship 1972