Kent Connections include: Canterbury/
Olympic Sport: Modern Pentathlon
Olympic Games: 2000, 2004
At a young age Georgina became an all-round
As a Modern Pentathlete, she won over 30 international
medals and sustained a World Ranking in the top 5 from
Two weeks before the 2004 Olympics, Harland was diagnosed with a
possible stress fracture in her tibia. She was unable to train
until the day of competition itself; nevertheless, she won a bronze
Harland retired from international competition in 2008.
Her role as a sports psychologist has included work with the
Great Britain Canoeing team in 2009. She was then also
appointed chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic
and Paralympic Games Athletes Committee:
"My aim is to ensure the athletes are represented fairly and
their opinions and ideas are heard because they are instrumental to
the sport. I have got 10 really good years out of pentathlon and
now I want to give something back".
She was the Modern Pentathlon Athletes Role Model for the 2010
Youth Olympic Games.
She is a Sports Engagement Manager for the British Olympic
Association, and a member of the Mission 2012 panel reviewing the
performance plans of UK sports prior to forthcoming Olympic