|Olympic medal record|
|Women's Modern Pentathlon|
|Competitor for Great Britain|
Having rowed at Cambridge she took up modern pentathlon whilst completing her course in clinical medicine at Oxford. She was president of the Oxford University Modern Pentathlon Association 1995-1996. She won the women's individual title in the Varsity match against Cambridge in 1997.
Having put her medical career on hold, she won the gold medal in the Sydney 2000 Olympics in the women's modern pentathlon, the first time that the event was included in the games. She went on to win individual world and European titles in 2001 before retiring from the sport. Her particular strength was running.
She was awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Medicine) from the University of Bath in 2008.
- The London Gazette: . 30 December 2000.
- Kubatko, Justin. "Steph Cook Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
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