Marlene Sánchez

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Marlene Sánchez
Personal information
Full name Karla Marlene Sánchez Rodríguez
Nationality  Mexico
Born (1991-10-27) 27 October 1991 (age 26)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 51 kg (112 lb)
Sport Modern pentathlon

Karla Marlene Sánchez Rodríguez (born October 27, 1991 in Guadalajara, Jalisco) is a Mexican modern pentathlete.[1] She is currently ranked no. 82 in the world by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).

Sanchez qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed as a lone female athlete in women's modern pentathlon. In the early rounds of the competition, Sanchez displayed her strong performance by attaining a fourth-place finish in the air pistol shooting event (AP40), with a score of 186 points.[2] She placed eighteenth in one-touch épée fencing, with a total of seventeen victories and eighteen losses, but dropped to a lower position in freestyle swimming and show jumping segments. Following her poor performance in the final rounds, Sanchez finished the event with cross-country running in twenty-eighth place, for a total score of 5,156 points.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Marlene Sánchez". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Women's Shooting". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's Modern Pentathlon". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Quedó en el 28" [She was 28]. Notimex (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 

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