Britain’s Cooke wins gold at Pentathlon World Cup

Kecskemet, April 18 (IANS) James Cooke of Britain won the men’s individual gold medal at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup here.

Hungarian Adam Marosi on Sunday won the silver and his fellow countryman Bence Demeter took the bronze medal, reports Xinhua.

Cooke came 16th in the fencing, first in the swim and 11th in the riding. He also won the final combined run/shoot event. Cooke’s overall score was 1,491 points.

Marosi finished with 1,486 points, while Demeter’s final score was 1,481 points.

Pierpaolo Petroni of Italy, Gauthier Romani of France, Justinas Kinderis of Lithuania, Ruslan Nakonechnyi of Latvia and Jung Jinhwa of South Korea filled out the fourth to eighth places, respectively.

China’s Cao Zhongrong was 19th. He garnered 1,419 points overall.

The meet continues on Monday with the mixed event.

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