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Olympic modern penthathon: Svoboda wins gold for Czechs
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London, August 12, 2012
First Published: 11:35 IST(12/8/2012)
Last Updated: 11:39 IST(12/8/2012)

David Svoboda of the Czech Republic took gold on Saturday in the men's modern pentathlon at Olympics in London.

Svoboda entered the final combined run and shoot with a one-second advantage over Cao Zhongrong of China and held it for gold to total 5,928 points over five events.

Cao, who took silver with 5,904 points, demonstrated better shooting but Svoboda's higher endurance saw him cross the line at Greenwich Park first.

Hungary's Adam Marosi won the bronze with a strong fence and ride pushing him to 5,826 points.

Svoboda had stormed into the lead in the first event of fencing by winning 26 of his 35 fencing bouts, equaling the Olympic record.

Russia's two-time Olympic champion Andrei Moiseev finished seventh.


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Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
USA 46 29 29 104
China 38 27 22 87
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 24 25 33 82
India 0 2 4 6
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