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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
England 58 59 57 174
Australia 49 42 46 137
Canada 32 16 34 82
Scotland 19 15 19 53
India 15 30 19 64
New Zealand 14 14 17 45
South Africa 13 10 17 40
Nigeria 11 11 14 36
Kenya 10 10 5 25
Jamaica 10 4 8 22
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