Fell claims silver
May 26, 2012 12:27 pm
Great Britain's Heather Fell took the silver medal in the Modern Pentathlon World Cup final after a superb performance in the closing run/shoot event.
Fell was 10th going into Saturday's final event but produced the third-fastest time - 11 minutes 55.37 seconds - to jump to second.
Her points total of 5,248 left her 64 behind the gold medallist, Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite, who had all but wrapped up the title prior to the run/shoot and could afford a 16th-placed finish in the final discipline.
Brazil's Yana Marques edged home in a tight battle for bronze, eight points ahead of Germany's Annika Schleu and Pole Sylvia Gawlikowska, with Yang Soo-jin only four points further back for South Korea.
Ireland's Natalya Coyle beat her rivals for Olympic qualification with a 21st-placed finish, raising hopes of a place in London this summer.
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