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Spence Great Britain's best finisher at World Cup Final

May 31, 2013 18:05 pm

Mhairi Spence was Great Britain’s best finisher at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Nizhny Novgorod as she came home in seventh.

The 27-year-old reigning world champion was always in contention in Russia as she was constantly among the top ten athletes in the field.

Spence went into the combined run/shoot in second place but dropped out of contention for the medals on her fourth and final visit to the shooting range, ending up seventh.

London 2012 silver medallist Samantha Murray was 30th while compatriot Kate Burke was two places further back.

Ukrainian Victoria Tereshuk, the Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medallist and 2011 world champion, claimed gold, with Russia’s Ekaterina Khuraskina taking silver and Ganna Buriak of Ukraine going home with bronze.

Great Britain’s interest in the World Cup Final continues on Saturday with young British pair Jamie Cooke and Joe Evans contesting the men’s event.

© Sportsbeat 2013