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Woodbridge and Evans into modern pentathlon World Cup final

March 21, 2013 21:30 pm

Double Olympian Nick Woodbridge and rising star Joe Evans both qualified for the men's final at the modern pentathlon World Cup in Rio.

It gives Evans, just 19, the chance to improve on the bronze medal he won in his World Cup debut in California last month, though there was disappointment for team-mates Jamie Cooke and Sam Curry, who both missed out on the final.

This season athletes finishing in top-12 in the two semis progress direct to the final, along with the next 12 highest point scorers across both semis.

Evans ranked 11th while Woodbridge, who clocked the fastest time in the swimming pool, crossed the line in a group of six at the front of his semi-final.

Meanwhile, Britain’s Olympic silver medallist Samantha Murray and world champion Mhairi Spence will be joined by Katy Burke and Kate French in Friday's women's final.

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