British quartet qualify in Rio

15 March 2012 / 20:50

Britain's female contingent had a successful day at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Rio de Janeiro as all four qualified for Saturday's final.

Heather Fell, Katy Livingston, Mhairi Spence and Freyja Prentice all got the top-12 places they needed in their respective semi-finals.

Prentice, the only British female pentathlete to have so far achieved the London 2012 qualifying standard, highlighted her day with joint third in the fencing as she came in ninth in semi-final B.

Fell, who took silver in Beijing, was third fastest in the pool while coming ninth in semi-final A, while Spence, who took silver in the opening World Cup of the year in Charlotte, was joint first in semi-final C, which saw Livingston take 10th.

The men's semi-finals take place on Friday with the finals over the weekend.

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