Pentathletes suffer in Rio

17 March 2012 / 21:27

It was a disappointing day for Britain's quartet of modern pentathletes in the women's final at the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro as all four finished outside the top 10.

Beijing Olympic silver medallist Heather Fell was the leading Briton in 13th place, with Freyja Prentice and Katy Livingston 15th and 16th and world number four Mhairi Spence down in 25th.

Spence will be particularly disappointed after winning the silver medal at the first World Cup of the year in Charlotte in the United States last weekend.

Only two British athletes can compete at the Olympics in London and the results do little to clarify the situation, although Beijing Olympian Livingston showed she deserves to be in the reckoning in her first World Cup for nearly a year.

France's Elodie Clouvel won the gold medal ahead of Ekaterina Khuraskina of Russia and Australia's Chloe Esposito.

The men's final takes place on Sunday with Nick Woodbridge and Sam Weale in action for Britain.

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