Top-10 finishes for British duo

18 March 2012 / 22:02

British duo Nick Woodbridge and Sam Weale both claimed top-10 spots in the men's final at the modern pentathlon World Cup in Rio de Janeiro.

Woodbridge followed up his sixth place at the opening World Cup in the United States last week by finishing in the same position, one place ahead of Weale, who had a good day after missing out on the final in Charlotte.

The pair are battling it out for the two Olympic spots available in London this summer with world junior champion Jamie Cooke, who failed to make the final in Brazil.

Woodbridge had a poor start to the day in the fencing, normally one of his strongest events, but climbed into medal contention with a strong swim and ride, while Weale stayed around the top 10 all day.

Both shot well in the final event, the combined run-and-shoot, but the field was very close behind runaway winner Aleksander Lesun of Russia and they were overhauled by faster runners.

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