Woodbridge and Evans both place in top 20 at Rio World Cup

24 March 2013 / 10:47

Two-time Olympian Nick Woodbridge and British teammate Joe Evans both had to settle for finishes inside the top 20 at the second modern pentathlon World Cup of the season in Rio.

Woodbridge was making his first appearance in the World Cup this year while Evans was competing on the tour for the second time having won bronze on debut at the season opener in America.

However neither managed to force their way onto the podium in Brazil with Woodbridge placing 16th and 19-year-old Evans finishing one place behind in 17th.

Woodbridge was joint sixth after the fencing stage while in contrast Evans was level 32nd before the former posted the fastest time in the pool, 1:57.58minutes, to jump to third.

Evans clocked 2:03.75 to also move up to joint 23rd however Woodbridge’s outing took a turn for the worse during the ride as he fell to eighth dropping 280 points from the maximum 1200.

Teammate Evans conceded just 40 to jump up again, this time to ninth, however he was to fall to 17th on 12:13.80 after the combined run-shoot while Woodbridge slipped to 16th on 12:13.70.

Hungarian Adam Marosi, who won bronze at the London 2012 Olympics, took gold on 11:30.90 having had to settle for individual silver at the opening World Cup of the season.

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