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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Germany's Lena Schoneborn lifts Olympic women's modern pentathlon title

Gold medalist Lena Schoneborn of Germany poses on podium during victory ceremony of the women's modern pentathlon at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

Lena Schoneborn of Germany clinched the women's modern pentathlon title in 5,792 points at the Olympic Sports Center here on Friday.

Schoneborn, ranked third in the world, came 20th in the shooting before winning the fencing to top the overall ranking and never gave the lead away.

Heather Fell of Great Britain, 24, placed highly at this year's European and world championships, came in second 10 seconds trailing the titlist with 5752 points.

Fell finished fifth and fourth respectively in the two championships.

Victoria Tereshuk of Ukraine won the bronze in 5,672 points, taking the advantage of a strong rally in running. She was in sixth place before the last discipline.

Lena Schoneborn of Germany competes during the women's running 3000m competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games morden pentathlon event in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. Lena Schoneborn of Germany won the gold medal of Olympic women's modern pentathlon Friday. (Xinhua/Luo Xiaoguang)

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At August 25, 2008 at 1:45 AM , Blogger Saede said...



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