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Belarusian Prokopenko wins modern pentathlon gold in Mexico

Mexico City, Sep 12 (efe-epa).- Belarusian Anastasiya Prokopenko showed a perfect performance on Wednesday in the last shooting round and with a good finish in the last 800m run she won the gold medal in the World Modern Pentathlon Championships, held in Mexico.

Mexico City, Sep 12 (efe-epa).- Belarusian Anastasiya Prokopenko showed a perfect performance on Wednesday in the last shooting round and with a good finish in the last 800m run she won the gold medal in the World Modern Pentathlon Championships, held in Mexico.

Prokopenko scored a total of 1,346 points and was followed by Germany's Annika Schleu (1,332) and France's Marie Oteiza (1,332).

At the end of the equestrian jumping competition at least a dozen competitors were in a position to climb on the podium; France's Marie Oteiza and Hungarian Sarolta Kovacs came out ahead in the laser run but were later overtaken.

Schleu was ahead after the penultimate series, but in the shooting contest Prokopenko hit the target spot on consecutively in her five attempts and this represented her taking an advantage of more than 10 meters.

After finishing fifth in fencing with 21 wins and 14 defeats, Prokopenko was behind in swimming, finishing in thirty-third place with 2:26.25 minutes. She improved somewhat with the 16th place in the equestrian jumping and this allowed her to be still in contention at the laser run where she showed her best performance.

Russia's Gulnaz Gubaydullina, the defending champion, won 16 fights and lost 19 in fencing and although she led the swimming, she did poorly in the equestrian and disappeared from the first places.

In the team category, Hungary won the gold medal followed by France and Germany.

Tomorrow the World Championships will conclude with the men's final in which the Korean Jun Jin Hwa will defend his title against a group of almost a dozen first level European challengers.

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