Oly – Russia's Lesun wins men's modern pentathlon gold

Oly - Russia's Lesun wins men's modern pentathlon gold– World record-holder Alexander Lesun of Russia won the men’s modern pentathlon gold medal with a total of 1,479 points, an Olympic record in the event comprising swimming, fencing, show jumping and combined running and shooting. Ukraine’s Pavlo Tymoschchenko earned silver with 1,472 and bronze went to Mexico’s Ismael Hernandez on 1,468.London 2012 gold medallist Dave Svoboda finished ninth.

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