Double world team champion Tamara Alekszejev struck single gold as she succeeded in the women’s final at her home International Modern Pentathlon Union WC in Szekesfehervar to make a spot for Olympic 2020. Olympic lovers from all over the world are called to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Modern Pentathlon lovers can book Olympic Modern Pentathlon Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on reduced prices.
The 30-year-old ended the highest of the standings with a total of 1,402 points. Alekszejev, a member of the Hungarian teams which gained team gold medals at the 2016 and 2018 World Championships, beat Turkey’s Like Ozyuksell by eight points. Ozyuksell fined the opposition on a tally of 1,394 points, while Anna Buriak of Russia demanded the bronze medal on 1,370 points.
Alekszejev said “I’m very happy and I can’t trust I am the winner. Fencing was perfect and the riding section was perfect. My last shooting was not good because I was looking at Ilke and I thought, ‘Oh my God’. After the shooting, I just continued solidly for 800 meters [run-shoot]. Today was very tough but I am very glad.”
Top qualifier and Olympic 2016 silver medalist, France’s Elodie Clouvel, could just manage 20th, two positions underneath London 2012 champion Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania. The event is due to continue tomorrow with the men’s final.
The 30-year-old scored 1,167 points to qualify for Saturday’s (May 4) final in style. Lesen, a two-time world single champion, was mainly impressive in the fencing, ending with a record of 26 wins and six losses. The Russian ended 11 points next to the nearest challenger Emiliano Hernandez of Mexico.
Kirill Belyakov, also of Russia, was a further two points adrift in third. World champion James Cooke of Britain was among the other qualifiers as he scored 1,151 points. Cooke will be combined in the final by world number one Jun Woong-tae of South Korea, who logged a tally of 1,143, and Hungarian Bence Demeter. The event resumes tomorrow with the women’s final.