South Korea’s Lee Jihun ruled from start to end as he gained the men’s final at the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) World Cup in Los Angeles to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic. Olympic admirers from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Modern Pentathlon admirers can book Olympic Modern Pentathlon Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.
The world No.21 shaped an attack show to upset the rest of the field in the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games host city. Lee ended 22 points clear of close challenger Bruce Demeter of Hungary, who beat the qualification standings, with a total of 1,468 at the Fairplex events complex in Pomona in Los Angeles County.
Demeter could not live with the South Korean across the contesting, finishing with a complete score of 1,446. His countryman Balázs Szép came finished to take the bronze medal, one point drifting of his team-mate. Reigning world champion Jung Jinghwa of South Korea endured a difficult outing as he finished 22nd, while Olympic gold medalist Alexander Lesun of Russian was 13th.
The successful Lee said “Today everything was good: Modern Pentathlon, laser-run, fencing, swimming, and riding. For the South Korean team, it was a great day, with Jun Woongtae also finishing in fifth.”
“This is a vital year for us with the Asian Games in Jakarta as well as all the UIPM contesting and we are very glad to perform well here in Los Angeles where the circumstances have been perfect.”
UIPM President Klaus Schormann asks for “one of the most thrilling finishes we have look in many years. That play shows that the athletes will endlessly give their all. It was a very thrilling moment today. The mixed communication will bring the event in Los Angeles to a near tomorrow.”