Germany’s Christian Zillekens outdone a solid field to lock the gold medal in the men’s final at the International Modern Pentathlon Union World Cup closing in Szekesfehervar to qualify 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 23-year-old, 21st at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, ended the contesting with a whole of 1,492 points. Zillekens has outdone the stage only three points forward of the nearest challenger Valentin Prades of France.
Prades, who demanded silver at last year’s World Championships, ended on a tally of 1,489 points. Egypt’s Ahmed Elgendy acquired bronze in front of world champion James Cooke on a notch of 1,483 points.
Cooke ended outdoor of the medals having collective 1,467, 16 shy of his Egyptian competing. Olympic champion and highest qualifier Alexander Lesun tolerated a calamitous outing as he suffered down in 21st position.
Zillekens said “I cannot trust it. I ongoing the laser run in 4th position and I would have been content with this home in the finish. I gunshot very healthy and then in the last 100 meters, my end was good and I gave the whole thing. I recognized I could become it. I saw that Valentin was close behindhand us, and it was a solid end, but in the finish, I had a well final speed.”
The World Cup completes with the mixed relay tomorrow. Home confidences will rest on Bence Demeter, world-ranking 13th, Adam Marosi, Robert Kasza, and Gergely Regos. But Hungary has more truthful podium confidences in the women’s chosen race, where world number 3 Sarolta Kovacs will be looking to make a large influence.
Also looking dangerous are Lithuania’s London 2012 gilded medalist Laura Asadauskaite and France’s Rio 2016 silver medalist Elodie Clouvel. World No.1 Jun Woong-the will be in the arena, besides with South Korean national Jung Jin-Hwa, the 2017 worldwide champion.