Czech Svoboda wins European pentathlon title

08:08, July 19, 2010      

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David Svoboda from the Czech Republic won individual gold while Germany lifted team title at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships in Debrecen, Hungary on Sunday.

Svoboda won 5812 points, ahead of Samuel Weale from Britain who pocketed 5776 points to claim silver. Germany's Stefan Kollner came third collecting 5732 points.

World number two Svoboda's gold follows up on the silver medal he won in the Budapest round of Modern Pentathlon World Cup in May.

Weale's silver medal marked a successful weekend for Britain as the British women won bronze in Saturday's women's team competition.

Kollner's bronze medal meanwhile helped Germany to the men's team gold on Sunday. Just four nations made it into the final.

The Germans (Steffen Gebhard, Stefan Kollner, Delf Borrmann) and the Czechs (David Svoboda, Michal Michalik, Ondrej Polivka) finished on equal points but Germany took gold due to their higher scores in the fencing event.

Lithuania (Andrejus Zadnieprovskis, Edvinas Krungolcas, Justinas Kinderis) came third to have the bronze.

The women's relay event takes place on Monday.

Source: Xinhua


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