Kasza said afterwards, “I had high expectations of doing well in the fence, although the final result came as a bit of a surprise, it does not happen often that you win so any bouts. The TATA training program has helped me a lot and our camp in Colorado has filled me with confidence.” Before continuing, “I am very focused but will not get ahead of myself, I will take it one event at a time.”
On the development of Modern Pentathlon in Hungary, Kasza added, “The next generation of athletes coming through is of such high standard that the established guys need to work extra hard just to stay in the team. We cannot wait for the World Cup in Hungary in May.”
He then placed fifth in the swim to retain the lead with a 60 point advantage going into the riding event.
After winning the Men’s swim qualification, Great Britain’s Nicholas Woodbridge was it again in the Final, taking top spot with a time of 1:57:58 to move up to third overall behind Karyakin who placed fourth.
Woodbridge told us, “I was delighted with my time in the swim. I heard the riding was tough for the women yesterday so I am slightly apprehensive. I hope that if I do well in that event that I can then aim for a top five finish in the combined.”
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