Andrei Moiseev (RUS) who went into the event only 2 seconds behind Lesun ended up back in 6th, which comes as a massive disappointment considering the advantage that he started with over his competitors, starting 21 seconds ahead of Robert Kasza (HUN), 35 seconds ahead of Illia Frolov (RUS), and 40 seconds ahead of Bence Demeter (HUN). Moiseev finished 21st in the combined alone with a time of 12:07.54.
Thre was not too much doubt that Kasza would grab a podium position after lurking over Moiseev's and Lesun's shoulders throughout the day. The big surprise was Demeter who put in a fabulous run to overtake speedster Frolov in the final 500m to win bronze.
Bence Demeter (HUN) fast combined was not the quickest though with Christopher Patte (FRA) coming in at 10:45.38.
This is what the winner Aleksander Lesun (RUS) had to say: "The main difficulty of today's running course were sand and its many turns. I prefer straight forward shapes. Being home also helped to perform. I was very calm and confident during the combined and simply did my job. The Kremlin Cup is more than a competition, it is a show and a test of your skils and preparation."
Kasza, who has just recently declared himself fully fit stated: "I knew I was third after riding and that Moiseev and Lesun were before me. I saw who is behind me and was watching all the time. At the last lap Lesun was so close, as well as Frolov and Bence. For shooting i concentrated very well. I trained a lot and I know its getting faster, I am proud of myself."
Bronze medallist, former Junior World Champion Demeter stated: "I had three misses at the first shooting, but then I was able to catch up. I was running very close with Frolov. This is very good result for me. I also had three mistakes at the last shooting but my running was good and i could make it to the podium"
Double Olympic Champion Moiseev: " I am still training now and for this stage the performance was good, in my opinion.The main stress and attention is for European Championships. Also I will work on combined event anf of course fencing"
Russian Modern Pentathlon President V. Aminov who's the event can be credited to stated: "Now I can say that i am pleased with level of competition and that the 2012 Kremlin Cup was successful. From all points of view, including Live TV. This tournament helps to promote Modern Pentathlon around the world. I am glad to see strongest pentathletes competing in Moscow. I wish to all thletes success at the Olympics in London."