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Xiaonan Zhang (CHN) breaks World Record in the Fence
Xiaonan Zhang (CHN) has broken the Women's World Record for Modern Pentathlon Fencing. This is the 20 year old’s first appearance on the world stage and she ended the discipline with a massive 30 victories and only 5 defeats - a new World Record.
With Aleksander Lesun (RUS) winning the first Gold of the season, 36 women penathletes will commence battle later today for the same privilege.
World #1 Aleksander Lesun (RUS) takes first Gold of 2013 at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Palm Springs, USA.
The World Champion and World #1 shot flawlessly and never looked like letting the gold medal leave his grasp during the combined event. Olympic Bronze Medalist Adam Marosi (HUN) ran his way into the silver medal and Joseph Evans (GBR) hung on for a well-deserved bronze.
Olympic swimming record holder Amro El Geziry (EGY) was the fastest in the pool. The Egyptian swam 1:58.82 which was which was 2 seconds ahead of Maksim Kustov (RUS); World Record holder Jamie Cooke (GBR) managed only the 3rd fastest swim, one second past the 2 minute mark; which leaves him in 28th place after 2 events
Dymtro Kirpulyanskyy (UKR) has continued his fencing form from the qualification rounds to win the fencing in the Men’s final. He scored 25 victories with Jianli Guo (CHN) only 1 victory behind and Dimitrov Blagoy (BUL) a further victory back.
It's a tough competition for first Gold of the year
World #1 and current World Champion Aleksender Lesun (RUS) will start favourite after a dominating performance in the qualifications in all disciplines, but he will be watching out for Olympic Champion David Svoboda (CZE) and Bronze Medallist Adam Marosi (HUN) though neither of whom were able to reach a World Cup podium place last year.
Olympic Bronze medalist and World #2 Yane Marques (BRA) made easy work of the combined event to go through to Saturday’s Final, as did Melanie Mccann (CAN) and Leila Gyenesei (HUN) both ranked in the top 20 in the world. Natalya Coyle (IRL) also qualified and could sneak into the Top 20 if all goes well in the Final.
Donata Rimsaite (LTU) blistered her way through the last rounds of fencing to take 2nd spot in Group B after the 2 events, winning an astounding 21 bouts.
Hungarian Sarolta Kovacs took 2nd place in the Fence following her 2nd place in the swim, winning 20 bouts, and will start the combined event 1st place with Rimsaite 19 seconds behind. Kovacs team mate Zsofia Foldhazi runs out in 3rd place 33 seconds after her as does Yufei Bian (CHN)
Beijing Olympic Seilver medallist Heather Fell (GBR) next out 38 seconds behind Kovacs closely followed by fellow Brit Katy Burke.
Winner of the fence Yane Marques (BRA) will start the combined event a massive 36 seconds ahead of USA’s Margaux Isaksen (pictured) in second place thanks to a 4th fastest swim in Group A.
Isaksen’s team mate Grace Kittle won the swim in a scorching time of 2:10.09 whilst 3rd fastest in the pool Hungarian Leila Gyenesei will start the combined only 4 seconds behind Isaksen.
In Group A Fence, Olympic Bronze Medallist Yane Marques (BRA) just got ahead of Margaux Isaksen (USA) on the last round, winning 18 bouts, just one more than Margaux.
Russian Anna Savchenko and Ukrainian Iryna Khokhlova came joint 3rd with 16 bouts whilst Leila Gyenesei (HUN), winner of the first international completion of the year, the Hungarian Indoors, managed a to win only 12 bouts.
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