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Other Sports - 16. September 2009.

Fourth for Fell in World Cup Final


 

Britain¹s Heather Fell finished agonisingly close to the medals in fourth place at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Brazil.

 

Fell, who won silver at last year¹s World Cup Final, finished six seconds behind bronze medallist Leila Gyenesei of Hungary at the end of the combined run/shoot.

 

British team-mate Mhairi Spence came 12th at the event in Rio de Janeiro, with Katy Livingston finishing 21st.

 

Fell was 11th after the fencing, winning 12 of her 24 contests for 840 points, with Livingston and Spence earning 920 and 908 points respectively.

 

Fell clocked 2:16.39 for the 200m freestyle, the fifth fastest time in the pool for 1164 points. Livingston¹s 2:18.79 was eighth fastest and Spence¹s

2:19.72 was 11th fastest.

 

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games silver medallist Fell dropped just 20 points from the maximum 1200 in the riding arena, with Livingston dropping 40 and Spence 60.

 

Fell then produced the third fastest run/shoot with a time of 12:49.00 to end the day in fourth. Spence completed the run/shoot in 13:36.00 and Livingston in 15:42.60.

 

World Cup Final results

Gold: Donata Rimsaite (LTU) 5548

Silver: Yana Marques (BRA) 5508

Bronze: Leila Gyenesei (HUN) 5492

4th: Heather Fell (GBR) 5468

12th: Mhairi Spence (GBR) 5228

21st: Katy Livingston (GBR) 4808

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