Lithuanian wins final gold of Games in pentathlon

Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania took the final gold medal of the London Games, in the women’s modern pentathlon, setting an Olympic record with 5,408 points. Asadauskaite, who was third at the world championships a year ago, moved atop the standings by earning 1,180 of a possible 1,200 points in the riding competition, then held off […]

Lithuanian grabs pentathlon lead

Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania moved into a tie for the lead after the riding portion of the modern pentathlon. Asadauskaite, who was third at the world championships a year ago, earned 1,180 of a possible 1,200 points in the riding competition, vaulting her to the top of the standings with 3,268 points, matching the total […]

Hungary’s Toth swims into pentathlon lead

Adrienn Toth of Hungary moved up one spot and into the lead after the second stage – swimming – of the modern pentathlon. Yane Marques of Brazil moved into second place, 16 points behind Toth’s pace of 2,132. Britain’s Samantha Murray is in third (2,096). American Margaux Isaksen dropped from fourth to sixth after earning […]

U.S. pentathlete Isaksen tied for fourth after fencing

American Margaux Isaksen is tied for fourth after the first stage of the modern pentathlon, the fencing competition. Isaksen, 20, has 928 points, well behind leader Elena Rublevska of Latvia (1,000). Adrienn Toth of Hungary is second (976) and Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania third (952). Suzanne Stettinius of Parkton, Md. is tied for 32nd in the field […]

London 2012 Olympics: Sunday viewer’s guide

The U.S. men's basketball team faces Spain in a rematch of the 2008 gold medal game and the London Olympics wrap up with the Closing Ceremonies.

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  • Aug 12, 2012

Svoboda hangs on for modern pentathlon gold

David Svoboda of the Czech Republic won the gold medal in the men’s modern pentathlon in the final combined event at Greenwich Park. Svoboda had 5,928 points, 24 ahead of Zhongrong Cao of China, who won the silver, his country’s first Olympic medal in the sport. Adam Morosi of Hungary (5,836) took the bronze. World […]

Svoboda reclaims modern pentathlon lead

David Svoboda of the Czech Republic retook the lead by a slim margin in the modern pentathlon after the riding portion of the competition, knocking Zhongrong Cao of China back to second place. Svoboda finished 16th, earning 1,132 points, to take a four-point lead over Cao, who had just 1,080 points. That gave Svoboda a […]

Cao moves into modern pentathlon lead

Cao Zhongrong of China finished third in the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon and took the overall lead after two events. David Svoboda of the Czech Republic, who had led after the first round, was 17th in the swimming and fell to second overall. Amro el Geziry of Egypt won the event, a 200-meter […]

Czech leads after one round of pentathlon

David Svoboda of the Czech Republic equaled an Olympic record by scoring 1,024 in the first round of the modern pentathlon Saturday at the Copper Box. World champion Aleksander Lesun of Russia and Zhongrong Cao of China were tied for second with 1,000 points. The first round of the pentathlon is epee fencing. American Dennis […]