OLYMPICS Britain's French wins women's modern pentathlon gold at Tokyo Olympics

OLYMPICS

Britain's French wins women's modern pentathlon gold at Tokyo Olympics

Xinhua

19:53, August 06, 2021

Kate French of Great Britain competes in the running and shooting portion in the women's modern pentathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo: AP)

TOKYO, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Britain's Kate French produced a brilliant laser run to win the women's modern pentathlon gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

The Briton hit the front on the first leg, cleared all the shooting stops with ease, and never looked back.

Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania came 15 seconds behind to take silver, with Sarolta Kovacs of Hungary 17 seconds further back in third.

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