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Modern Pentathlon: Fell to Compete in World Cup Final

October 1, 2008

The Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final, held in Portugal this weekend, (4th October), will feature Heather Fell, in her first competitive event since winning an Olympic bronze medal in Beijing.

Modern Pentathlon is a multi-disciplined event held over one day. It consists of air pistol shooting, fencing, freestyle swimming, a show jumping round, and culminates in a 3k run, with a staggered start, the overall winner being the first to cross the finish line.

25-year-old Fell, who has recently made a return to training following a post-Olympic break, feels ready for Portugal. “I’ve never been to a World Cup Final before, so I’m looking for to it,” she says.

World Cup events are held throughout the year, and qualification for the World Cup Final is dependent on event results. A maximum of three athletes per country can be entered for the final. 24-year-old Katy Livingstone, who was 7th in Beijing, will compete alongside Fell, and 23-year-old Mhairi Spence, who came 6th in last year’s final, completes the British team.

GB Performance Editor, Jan Bartu expects the trio to contend for the top places; “They’re not at a peak compared with the Olympics, but from their standard of performance throughout the year, I’d expect them to compete at a decent level”.

With other world class pentathletes expected to miss this weekend’s action, she adds that the World Cup Final will be a good opportunity for the girls to have a more “relaxed competition” after a busy season.

Keep an eye out for the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final results on Sportsister.

Heather Mayers, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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