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Modern Pentathlon: Fourth for Fell in Brazilian final

September 14, 2009

Britain’s Heather Fell finished fourth on Sunday, at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup final in Brazil – where the GB team had two more female representatives; Mhairi Spence and Katy Livingston.

Fell, who won silver at both Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the 2008 World Cup Final, almost medalled but ended up finishing six seconds behind Leila Gyenesei of Hungary, who took the bronze.

The Olympian’s other pentathlete team-mates put in a good performance with Spence grasping 12th place and Livingston behind making 21st at the Rio de Janeiro Final.

Overall, GB women’s World Cup final results were – 4th: Heather Fell (GBR) 5468, 12th: Mhairi Spence (GBR) 5228 and 21st: Katy Livingston (GBR) 4808.

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Elinor Davies, Sportsister.com
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