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Pentathlon: World Champion Mhairi Spence wins bronze at Budapest World Cup

May 13, 2013

Britain’s reigning modern pentathlon world champion Mhairi Spence won her first World Cup medal of the year on Saturday taking home bronze in Budapest.

The 27 year old London 2012 Olympian came home in third place behind the Ukrainian duo of Ganna Buriak and Beijing 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Victoria Tereshuk.

Budapest was only Spence’s second World Cup since London 2012 and her performance has marked a significant improvement fom her result at Rio in March where she finished 33.

Afterwards she wrote on her Twitter page,

“Really chuffed with a bronze medal today. It’s been a year since I stood on a podium, and boy did it feel good. Great way to lift your soul.”

Pentathlon GB Performance Director Jan Bartu said, “Mhairi really produced a competitive performance today and she deserved third 100 per cent.

“It’s 12 months since she won her World Championships and this was another exciting day.”

Elsewhere, team-mate Katy Burke finished 22 in the competition.

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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