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Team GB’s Kate French wins gold medal in modern pentathlon

Written by on 06/08/2021

Team GB’s Kate French has won a gold medal in the modern pentathlon at the Tokyo Olympics.

The 30-year-old was fifth heading into the final event – the laser run – after a strong performance in the showjumping.

French came won the 800m race – which sees competitors running laps before picking up their laser gun to take five shots at a target – to secure the title.

They can only move on once they have hit five, or 50 seconds has elapsed.

 Sky News

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