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Caze takes individual gold at Budapest Pentathlon World Cup

2012-04-15 02:30:41 GMT2012-04-15 10:30:41(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Silver medalist Donata Rimsaite (L) of Russia, gold medalist Amelie Caze (C) of France and bronze medalist Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania are seen during the awarding ceremony of the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Szazhalombatta, Hungary, on April 14, 2012. Amelie Caze won the women's individual gold medal with 5,424 points. (Xinhua/Attila Volgyi)

SZAZHALOMBATTA, Hungary, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Amelie Caze of France won the women's individual gold medal at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Szazhalombatta outside Budapest on Saturday.

The Frenchwomen's consistency, which included three top 10 finishes, earned her the gold ahead of Russia's Donata Rimsaite and Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite.

Caze, 2007 and 2008 World Champion, came second in the fencing, and sixth in both the swim and riding disciplines. The early results meant she could afford to finish in 21st place in the final combined run/shoot discipline. Rimsaite won the opening fencing event but couldn't manage another top ten finish, while Asadauskaite needed a second place finish in the final combnied event to snatch the bronze medal.

Samantha Murray of Britain, Janine Kohlmann and current Olympic Champion Lena Schoneborn both of Germany, Adrienn Toth(Hungary), Mhairi Spence(Britain), Melanie McCann(Canada), and Elena Rublevska(Latvia) filled out the fourth to tenth places.

The Hungarian event is the third of five World Cup meets which climax in the final in Chengdu, China, on May 26-27. Nearly 180 athletes from 30 countries and regions travelled to Hungary for the competition.

The men's individual finals will be held on Sunday.

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