Isaksen and Brady Set for World Cup Final
After five grueling World Cup events around the world, U.S. modern pentathletes Margaux Isaksen (Fayetteville, Ark.) and Will Brady (Howell, Mich.) are among the top 36 men and women who have qualified for the World Cup Final to take place in Moscow, Russia, June 19-20. Isaksen finished 14th at last year's World Cup Final, but enters this year's event in ninth place in the World Cup point totals. Brady did not compete at last year's World Cup Final and is 22nd on the World Cup point total list this year.
2009 champions and current World #1’s Adam Marosi (HUN) and Donata Rimsaite (LTU) will be looking to defend their crowns. Marosi will be pushed by David Svoboda (CZE), who goes into the event with the most points from the five World Cups, and veteran Olympic silver medallist Andrejus Zadneprovskis (LTU) who accumulated the second most.
Rimsaite, who will be looking to create history and win three straight World Cup Finals, will continue her famous duel with Olympic champion Lena Schoneborn (GER) who has won three of the five World Cups this year. Also in contention for the gold is current world champion Qian Chen (CHN) who had a successful return from injury at World Cup #5.
The Russian Team will be very strong, headed by double Olympic champion Andrey Moiseev and World Cup #5 champion and world #4 Ilia Frolov. The women’s teams hopes will be pinned on World #3 Evdokia Gretchichnikova who will be looking to continue her strong 2010 form.
Fans around the world will have the chance to watch these and other great athletes and share in the excitement of Modern Pentathlon. The UIPM will broadcast the finals LIVE on Internet TV at pentathlon.org on 19 and 20 June at 16:30 local time (GMT +4 hours). The broadcast will feature highlights from the fencing and swimming events as well as live coverage of the riding and combined events.