Isaksen Places 10th at World Cup Final
2008 Olympian Margaux Isaksen (Fayetteville, Ark.) improved on last year's 14th-place finish by placing 10th on Saturday at the 2010 World Cup Final in Moscow, Russia.
Isaksen started the day with a 14th-place finish in the fencing competition with 17 victories. She then turned in a time of 2:13.51 in the swim, good for 8th place, and was 9th in the riding portion. Isaksen capped off the day with a 16th-place showing in the combined run/shoot event, crossing the line in 12:53.70, giving her a total of 5100 points for the competition.
"I am trying to learn from my mistakes and improve with each competition," said Isaksen. "I am looking forward to being back in the USA and beginning my preperation for world champs."
Olympic champion Lena Schoneborn of Germany took the women's title with 5348 points, followed by Lithuania's Donata Rimsaite with 5292 and Latvia's Elena Rublevska with 5272.
The men's World Cup Final will be held on Sunday and features American Will Brady (Howell, Mich.).
Watch highlights and get full results of the World Cup Final at www.pentathlon.org.