U.S. Men Do Not Reach Final in Budapest
The U.S. failed to qualify for the men's final at World Cup #4 in Budapest, Hungary. The top nine athletes in each of the three qualification groups on Friday advanced to the final round to be held on Sunday.
In Group B, the top U.S. athlete was Sam Sacksen
(Somerset, Pa.) who finished 18th with 4,240 points. Sacksen was 22nd in the fencing event, 16th in the swim and 5th in the combined run/shoot.
Also in Group B was Dennis Bowsher
(Dallas, Texas) who placed 21st with a total of 4,192 after finishing 22nd in the fencing, 6th in the swim and 14th in the combined portion.
In Group C, Eli Bremer
(Monument, Colo.) placed 20th with 4,016 points having placed 13th in the fencing, 7th in the swim and 22nd in the combined run/shoot.
The women's final round of World Cup #4 will be held on Saturday with 2008 Olympian Margaux Isaksen
(Fayetteville, Ark.) in contention.
The finals from Budapest will be broadcast LIVE on Internet TV at pentathlon.org on May 8 & 9 from 16:15 local time (CEST, GMT +2 hours). The broadcast will feature highlights of the fencing and swimming events as well as live coverage of the riding and combined events.
The Budapest World Cup is the fourth in a series of six events which will culminate in the World Cup final to be held in Moscow, Russia on June 18-20.