May 29 Sacksen 11th at China World Cup

May 29, 2011, 12:01 p.m. (ET)

2008 Olympian Sam Sacksen (Somerset, Pa.) placed 11th at Sunday's finals of World Cup #4 in Chengdu, China. He recorded 5648 points over the five disciplines.
 
Sacksen began the day with 19 victories in the fencing competition, but had a shaky swim time of 2:11.29, which was 27th best in the field. He rebounded, however, with 1160 points in the ride (11th overall) and finished with a strong eight-place showing in the combined run/shoot, posting a time of 10:49.36).

Korea's Choon-huan Lee was the gold medalist with 5780 points, followed by silver medalist Serguei Karyakin of Russia (5756) and bronze medalist Bence Demeter of Hungary (5748).
 
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