USA Pentathlon

Feb 24 Hungary Takes First Mixed Relay World Cup Gold

Feb. 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m. (ET)

The Hungarian team of Leila Gyenesei and Adam Marosi have won the first Gold Medal of the inaugural Mixed Relay World Cup Series.

Natalya Coyle and Eanna Bailey took Silver, Irelands first ever World Cup Medal, whilst Ukrainans Viktoria Tereshuk and Pavlo Tymoshchenko grab the Bronze.

The pair started the day in 2nd place after the Fence, moving to the top of the leader board after the Swim with the fastest time in the pool of 1:57.59. Scoring 1100 points in the ride gave them an 18 second advantage for the Combined Event which they kept all the way to the finish line.

On winning Gold, Gyenesei said: “It was a good day. When we started fencing it was good as we work well together. We started with good results and we pushed to the finish line.”

Marosi, the London 2012 Olympic Bronze medallist, added “After the jumping it was easier as the Russians went out in riding” and on Mixed Relay “ It was a very good competition, it is team work and we love it.”

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