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CISM World Military Championships: Marosi (HUN) leads clean sweep

Modern Pentathlon

Adam Marosi led Hungary to an exceptional clean sweep of the medals in the Men’s Final at the 45th CISM World Military Championships in Drzonkow (POL).

Marosi, the 33-year-old who won bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games, took gold ahead of compatriots Robert Kasza (silver) and Soma Tomaschof (bronze). Inevitably their combined efforts enabled Hungary to add the team gold to their haul, with Egypt taking silver and Korea bronze.

For Kasza (HUN) it was a remarkable third silver medal of the summer, adding to his second-place finishes at the UIPM Senior World Championships and European Championships. Tomaschof (HUN), 21, is at the other end of his career and this was an important landmark for him.

Marosi (HUN) set the tone with a strong performance in Fencing, where he won 24 bouts. Ahmed Hamed (EGY) kept in touch with 23V. Marosi (HUN) then added a solid swim of 2:04.61, placing 8th.

However, the leader suffered a setback in Riding when he conceded 28 penalty points, allowing Yuriy Fedechko (UKR), Kasza (HUN), Tomaschof (HUN) and Alessandro Colasanti (ITA) to get back in the race thanks to perfect scores of 300.

In fact it was Fedechko (UKR) and Tomaschof (HUN) who took the first two starting positions in Laser-Run first, but Fedechko (UKR) made a disastrous mistake when he left the shooting range with only four green lights, and only turned back after 50m of the next lap.

That left the Hungarians battling it out, and Marosi (HUN) used all his experience to prevail 4sec ahead of Kasza (HUN) and 10sec ahead of Tomaschof (HUN), with Hamed (EGY), Colasanti (ITA) and Yasser Hefny (EGY) not far behind.

The 45th CISM World Military Championships conclude with the Mixed Relay on September 16. 

All results are available on the UIPM website.

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