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Updated: 06/08/2014 08:00:02AM

Pentathlon event underway in Sarasota

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Team USA's own Margaux Isaksen salutes the crowd and her opponent before engaging in a fencing exhibition at the event. The gesture drew a huge roar of approval from the crowd of about 1,000 spectators Friday at the Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch.

SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Team USA's own Margaux Isaksen salutes the crowd and her opponent before engaging in a fencing exhibition at the event. The gesture drew a huge roar of approval from the crowd of about 1,000 spectators Friday at the Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch.

SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Russia's Ekaterina Khuraskina, right, gets the upper hand on her opponent during a fencing demonstration.These demonstrations were for a $1,000 prize, which Khuraskina would lose in the final match to Ukraine's Victoria Tereshuk. Tereshuk won the actual competition that took place earlier in the day.

SUN PHOTO BY JUSTIN FENNELL
Russia's Ekaterina Khuraskina, right, gets the upper hand on her opponent during a fencing demonstration.These demonstrations were for a $1,000 prize, which Khuraskina would lose in the final match to Ukraine's Victoria Tereshuk. Tereshuk won the actual competition that took place earlier in the day.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY TIFFANY TOMPKINS-CONDIE/Bradenton Herald
Olga Sislova of Latvia competes in the equestrian event of the women's competition in the 2014 Modern Pentathlon Friday at the Sarasota Polo Club.

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

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SARASOTA — Some of the world’s top female athletes spent a hot afternoon going for the championship of the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Sarasota, the first time that event has been held on U.S. soil in more than 40 years.

The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport that consists of five events: 200-meter indoor swimming, fencing, equestrian show jumping and a combined final event of laser pistol shooting and a 3,200-meter (2-mile) cross-country run.

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