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Updated: 06/11/2014 10:34:08AM

Russian dominates pentathlon finals

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Russian pentathlete Aleksander Lesun crosses the finish line to win Saturday's men's Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final at the Sarasota Polo Club. Lesun repeated the feat on Sunday, winning the mixed relay with partner Ekaterina Khuraskina.

American Dennis Bowsher fires his laser pistol at a target during Saturday's men's World Cup Final. Bowsher, one of three Americans in the men's final, finsihed in 36th place.

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China's Qian Chen jumps her horse over a gate during the equestrian portion of Sunday's mixed relay final. Chen and partner Jianti Guo would finsih second in the equestrian and second overall in the finals.

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Aleksander Lesun and Ekaterina Khuraskina embrace in celebration of their winning Sunday's mixed relay at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Finals in Sarasota.

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Ekaterina Khuraskina, left, and Aleksander Lesun of Russia won gold medals Sunday in the Pentathlon World Cup held at the Selby Aquatic Center and Sarasota Polo Club.

By SCOTT LOCKWOOD

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Last weekend’s Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Sarasota County was very good to Russia’s Aleksander Lesun, who came away with gold medals in both the men’s and mixed relays at the Sarasota Polo Club in Lakewood Ranch.

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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