65th WMC Military Pentathlon – Wiener Neustadt (AUT) - Day 3



WIENER NEUSTADT (AUT) – It was a though day for the leader of the female competition of the of the 65th WMC Military Pentathlon, Sara Hjalager (DEN) who lost the lead of the provisional ranking as she was ranked 7th of the Obstacle Swimming individual event. This event was won by the Brazilian soldier Naiana Freire who broke the CISM World Record with a total of 1187,2 points. The Russian Evgeniia Aksenova was ranked second with 1158,4 points while the Brazilian Brenna Lima took the third place with 1141,6 points.  After winning the obstacle run and shooting event, the Russian team composed of Evgeniia Aksenova, Irina Svechnikova and Liudmila Egorova also won the Obstacle Swimming event ahead of Brazil and China.



Naiana Freire also took the first place of the Throwing event with 1028,8 points. Lu Pingping (CHN) finished on the second step of the podium (1012,4 points) while Elisangela Quaresma (BRA) was ranked third (1010,8 points). Spain (Raquel Naranjo, Laura Montenegro and Laura Ferrero) won the female team throwing event, followed by China and Brazil.



With only one event left, the cross-country event, Naiana Freire is now leading the individual female provisional ranking with 4368,6 points. The previous leader Sara Hjalager is now ranked second with 4336,6 points and the Chinese Chaonan Guan is third with 4275,0 points.

The gold medal will be decided today with the cross-country event that promises to be exciting as Freire and Hjalager can still claim the gold medal.

In the female team ranking, China is now leading the competition with a small lead on Russia and Brazil.



The local athlete Philipp Eibl (AUT), ranked first after two events, increased his gold medal chances by winning the first event of the day, the obstacle swimming individual men event. He had to share the first place of the podium with Zheng Zhang as both athletes finished the race in 24,3 seconds and a score of 1172,8 points. Renan Csuka (BRA) won a second bronze medal as he took the third place of the event. Philipp Eibl and his teammates Markus Weber, Mario Seyser and Christian Hofer also won the obstacle swimming team event with Brazil and Russia ranked second and third.



In Throwing, the Colombian Daniel Mendoza was the best athlete of the day as he managed to mix strength and precision with a total score of 1118,8 points, 4 points ahead of the silver medallist, his teammate Alexander Polo. The Austrian Mario Seyser completed the podium with a nice third place (1109,6 points). The Russian team (Alexey Svechnikov, Sergei Alpatov, Ivan Driukhanov and Aleksei Krylov) won the team contest ahead of Austria and Belarus.



Markus Weber (AUT) lost the lead of the individual male ranking to the benefit of his teammate Philipp Eibl who is now leading the competition with an 80-points lead on Sergei Alpatov (RUS). Another Austrian, Mario Seyser is on the third step of the podium with 4443,8 points.

After four events, Austria is still on the top of the male team ranking, followed by Russia and China.

 See you today in Wiener Neustadt for the last individual event, the Cross-country while the Obstacle Run Relay, one of the most impressive races of the event, will take place tomorrow.



Results of the Day:




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(Source: CISM Media and Communication Department)

(Pictures: Mr. Eddy Kellens, CISM Photographer)