TOKYO: Egypt’s Ahmed Elgendy won silver in the Tokyo 2020 men’s Modern Pentathlon on Saturday to become the first African to medal in the event at the Olympics.
The Egyptian, 21, who also competed and won gold at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, pushed the eventual winner — Britain’s Joseph Choong — hard to the line with a strong finish in the fourth round of shooting.
Choong set an Olympic record to win the event, matching the gold medal won by his compatriot Kate French in the women’s event.
Choong finished third in the event’s swimming, first in fencing, 14th in riding and 15th in laser-run to set a new high mark of 1,482 points.
Woongtae Jun of South Korea won bronze.
Great Britain is the first country to win the men’s and women’s individual modern pentathlon at the same Olympic Games.
* With AP