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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Joseph Choong wins gold in modern pentathlon |  Olympic News

The 26-year-old’s gold medal is Team GB’s second triumph in the sport at the Tokyo Olympic Games, after Kate French won gold in the women’s competition

Last Updated: 07/08/21 11:57am

Joe Choong produced an exceptional series of events to take victory

Great Britain’s Joe Choong has won a gold medal in the modern pentathlon at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The 26-year-old British athlete was overtaken by Ahmed Elgendy after the final shooting round of the laser run, but dug in and turned on the afterburners to breeze past the Egyptian with 400m to go.

Choong’s gold comes just 24 hours after Kate French’s emphatic triumph in the women’s competition. It’s Team GB’s first men’s modern pentathlon gold medal, and their 20th gold in Tokyo.

Jun Woong-tae of South Korea secured the bronze medal.

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