Russia’s Aleksander Lesun has won the gold medal in the Men’s Modern Pentathlon event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Saturday, August 20 at Deodoro Stadium.
Aleksander Lesun won the gold medal in the event with a total of 1479 points to set a new Olympic record for the event.
Aleksander Lesun is a two-time world champion and holder of two world records, missed five shots on his final shooting turn at the 2012 London Games to finish fourth.
Ukraine’s Pavlo Tymoshchenko, the reigning world champion had to settle for the silver medal in the event finishing second overall with a total of 1472 points.
Mexico’s Ismael Marcelo Hernandez Uscanga won the bronze medal at the event finishing third overall with a total of 1468 points.