Modern pentathlete Vlach won the World Cup race in Budapest for the first time


Updates: 30.04.2022 13:46

Budapest – Modern pentathlete Martin Vlach won the World Cup race in Budapest thanks to a great performance in the final combination of running and shooting. The fifth man from last year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo triumphed in the series for the first time, his maximum so far was seventh place a year ago in Sofia.

Vlach, who will celebrate his 25th birthday on Monday, advanced to the eighteen-member final in the Hungarian capital, also due to unsuccessful fencing, from tenth place. Today he did significantly better, the premiere triumph was helped by the shooting run, which is his strongest weapon.

“Everything went according to my ideas today. I rode a clean ride (which was great), which was great, I even made two hits on the bonus (in fencing). I went swimming about as fast as I imagined, and most importantly I was able to “I knew that I was able to run with the best, the only variable was shooting. I didn’t do well in the semifinals, but today I settled a person and that eventually shot me to the first place,” said Vlach. in a media recording.

Vlach followed the Olympic winner David Svoboda in Budapest, who won the Hungarian race 11 years ago and rejoiced in the series as the last of the modern Czech pentathloners. Before the winner of two Svoboda races, Libor Capalini rejoiced five times in the World Championships, Ondřej Polívka twice, and Michal Sedlecký and Lucie Grolichová once.


Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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