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Egypt’s Salma Abdelmaksoud Wins Modern Pentathlon Gold at Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018

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Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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STORY HEADLINE: EGYPT’S SALMA ABDELMAKSOUD WINS MODERN PENTATHLON GOLD AT YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES BUENOS AIRES 2018

DATE: 13 October, 2018

LOCATION: Buenos Aires, Argentina

LANGUAGE: English, Egyptian

 

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Salma Abdelmaksoud of Egypt won the women’s Modern Pentathlon and Cross country at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires on Saturday (13th October).

She completed the swim in a time of 2:13.87 for a total of 283 points, and picked up 228 points in the fencing bonus round.

But it was her performance in the lazer run that helped her clinch the gold medal.

Abdelmaksoud posted a time of 12:24.86 – 5.9 seconds faster than any of her competitors – to collect 556 points and win the event.

The silver medal went to Emma Riff of France while Michelle Gulyas of Hungary took the bronze.

Gulyas was the fastest to complete the swim, but lost time on the lazer run and had to settle for the third place.

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