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Plymouth pentathlete Bryson claims top six finish at World Cup final in Ankara

PLYMOUTH pentathlete Kerenza Bryson continued her good season by finishing sixth at the World Cup final in Ankara, Turkey.

It was Bryson’s fourth top 10 World Cup finish this season, which included a gold medal in Sofia.

She did not get the best of starts in the ride in the final in Ankara, knocking down three poles and picking up 21 penalty points in the process.

But she responded well in the fencing scoring 19V/16D and added two points to her total in the bonus round with an extra hit.

She then posted a decent 2:25.83 minute swim to start the laser-run in 11th place.

In the laser-run she gradually closed the gap to the rivals ahead of her. Despite still sitting in 10th at the halfway stage, she combined some remarkable shooting, including three sub-nine second visits to the range, with some strong running to pick off her rivals, finishing strongly to earn herself an extended podium place.

Meanwhile, fellow Plymouth pentathlete Myles Pillage just missed out on reaching the men’s individual final, finishing 12th in his semi-final.

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