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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Pentathlon Repeat

BASLE, Switzerland () -- Dmitry Svatkovsky of Russia retained the men's individual title in the world modern pentathlon championships.

Svatkovsky was third, 54 points behind the leader, Sweden's Per-Olav Danielsson, after the penultimate riding event Saturday.

But the Russian lived up to his reputation as a fine athlete with a fifth place in the last competition, the four-kilometer running event, to retain his title. Danielsson could do no better than 26th, slipping to fourth overall.