Schoneborn wins women's modern pentathlon; Taormina 19th

Updated: August 22, 2008, 9:02 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Germany's Lena Schoneborn has won gold in the women's modern pentathlon.

Schoneborn led after the first four events and held on to the victory despite finishing with the ninth-best time in the 3,000-meter run. She crossed the finish line first because of the head start she got because she was in the lead when she entered the final event.

She was 20th in shooting before making up ground as the top finisher in fencing. A 10th-place finish in swimming and a fourth-place showing ...

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