ATHENS, Greece -- Andrey Moiseev of Russia won the gold medal
in the men's modern pentathlon, beating out Andrejus Zadneprovskis
Libor Capalini of the Czech Republic took bronze.
Michal Michalik of the Czech Republic started just 11 seconds
behind longtime leader Moiseev going into the final running
Michalik, fifth after the third discipline, completed the
unpredictable show jumping course with only two gates down, and
then saw disaster strike the men in front of him.
Fourth-place Rustem Sabirkhuzim of Russia had three refusals;
Deniss Cerkovskis of Latvia knocked down seven gates to lose third
place; and Marcin Horbacz of Poland retired after his horse refused
Moiseev, too, had six gates down.