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    Russia's Lesun Wins Big in Men's Modern Pentathlon
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    Aleksander Lesun of Russia competes in the equestrian portion of the men's modern pentathlon at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.

    No missed shots or missed medals for Russia's Aleksander Lesun this time. Only gold.

    Lesun held off a big charge by reigning world champion Pavlo Tymoschmenko in the final event of men's modern pentathlon on Saturday, capturing a gold medal four years after being disappointed in London.

    Tyomschenko moved up from eighth at the start of the running/shooting combination finale to earn silver. Mexico's Ismael Hernandez Uscanga captured bronze.

    Lesun is a two-time world champion and holder of two world records, but missed five shots on his final shooting turn at the 2012 London Games to finish fourth.

    He was solid all the way through in Rio, taking the lead after the fencing bonus round and staying there until he waved to the crowd just before crossing the finish line.