Modern pentathlon: Great Britain's Joe Choong wins World Cup Final gold

Joe Choong
Joe Choong won the first World Cup medal of his career in April

Great Britain's Joe Choong won gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Tokyo, securing a 2020 Olympics qualification spot.

The 24-year-old already had two silver medals and a fifth place finish in his three 2019 World Cup appearances.

Team-mates Jamie Cooke and Tom Toolis finished 11th and 14th in Saturday's men's final.

Friday's women's final saw Kate French finish eighth, with Jess Varley 27th and Francesca Summers 34th.

The final was the fifth round of the World Cup series, after stages in Egypt, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

It also doubled as an Olympic qualifying event as well as the first official test event for next year's Games - with the winners of the men's and women's finals directly qualifying for Tokyo 2020.

British duo Joanna Muir and Samuel Cook were unable to back up their mixed relay victory at the previous World Cup Final in Prague in May, with the pair finishing 14th in the Tokyo edition of the event.

France's Elodie Clouvel and Valentin Prades won in Japan, ahead of Ireland's Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe in silver and Gintare Vitkauskaite and Justinas Kinderis of Lithuania took bronze.

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