Britain's Freyja Prentice wins World Cup bronze

Freyja Prentice
Freyja Prentice's previous best was a fifth place

Britain's Freyja Prentice won the first modern pentathlon World Cup medal of her career when she took bronze at Sassari in Italy.

The competition was won by Russian Donata Rimsaite with Belarus athlete Anastasiya Prokopenko second.

It means Prentice continued her record of finishing in the top 10 in each of her six rounds of the World Cup.

"It's my first World Cup medal and I just wanted it so badly," said the University of Bath student.

Prentice's previous best was a fifth place at the Cairo World Cup in March last year.

The 21-year-old also became the second British woman to win a World Cup medal this year following Mhairi Spence's silver at the opening World Cup in the Unites States in February. Prentice missed that competition with a chest infection.

Spence ended the day in 16th place with Beijing 2008 Olympian Katy Livingston finishing 18th.

"They all fought well today, but it was a fantastic step up for Freyja," said GB pentathlon performance director Jan Bartu.

"This shows the depth we have within the British team," he added. "But wherever we are at this point, there is still another step up to the top."

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