GB modern pentathlon trio miss out on early Rio qualification

Jamie Cooke
Jamie Cooke claimed gold at the World Cup event in Sarasota in February

The British trio of Jamie Cooke, Tom Toolis and Joe Evans missed an early chance to qualify for the Rio Olympics as they finished well down the field in the World Cup Series final in Belarus.

Cooke, who won the first World Cup of the year, finished 24th, Toolis was 22nd, while Evans was down in 32nd.

Ex-world junior champion Cooke was ninth going into the final combined event, but could not capitalise on his good swimming and show jumping results.

Italian Riccardo De Luca took gold.

Only the top-ranked male and female pentathletes received Olympic qualification at the second Olympic qualifying event.

The modern pentathlon is made up of a fencing, swimming, show jumping and a combined running and shooting event.

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