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Modern pentathlon recap: Women look to determine champion

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Nowacka builds lead in horse jumping

Oktawia Nowacka continued to build her lead in the horse jumping event as she scored 293 points to retain her spot atop the leaderboard with 847 points. Elodie Clouvel also netted 293 to maintain her second place lead with 835 points.

Canadian Melaine McCann jumped into third after securing a perfect score of 300 points. Only four other riders also had perfect scores.

Isabella Isaksen moved up two spots into 11th place while Margaux also improved her overall standing from the fencing bonus round. She comes in at 14th after scoring 293 points.

Lena Shoneborn and Laura Asadauskaite were both eliminated after incurring too many faults. This is a devastating blow to their medal aspirations. Schoneborn is in 31st while Asadauskaite is 33rd.

Cuba's Leydi Laura Moya was thrown from her horse early and crashed into the obstacle course. She had to be carted away from the field.

You can check out the full results here.

Murray impresses but Nowacka maintains lead in fencing bonus round

Great Britain's Samantha Murray had an impressive showing in the fencing bonus round as she scored 8 straight bonus points to add to her 184 points from yesterday's fencing ranking round. She netted 308 points in the 200m freestyle. She is currently in fourteenth place.

Oktawia Nowacka maintained her first place lead in the pentathlon after the fencing bonus round as she earned a point against Canada's Melaine McCann of Canda in her lone bout. Nowacka has 554 points.

France's Elodie Clouvel has taken second with 542 points and Italy's Alice Sotero is in third with 524 points.

U.S. sisters Isabella and Margaux Isaksen are in 13th and 19th. Defending champion Laura Asadauskaite is in 17th.

You can check out the full results here.

Gulnaz Gubaydullina breaks modern pentathlon Olympic record in 200m freestyle

After struggling in the fencing ranking round yesterday, Russia's Gulnaz Gubaydullina had a strong performance in the 200m freestyle. She finished her heat with a time of 2:07.94, the fastest of the day, earning 317 points.

Gubaydullina's time broke the Olympic record time of 2:08.11 previously set by Hungary's Sarolta Kovacs in 2012. Kovacs, who was in the same heat as Gubaydullina, finished third overall with a time of 2:09.02 and 313 points.

France's Elodie Clouvel finished in second with 315 points after completing her swim in 2:08.62.

American sisters Margaux and Isabella Isaksen finished 23rd and 24th respectively. Isabella competed in the first heat which she won with a time of 2:20.20. She led all swimmers until the end of the third heat when she was pushed down the leaderboard.

Margaux finished last in her heat but just edged out her sister in the overall standings with a time of 2:19.91.

Defending gold medalist Laura Asadauskaite and medal favorite Lena Schoneborn rounded out the top 29 with disappointing times of 2:21.01 for Asadauskaite and 2:21.74 for Schoneborn.

After finishing first in the fencing ranking round yesterday, Poland's Oktawia Nowacka finished 16th, clocking in at 2:16.67.

You can check out all the results here.

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