|Men’s Pentathlon||Best: Aleksandr Lesun ($15.00)
Value: Pavlo Tymoschenko ($51.00)
|Women’s Pentathlon||Best: Laura Asadauskalite ($5.00)
Value: Qian Chen ($15.00)
Olympics: Modern Pentathlon
The Wolf previews the Modern Pentathlon for Rio 2016.
Men’s Modern Pentathlon
The Modern Pentathlon is one of the more difficult Olympic events to find a winner in with 36 athletes competing across five disciplines. The Wolf thinks he has found one at huge overs though on Aleksander Lesun at $15. Russian Lesun is the world record holder whose strength is the fencing leg. He won gold at the 2012 and ’14 world champs to go with silver in ’11, ’15 and ’16. He is world class and after a disappointing showing at London will be keen to atone. Those looking for bigger odds can try Ukraine’s Pavlo Tymoschenko, who won the ’15 world champs gold. He is ranked No.54 in the world but can put in a big showing on his day.
Women’s Modern Pentathlon
One of the great rivalries in Modern Pentathlon history, Lena Schoneborn and Laura Asadauskalite have been battling it out for a decade for supremacy with the latter with gold in London after the former took it out in Beijing. Schoneborn goes in favourite and deservedly so as the world No.1 but Asadauskalite is the play. She is in great form with gold at the ’16 European champs. Qian Chen has proven more adept in team events but can bob up at a price.
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