A strong combined race was enough for Asadauskaite to win gold in the women’s individual race at the 2019 European Modern Pentathlon Championships. In terms of Olympic qualification, the eight highest performing eligible nations qualified their highest ranked athlete. The European Modern Pentathlon Championships was held in Bath, Great Britain from August 4th to August 11th 2019.
The fencing round, including the bonus round was won by Belarus’ Iryna Prasiantsova whom won 27 times to score a total of 262 points. Prasiantsova had a relatively poor swimming portion where she finished the 200m freestyle event with a time of 2:25.19. This pushed her down to second place as she was overtaken by France’s Elodie Clouvel whom won the round with a time of 2:10.03 and now had a total of 536 points after two events. Sadly, for Clouvel disaster struck during the riding portion as she suffered an elimination and thus scored zero points. This meant the lead was taken by Prasiantsova whom had a total score of 805, five more than Kate French of Great Britain.
The final portion was the combined shooting and running and as one of the best athletes in this disciple it was Lithuania’s Laura Asadauskaite that won the gold medal with a combined score of 1390. French won the silver medal with a score of 1381 while 1364 was good enough for Prasiantosva to win the bronze medal. As Asadauskaite already won an Olympic quota the eight Olympic quotas were won by Great Britain, Belarus, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, France, Russia and Hungary.
The next opportunity for European nations to qualify in the men’s individual will be at the 2019 World Championships to be held in September.