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Thursday, August 26, 2004
Andrejus Zadneprovskis of Lithuania grabs silver

Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Andrey Moiseev of Russia won the gold medal in the men's modern pentathlon, beating out Andrejus Zadneprovskis of Lithuania.

Libor Capalini of the Czech Republic took bronze.

Michal Michalik of the Czech Republic started just 11 seconds behind longtime leader Moiseev going into the final running discipline.

Michalik, fifth after the third discipline, completed the unpredictable show jumping course with only two gates down, and then saw disaster strike the men in front of him.

Fourth-place Rustem Sabirkhuzim of Russia had three refusals; Deniss Cerkovskis of Latvia knocked down seven gates to lose third place; and Marcin Horbacz of Poland retired after his horse refused six times.

Moiseev, too, had six gates down.