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Nataliya Dobrynska wins pentathlon

Updated: March 9, 2012, 6:02 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- Another Olympic year, another gold medal for Nataliya Dobrynska. Too bad this one came five months early and leaves her as the one to beat at the London Games.

"I don't like to be a favorite," she said. "When I am in the shadows, that is good for me."

The 2008 Olympic heptathlon champion from Ukraine upstaged defending champion Jessica Ennis and Tatyana Chernova on Friday at the world indoor championships with a sterling long jump and a gutsy concluding 800 meters. She ...

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