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Gold for Ireland at modern pentathlon World Cup event

Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe claimed the top prize in Poland today.

Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe celebrate their win.
Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe celebrate their win.
Image: Pentathlon Ireland/Twitter

IRELAND HAVE TAKEN gold at the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) World Cup IV event in Poland today.

Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe finished in first place in the mixed relay event in Drzonkow.

After winning the fencing competition, the Irish pair finished second in the pool to get off to a great start.

Their worst performance came in the riding event but top-three finishes in both the pistol and cross-country was enough to secure the win ahead of Germany and Kazakhstan.

It was Lanigan O’Keeffe’s first event since a disappointing Rio Olympics and he was sure to thank his partner:

While Coyle, who finished 7th at the Games last year in the women’s individual event, returned the praise:

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