Frolov, Schoneborn win at World Cup pentathlon

STEVE REED AP Sports Writer Published:

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Russia's Ilya Frolov and Lena Schoneborn of Germany won gold at the World Cup modern pentathlon at Charlotte's Memorial Stadium, solidifying their spots in the upcoming London Games.

Forlov had a dominating shooting performance to win gold at the first of the five World Cup events prior to the London Olympics, finishing in 10:37.37, more than six seconds ahead of silver medalist Pavlo Tymoshchenko of the Ukraine. Russia also took home third place behind a strong finish by Alexander Lesun, who picked up five places Sunday night to take the bronze.

In the women's competition, Schoneborn fought off stiff competition from Great Britain's Mhairi Spence, who took silver, and Belarus' Anastaysia Prokopenko broke the world shooting record to come from 18th place to win bronze.