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Page last updated at 15:38 GMT, Monday, 11 May 2009 16:38 UK

Briton Weale fourth at World Cup

Sam Weale
Weale will be looking to make inroads in the World Cup standings

Britain's Sam Weale came fourth in the third modern pentathlon World Cup event of the year in Budapest on Sunday.

The 27-year-old had been in third place going into the final day but, despite a good performance in the combined run/shoot, dropped out of the medals.

"You can never really tell what's going to happen with the combined event. It's all about getting the experience at competitions," said Weale.

"I can see the progression I'm making and I am getting there."

It was Weale's second best World Cup performance to date following his bronze medal at Millfield last year.

Latvia's Denis Cherkovskis produced a stunning performance to climb from fifth place in the run/shoot to take gold.

The third women's World Cup of the season begins in Szekesfehervar, Hungary on Thursday, with four Brits - including Olympians Heather Fell and Katy Livingston - in action.

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