Modern Pentathlon

Lesun gets over his disappointment with gold

Aleksander Lesun had four years to get over his disappointment in London, four years to prepare for his next opportunity.

When it came, he was ready.

No missed shots. No missed medals. Only gold.

Calm and collected on a stage he had once failed on before, Lesun captured gold in men's modern pentathlon at the Rio de Janeiro Games on Saturday for his first Olympic medal.

Pavlo Tymoschenko of Ukraine earned silver and Ismael Hernandez Uscanga bronze for Mexico's first modern pentathlon medal.

"I really upset (about London), but I tried to be calm and do the same thing," said Lesun, who won Russia's fourth modern pentathlon gold in the past five...