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Top modern pentathletes to watch in Rio

Margaux Isaksen
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Top modern pentathletes to watch in Rio

Keep your eyes on these five modern pentathletes during the 2016 Olympics

Nathan Schrimsher

Schrimsher was the first athlete to officially make the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team. Now he wants to become the first U.S. man to win an Olympic modern pentathlon medal since 1960. 

As member of the U.S. Army’s World Class Athlete Program, Schrimsher looks up to General George S. Patton, who competed at the 1912 Games.

General George S. Patton’s modern pentathlon legacy

George S. Patton finished fifth in the modern pentathlon competition at the 1912 Olympics

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Margaux Isaksen

This will be the third Olympics for Isaksen, who made Olympic debut in 2008 at the age of 16. She is competing for her first Olympic medal after finishing fourth in London. 

Isabella Isaksen

Isabella, Margaux’s younger sister, will make her Olympic debut in Rio. 

Amro El Geziry

Yet another family connection for Isabella Isaksen. Her husband, Amro El Geziry, will compete for Egypt in Rio. 

Laura Asadauskaite

Asadauskaite is attempting to become the first woman to ever successfully defend an Olympic modern pentathlon title. 

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