Chloe Esposito bags women's gold

Esposito started the running/shooting combination final in fourth, but ran past her competitors with a strong push.

Gold medal winner Chloe Esposito of Australia competes during the running and shooting portion of the women's modern pentathlon.   -  AP

Australia’s Chloe Esposito has won the gold medal in the women’s modern pentathlon with an Olympic record of 1,372 points.

Esposito started the running/shooting combination final in fourth, but ran past her competitors with a strong push.

France’s Elodie Clouvel captured silver with 1,356 points and Poland’s Oktawia Nowacka earned bronze after leading through the equestrian event.

Esposito was seventh after swimming, sixth through fencing and moved up to fourth with a solid ride in equestrian. Her father competed in the 1984 Los Angeles Games and her brother, Max, is a member of the Australian men’s pentathlon team.