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By Joe Rexrode – Lansing (Mich.) State Journal
Posted : Sunday Aug 12, 2012 17:49:57 EDT

LONDON — Army Spc. Dennis Bowsher of Dallas placed 32nd in the Olympic modern pentathlon competition Saturday, finishing with 5,324 points.

Bowsher, who is part of the Army’s World Class Athlete Program and trains in Colorado Springs, Colo., was taking part in his first Olympics after narrowly missing a trip to Beijing in 2008.

He collected 688 points in fencing, which ranked 34th. His swimming time of 2:05.15 was 18th best and got him 1,300 points.

Bowsher was 29th with 1,076 points in the riding competition, and then he finished 30th with 2,260 points in the combined run/shoot.

David Svoboda of the Czech Republic took gold with 5,928 points, followed by Zhongrong Cao of China with 5,904 points and Hungary’s Adam Marosi with 5,836 points.

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