Sisters to compete together for first time in modern pentathlon

American Margaux Isaksen is comforted by German rival Lena Schoneborn after finishing fourth in modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Photo by David Goldman/AP.

The LaCrosse Tribune has a great story up about the modern pentathlon with tons of interesting tidbits, including this one:

For the first time in modern pentathlon history, two sisters will compete in the same Games.

It will be a third successive Olympics for 24-year-old American Margaux Isaksen, who was fourth in London, just two seconds away from a medal, and a first for younger sister Isabella, 22.

“To be able to compete together with your sister, there is nothing more special,” Margaux said. “I think this could be the most special Olympics just in that respect.”

Check out the whole story at the LaCrosse Tribune.

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