Samantha Murray leads as remainder of final postponed by typhoon

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Samantha Murray, Britain’s London 2012 Olympic silver medallist, sits on top of the leaderboard in the women’s final at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in Chinese Taipei.

But she will have to wait until tomorrow (Saturday) to press home her advantage after Typhoon Trami led to the postponement of the ride and run/shoot today.

After hours of heavy rain, organisers decided to postpone the final elements of the competition for the safety of the athletes and horses. They are now scheduled to run tomorrow, along with the men’s final.

Murray will go into the ride with a 48-point advantage over France’s Elodie Clouvel after winning 21 of her 34 fencing bouts for 928 pentathlon points – the fourth best performance of the day. She followed that up with the best swimming time of the day – 2:10.58, to add 1236 points to her total.