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Team Korea's Jun Woongtae won the country's first ever medal in the modern pentathlon since it first competed in the event in 1964.
In the final laser-run event held at Tokyo Stadium Saturday evening, Jun came in third, winning the bronze medal.
Great Britain's Joseph Choong won the gold medal, followed by Egypt's Ahmed Elgendy. South Korea's Jung Jinhwa came in fourth.
The previous record for South Koreans in pentathalon at the Olympics had been 11th place, held by Kim Mi-seop in 1996, Jung Jinhwa in 2012, and Kim Se-hee in the women's event held a day earlier.
Modern pentathlon is an event where athletes take part in fencing, swimming, riding, running and shooting all in one day.