WARSAW, REUTER — Soviet Zhanna Gorlenko was disqualified from the riding event of the women’s modern Pentathlon World Championships on Wednesday, reducing her team’s chances of retaining their world title.
Gorlenko was given a zero score after the soviet trainer broke the rules by helping her back up onto her horse after a fall at an obstacle. But officials said she would be able to compete in the remaining four disciplines.
Her teammate Inesa Shukhavtsova had a clear round and in visual world champion Irina Kiseleva was fifth but the Russians, with only 2,182 points, have a big gap to make up on leaders France, who notched 3,240 by the end of the first day.
Poland was second with 3,210 points and Austria third with 3,174.
Article extracted from this publication >> August 12, 1988