Ahmed Elgendy of Egypt celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men s modern pentathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. AP
Ahmed Elgendy gave Egypt its first ever Olympic medal in modern pentathlon after winning silver on Saturday.
The 21-year-old came second in the overall ranking with 1477 points, with Great Britain's Joseph Choong winning the gold after finishing on top with 1482 points, setting an Olympic record in the process.
South Korea's Jun Woongtae took the bronze medal with 1470 points.
Elgendy timed 1:57.13m to finish fifth in Heat 6 of the swimming 200m freestyle, came 15th in the fencing bonus and ranking rounds after scoring 209 points and finished 11th in riding with 289 points.
He made a stunning comeback in the laser run, finishing second on 668 points to give Egypt its first silver medal at the Tokyo Games after four bronze medal victories.
Elgendy also won a gold medal at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics and a bronze at the World Championship in Cairo earlier this year.