Despite a strong start to the day, both teams struggled in the ride, leaving it all to do on the combined course.
In the men’s competition James Myatt and Sam Curry were unable to run themselves back into the medals after going into the final event fifth.
Meanwhile Samantha Murray and Mhairi Spence both suffered in the ride, Murray with two referrals at the first fence and Spence with a pole down, with the deficit proving too much to make up on the combined course.
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"Sometimes this is how it goes in modern pentathlon,” said Spence. “It was close right until the end, but I know all the girls who were competing here are fighters and that’s exactly what they did.
"Obviously disappointed but equally I have really enjoyed the day.”
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