LONDON (AP) The family collection is complete, thanks to Laura Asadauskaite's victory in the London Games.
Asadauskaite's husband Andrejus Zadneprovskis won silver in modern pentathlon in 2004 and bronze four years later. She grabbed that elusive gold on Sunday when she took the women's modern pentathlon.
"He really helps me out in our daily life," Asadauskaite said. "With our child and also with my training."
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