Astonishing moment Brit Jamie Cooke wins modern pentathlon gold after rival celebrates too early

THIS the spectacular moment Jamie Cooke took full advantage of Frenchman Valentin Prades' complacency to win the modern pentathlon.

The 27-year-old became the first British world champion in the event for 25 years when he pipped a celebratory-Prades right on the line.

Prades was so certain he had won the race with 50 metres to go that he raised his arm in triumph over his achievements.

Little did he know he would be left red-faced when Cooke produced a remarkable sprint finish to come from nowhere and steal the glory.

It was an amazing burst of energy from a gruelling race that consists of a 200m swim, 35 fencing bouts, show jumping, laser shooting and four 800m runs.

The clock showed that Cooke won gold by an extraordinary 0.03 seconds.

 Jamie Cooke pipped the celebrating Frenchman to the line by 0.03 seconds

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Jamie Cooke pipped the celebrating Frenchman to the line by 0.03 seconds
 Valentin Prades raised his fist in celebration 50metres before the finishing line

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Valentin Prades raised his fist in celebration 50metres before the finishing line

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Speaking after the race, a delighted Cooke told the BBC that he found the motivation to win following the death of his grandad.

He said: "It's a dream come true,

"I've worked so hard for this. I was really struggling on that last lap and unfortunately my grandad died last week so that was for him.

"I saw Valentin go past me and I thought 'oh no', but I just dug in and kept going to see what could happen.

"I just found in the last 100m that I had something left in my legs."

THIS the spectacular moment Jamie Cooke took full advantage of Frenchman Valentin Prades' complacency to win the modern pentathlon.