Ireland's Natalya Coyle has finished in seventh place in the women's modern pentathlon at the Olympics in Rio.

The Co Meath woman was in sixth place going into the final event - the combined run/shoot - 15 seconds off the bronze medal.

However, despite a very good shooting performance Coyle faded on the run somewhat and finished in seventh position.

The story of the final event was the performance of Australia's Chloe Esposito, who came from fourth place to overtake Poland's Oktaiwia Nowacka on her way to gold.

Nowacka faded to take the bronze medal, behind Elodie Clouvel of France.

Coyle had given herself a great chance of a medal by posting a clear round in the show jumping section of the competition, climbing from 12th to sixth place.

The two-time Olympian also posted a new swimming personal best of 2:17.38 as she improved on her ninth place finish from London 2012.