Sisters from Arkansas Compete in Rio

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Isaksen sisters in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 18: Sisters Isabella Isaksen (R) and Margaux Isaksen of the United States high five during the Modern Pentathlon Womens Fencing: classification round on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Youth Arena on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Two Arkansas sisters have begun competition at the Olympic Games in the women’s individual modern pentathlon.

The event kicked off Day 1 Thursday with the fencing ranking round.

NBCOlympics.com reports that Team USA’s Margaux Isaksen, 24, appeared to injure herself in Round 7 against Xiaonan Zhang of China. She was seen getting her ankle taped afterwards in between rounds.

Isaksen has been battling injuries during the 2015-2016 season and hopes to rebound in Rio. She finished with 208 points, winning just over half of her bouts to finish 14th overall.

In her Olympic debut, Isabella Isaksen, 22, had a strong showing in the competition and finished 8th overall with 220 points.

The Isaksen sisters are from Fayetteville.

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