|1||GYENESEI. L / MAROSI. A||HUN||5790||946||2||33||1392||1||1:57.59||1100||3||2352||4||11:52.25||60|
|2||COYLE. N / BAILEY. E||IRL||5730||910||3||31||1340||4||2:01.71||1116||2||2364||2||11:49.99||+15"||55|
|3||TERESHUK. V / TYMOSHCHENKO. P||UKR||5666||802||7||25||1340||5||2:01.72||1052||7||2472||1||11:22.50||+31"||51|
|4||ZHANG. X / GUO. J||CHN||5614||910||3||31||1280||10||2:06.86||1072||5||2352||5||11:52.97||+44"||48|
|5||RUBLEVSKA. E / CERKOVSKIS. D||LAT||5570||910||3||31||1248||12||2:09.41||1080||4||2332||6||11:57.36||+55"||46|
|6||ISAKSEN. M / BOWSHER. D||USA||5546||802||7||25||1304||8||2:04.94||1124||1||2316||8||12:01.48||+61"||44|
|7||YAMANAKA. S / MIGUCHI. T||JPN||5498||766||10||23||1332||6||2:02.37||1072||6||2328||7||11:58.97||+73"||42|
|8||KOHLMANN. J / NOBIS. A||GER||5370||838||6||27||1276||11||2:07.01||904||11||2352||3||11:52.20||+105"||40|
|9||OLIVEIRA. P / FAGUNDES. D||BRA||5138||586||13||13||1300||9||2:05.17||948||9||2304||9||12:04.08||+163"||39|
|10||GARZO. A / IMERI. J||GUA||4936||748||12||22||1216||14||2:12.12||924||10||2048||11||13:08.74||+213"||38|
|11||ROSAS. J / ORTIZ. B||CHI||4734||586||13||13||1244||13||2:09.69||976||8||1928||12||13:38.13||+264"||37|
|12||ARCEO. M / INZUNZA. J||MEX||4352||784||9||24||1344||3||2:01.50||0||14||2224||10||12:24.08||+359"||36|
|13||RIMSAITE. D / FROLOV. I||RUS||2328||1000||1||36||1328||7||2:02.83||0||12||0||0||0:00.||+865"||35|
|14||DIANOVA. N / KUF. J||CZE||2114||766||10||23||1348||2||2:01.32||0||12||0||0||0:00.||+919"||34|
Olympic record holder in the swim, Hungarian Sarolta Kovacs (pictured) was beaten in the pool by her group B teammate and world recodr holder Zsofia Foldhazi by a good 2 seconds. Foldhazi won in a time of 2:12.31 whilst Yufei Bian (CHN) and Katy Burke (GBR) came in close behind Kovacs in 3rd and 4th respectively.
2011 World Champion from Ukraine, Victoria Tereshuk managed 5th with Priscila.Oliveira (BRA) less than a second behind in 6th place.
Full results can be found here: Direct Link: /results/competition-results/results/pentathlon/992-uipm-world-cup-1/senior/women/qualificiation_b
Following the end of the Men’s Qualification, it’s now the women’s turn. The athletes are divided into 2 qualification groups. Following the new rule which came into force the beginning of this year, the top 12 from each group + the next 12 athletes with the highest scores from both groups go through to the Final.
For the first time on the world level, the new format Combined Event took place now consisting of 4 laps of 800 meters running interspersed by 4 shooting series (still of 5 shots) and a new time out limit for shooting, dropping from 70 to 50 seconds. Olympic Champion David Svoboda (CZE) said "I am glad for the change; for the last 4 years had 3 shooting series; now shooting is more important. My team is very strong in shooting so we are happy to have this extra shooting round."
With 2 London 2012 Olympic Medalists Group C is the most watched as the athletes begin their Fence event.
Amro El Gezity (EGY) easily won the swim in 2:00.47, an astounding 4 seconds ahead of Ireland's Arthur Lanigan O Keefe. Koji Yamamota (JPN) was a split second behind in 3rd whilst Olympic Bronze Adam Marosi had the 4th fastest time. Olympic Champion David Svoboda (CZE) came in 6th place.
Check the direct link to see how they get on in the Fence: /results/competition-results/results/pentathlon/992-uipm-world-cup-1/senior/men/qualificiation_c
Jospeh Evans (GBR) produced the fastest swim time from Group A in a time of 2:01.77 a second faster than Maksim Kustov (RUS)
Winner of the fencing Aleksander Lesun (RUS) had a disappointing swim finishing 11th, however this was still enough to keep him at the top of the leaders board going into the combined event.
The World #1 will start 2 seconds ahead of Alvaro Sandoval (MEX) who finished 2nd in the fence & 6th in the swim. Daniel Thomas (AUT) and Samuel Curry (GBR) will both start 12 seconds behind Lesun.
In Group B, Hungarian Robert Kasza’s win in the Fencing with 17 bouts puts him 9 seconds ahead Omar El Geziry who came 3rd in the Fence with 16 bouts.
Joint 1st in the Fence was Alexander Nobis (GER) whilst Jianli Guo of China will start the Combined 13 seconds behind Kasza thanks to his 5th place in the Fencing following the 4th fastest swim
World #1 and 2012 World Champion Aleksander Lesun (RUS) won 18 bouts to lead Group A after the Fence but only 1 bout ahead of Thomas Daniel (AUT), Samuel Curry (GBR) and Alvaro Sandoval (MEX).
Pavlo Tymoschenko (UKR) who won this world cup when it was last held in Palm Spings 2 years ago was 2 bouts behind his team mate Pavlo Kirpulyankskyy winning 13 bouts.
Swimming specialist James Cooke (GBR) continued to shine in the pool by winning the swimming discipline in group B. Cooke posted a time of 1:59.12 which was 3 seconds quicker than Jiahao Han (CHN) and a massive 4 seconds of the Mexican Jorge Inzuna in 3rd.
Cooke said following his swim "It's pretty cold out there. Happy with my time and hopefully I can get to the final with it."
Full results can be found here: /results/competition-results/results/pentathlon/992-uipm-world-cup-1/senior/men/qualificiation_b
UIPM TV is excited to announce the 1st live webcast schedule for the year for World Cup #1 in Palm Springs, USA.
Viewers can watch all the action from the Individual and Mixed Relay finals at the first World Cup of the year.:Men's Final Friday 22 February Women's Final Saturday 23 February Mixed Relay Final Sunday 24 February
Click here for the schedule Please note all times are local time -8 GMTClick here for the direct link.
Make sure you mark your calendar, to ensure you don't miss these exciting events
The wait is over, the 2013 World Cup Series starts at Palm Springs, USA with World Cup #1.
A new World Cup Series season begins within a week in the Californian city of Palm Springs, United States. In the special local climatic conditions of height and desert, pentathletes from all the continents will kickoff the 2013 season with eyes already in Rio 2016 Olympic Games in a long term planning, and looking for ranking points for World Cup Final in a short term.
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