Athlete Profile: Paul Pohlmann
|Date of Birth:||1984-01-23|
|Best Riding Points||1148, Milan Kadlec Memorial (2003-04-19)||940|
|Jan 1970||11th||Biathle World Championships, Monte Carlo, Monaco||Senior|
|Jan 1970||5th||Biathle World Championships, Monaco, Monaco||Junior|
|Jul 2005||22nd||Junior World championships, Moscow, Russia||Junior||Qualification B|
|Jun 2005||14th||European junior championships, Montepulciano, Italy||Junior||Qualification B|
|Jun 2003||31st||International Competition (GER), Darmstadt, Germany||Senior||Final|
|May 2003||22nd||International meeting (POL), DrzonkÃ³w, Poland||Junior||Final|
|Apr 2003||11th||Milan Kadlec Memorial, Praha, Czech Republic||Junior||Final|
NewsPentathlon GB successfully hosts first World Coaches Conference
Nov 13th Nov, 13
With 20 nations in attendance, the event at the Manchester Conference Centre over the weekend 8-10 November was a truly international affair with delegates from France, Germany, Turkey and beyond.
Aug 19th Aug, 13
Chairperson: Mr Janusz Peciak (USA) Secretary Mr José Maria Paula Santos (POR) Members: Mr Marcelo Gonçales (BRA)Dr Walid Sayed (EGY)Mrs Corine Bouzou (FRA)Mr Endre Kovats Bonamie (ESP)Mr Pedro Petrushinski (GER)Mr Carlo Passiatore (ITA)Mr Dong-Kook Chung (KOR)Mr Dmitry Menshikov (RUS)Dr Vladimir Miller (SVK) Overview: The Technical Committee is comprised of members who have had extensive experience as international judges in all five disciplines of modern pentathlon or who have had high level experience in administration of the sport. The 10 member committee is chaired by the Sport Director who is an Executive Board member. The Committee overseas all the rules governing the sport and makes recommendations for changes to the rules, competition format and technical requirements to the Executive Board. The Committee appoints 2 members to attend each of the Category A competitions and other high level competitions to ensure that the competitions are conducted according to the rules and regulations.
Russian masterclass as Lesun and Khuraskina win Mixed Relay
Mar 24th Mar, 13
There was an expression of sheer delight as World #1 Aleksander Lesun crossed the finish line into the embrace of teammate Ekaterina Khuraskina at the end of the combined event as they celebrated winning the Mixed Relay at the UIPM World Cup #2 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
January's Modern Pentathlon Newsletter
Feb 8th Feb, 13
January's edition of the Modern Pentathlon newsletter is now available to be downloaded.
Paul Robert's photo of Murray is the 2012 photo of the year
Jan 7th Jan, 13
After the year 2012 produced thousands of pictures, 20 made the 2012 photo of the year final and there could only be 1 winner. Over the past few weeks Pentathlon fans across the globe have spoken by submitting thousands of votes, which was a record, for UIPM to select picture 19 (photo on the left) as the 2012 photo of the year with an astonishing total of 51% of the votes. The photo was taken by Paul Roberts, during the during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The photo is of Samantha Murray (GBR) who is showing her pure emotion after winning a fencing bout which put her on track to win silver in London. This was even more emotional for Murray, as she lost her first 7 bouts in the Copper Box, so every hit was so valuable. In addition to winning the covered award, Paul also grabbed 2nd with photo 14, which shows Amro El Geziry (EGY) celebrating breaking the Olympic swimming record at London 2012. Roberts stated the following after he received the news: "What a year it's been, and to win the photography competition is a fantastic way to end it. Telling the Olympic story of modern pentathlon was an amazing ride, from chasing the torch around the country, to the awesome spectacle of the athletes marching into the stadium, to the small children having a go at fencing at the Come and Try it sessions in Victoria Park. But of course trying to capture the drama, excitement, euphoria and despair of the Olympic finals was the realisation of a life long goal. The images I got of Sam celebrating getting her fencing back on track, captures a small part of the drama that unfolded in the Copper Box. Only as the day went on did the significance of that victory celebration become clear! It was a roar only beaten by the crowds roar a few hours later when Sam ran back into Greenwich Park in the silver medal position! Thank you to everyone that voted for my photograph, and to Matt & Pete for the laughs, support and encouragement throughout two very long days and two incredible weeks. Modern Pentathlon is such an exciting sport to photograph, and I hope I get the chance to do it again this coming season." The centerpiece of the photo, Samantha Murray stated: "It's a real honour to have been voted as picture of the year by the public and pentathlon fans. I don't think its the best photo, but it reflects my determination to win an olympic medal. I hope it can inspire some young athletes to follow their dreams. Most of it's really cool that people voted, thank you to everyone who took part and also for Paul Roberts for his great images from this season. I can't remember what I was thinking when this image was taken, but I know that I was in fierce fighting mode and wasn't going to give anything away after coming back from a 7 defeat start." UIPM is looking forward to more exciting photos like this in 2013 from a number of photographer around the world. Get snapping!
2012 Biathle World Championships Review: Stannard & Kurikova Clinch Senior Titles
Nov 3rd Nov, 12
A record amount of athletes turned up today in the intense Dubai heat to compete in the 14th UIPM Biathle World Championships.
The Man Behind the Lens: Paul Roberts
Sep 25th Sep, 12
In 2011 Paul Roberts won the UIPM Road to London Photography Competition for the right to become UIPM’s official photographer at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Learn a bit more about the man that behind the lens of all the spectacular pictures you saw at London 2012:
Silkina Win's Punishing Fencing Session
Sep 23rd Sep, 12
Volha Silkina (BLR) has won a punishing 5 hours of fencing at the Youth World Championships Women’s Final.