The Italian Federation of Modern Pentathlon elected Professor Valter Magini to be their new President after the 66-year-old took 77.17 % of the votes.
After two-time Olympic Champion Andrey Moiseev was present to voice his support for the World Cup Final in Nizhny Novgorod at the event press conference last month, UIPM felt it was time to celebrate one of the sport’s all-time greats. Eduardo Valle reports on the recently retired Russian icon.
It was an impressive day for the pentathletes from China on the day of Qualification for the Men at the UIPM World Cup #3 in Chengdu with Group A seeing a one, two, three finish by the local boys and Group B being won by another of their compatriots. No one would have predicted such results early on in the day with the usual suspects dominating in the fencing and swimming events at the Pierre de Coubertin Modern Pentathlon stadium.
World Cup #3 got underway at the quality facilities of the Pierre de Coubertin Stadium in Chengdu, China, with the Women’s Qualifications yesterday. There was some exquisite fencing followed by some blistering times in the pool before the athletes then had to contend with some soring temperatures in the combined event.
The state of the art facilities at the Pierre de Coubertin Modern Pentathlon Stadium in Chengdu welcomed a whole host of journalists from across China this morning for the UIPM World Cup #3 Press Conference. All eager to learn about the sport’s new format and see first-hand what was in store during the five-day competition, the local and national media delegates were very inquisitive.
Hampshire schoolgirl Emily Jenkinson collected an impressive seventh successive title at the Pentathlon GB British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships in London on Sunday 24 March.
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.