Following the FISU (Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire – International University Sports Federation) Board meeting in the Belgian capital Brussels this weekend, Modern Pentathlon was included into the World University program. The sport, under its format of Tetrathlon, will now feature at the World University Championships in 2018. 32 sports had expressed an interest in joining the program but with 50 sports already present in the FISU family, just two were chosen.
On the third and final day of the FISU EB meeting, UIPM Secretary General Shiny Fang was invited to present the case for Modern Pentathlon to be part of the program.
Accompanying her for this presentation were up and coming French athletes Geoffrey Megi and Anais Eudes (pictured, right) whose passion gave great credit to the proposal.
UIPM now looks forward to planning for its debut in 2018 and will be working closely with its Member Nations as well as with some of the best Universities worldwide to give the FISU family and its fans a great show.