Monday, November 29

Modern pentathlon – cycling is not going to be the new sport

The era of riding as a discipline of the modern pentathlon ends after the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024. The UIPM confirmed this on Thursday. The other disciplines are fencing and swimming as well as a combined competition of running and shooting with a laser pistol.

Athletes protests against the association

According to the industry service “Inside the Games” have meanwhile sent more than 650 former and current pentathletes a “vote of no confidence” to the board. they were “shocked by the decision of the UIPM board of directors to abolish the discipline of horse riding”, quotes the industry service from the letter. “Without consulting its athletes and member associations, the board has undermined 109 years of modern pentathlon.”

Stand: 07.11.2021, 13:28

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