International Triathle in Ukraine attracts neighbourly support
The Ukrainian city of Lviv hosted an international Triathle competition on May 27 that attracted more than 200 athletes from five countries.
Participants at the Lviv sports complex were aged between 8 and 50 and represented Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Lithuania and Ukraine.
Event organiser Dmytro Bublik said: “A new sport such as Triathle allows us to not only forge pentathletes but also support the development of a sport which has mass appeal.”
Viacheslav Malishev, UIPM Executive Board Member for Development, added: “This competition represents the best of what can be organized for the development of our sport.
“The competition was attended not only by young athletes but also by their parents and fans. There was a real struggle and a wonderful spirit of competition between the athletes."
Triathle has been one of UIPM’s most popular development sports since 2013, combining Swimming, Running and Shooting.