Original laser targets awarded to Rio 2016 Olympic medallists
Every pentathlete who wins a medal at the Olympic Games has enough memories to last a lifetime.
Thanks to one of UIPM’s equipment partners, the stars who graced the Olympic podium in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 can now remind themselves what it was like to compete at the Games from the comfort of their own homes.
Dr Schneider Messtechnik, the company that provided laser-shooting targets in Rio, has donated the original targets that were used by the six 2016 Olympic medallists in modern pentathlon:
· Gold: Chloe Esposito (AUS) and Alexander Lesun (RUS)
· Silver: Elodie Clouvel (FRA) and Pavlo Tymoshchenko (UKR)
· Bronze: Oktawia Nowacka (POL) and Ismael Hernandez Uscanga (MEX)
Mr Uwe Keller has now donated the six targets to the various athletes through their National Federations. Mr Keller is pictured with Kitty Chiller, President of Modern Pentathlon Australia, at the 2016 UIPM Congress.