2015 International University Open in Modern Pentathlon ready to go in Mexico
The UIPM and the Mexican Modern Pentathlon Federation are organising the 2015 International University Open in collaboration with FISU and CONDDE, the Mexican University Sports Federation.
Member of FISU Family since May 2014, the UIPM has followed the indication of the FISU Executive Committee in establishing a trial event of the sport within the University framework, thus scheduling this competition for Cuernavaca (Mexico) from 27 July to 1 August 2015.
Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city of the state of Morelos, in the south of Mexico City. With a rich and diverse history dating back approximately 3,200 years, the city was the summer destination of Aztec emperors due to its stable climate and abundant vegetation. Today the city preserves these characteristics and is a modern metropolis with 330,000 inhabitants, and a strong sport-event oriented culture. Also the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Moreles is a strong supporter of the university sports movement in Cuernavaca and the 2015 International University Open.
The 2015 International University Open will last four days and it is open for university student-athletes from all over the world. The competition format will be the Tetrathlon (Swimming, Fencing and the combined Run/Shoot) – the same format that UIPM uses at the Youth Olympic Games – and will include men and women’s individual competition, as well as a mixed relay competition.