2020 World University Championship heading to Vila Real (POR)
The 2nd World University Modern Pentathlon Championship will be held in Vila Real, Portugal, in 2020.
The event will be hosted by the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) and the award of the championship follows an evaluation process carried out by FISU, which governs world university sports.
The announcement comes as Budapest (HUN) continues its preparations to host the 1st WUC from July 3-8, 2018.
UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann said: “When UIPM joined FISU in 2014 it was a historic moment for our sporting movement and we are very much looking forward to the first two World University Modern Pentathlon Championships in Budapest and Vila Real.
“Modern Pentathlon, which was designed by Pierre de Coubertin to be a test of mental as well as physical qualities, has strong links with university education all over the world and it is important that we create opportunities for the global student community to take part in UIPM Sports.”
The Tetrathlon format (Fencing, Swimming and Laser-Run) is adopted for university pentathlon events.