European Games 2023 adopts seven-day Modern Pentathlon programme
The Krakow 2023 European Games will feature the new Modern Pentathlon format and a bumper seven-day programme, organisers have confirmed.
Originally the Modern Pentathlon competition was earmarked for five days but following negotiations between the European Modern Pentathlon Confederation, the local organising committee in Poland and the European Olympic Committees, the extended schedule was agreed.
The 3rd European Games will be the first to include Modern Pentathlon and will give European athletes a chance to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
The seven-day programme will run in the following sequence: Men’s Qualification, Women’s Qualification, Men’s Semi-Final, Women’s Semi-Final, Men’s Final, Women’s Final and Mixed Relay.
There will be a total quota of 160 athletes and the new elimination format will result in only 18 male and 18 male athletes reaching the Individual Finals.
UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann, who turned 75 on July 17, 2021