Happy birthday Mr President: special wishes for Dr Klaus Schormann as he turns 75
Members of the UIPM Executive Board have created a chorus of congratulations for UIPM’s long-serving President, Dr Klaus Schormann, on the occasion of his 75th birthday (July 17, 2021).
Dr Schormann, from Germany, has been President of UIPM since 1993, after a five-year spell as Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations. Between 1994 and 1996 he was President of the umbrella governing body, UIPMB (Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne et Biathlon).
Having led the global Modern Pentathlon community through six Olympic Games (Atlanta 1996 - Rio 2016), with a seventh about to begin in Tokyo (JPN) in 2021, he was inaugurated to the UIPM Hall of Fame in 2018.
As he celebrates his birthday at home with his wife Karin, the following tributes were paid to the UIPM President by Members of the Executive Board:
Our Dear President, our Dear Klaus.
You are like an oak tree for UIPM.
Africa finds in you patience, stability and wisdom.
Wish you many happy returns of the day and may you still lead us for long.
- Nundkishor Fakun, African Confederation President
I would like to wish Mr President a happy birthday, wishing him all the best and thanks to him for supporting younger generations and especially the athletes throughout their careers.
- Aya Medany, Chair of the UIPM Athletes Committee
I want to send my best wishes to our President Schormann, hoping he will continue a lot more years. I send him a big hug.
- Juan Manzo, UIPM Vice President
Klaus, congratulations on this milestone; moreover, thank you for your help and mentoring over the last 25 years – since your birthday party we organized in Atlanta 1996 at the first UIPM hospitality house!
- John Helmick, UIPM Treasurer
I have known Klaus for some time having competed in Modern Pentathlon at the same time in the late 1960s. In all this time his passion for the sport has never ceased.
I congratulate Klaus on reaching this significant birthday.
- Martin Dawe, UIPM Executive Board Member for Marketing
Klaus was and continues to be an invaluable mentor with encyclopaedic information about Modern Pentathlon, world sport politics, art, global history and many other interests. Working with Klaus over the years has enabled me to see at first hand his tremendous working capacity and speaking talent which make him a true political leader who is instantly recognisable.
I would like to offer my congratulations to Klaus on his 75th birthday and mention especially Karin and the important role she plays. Wishing you both good health and all the best for the future!
- Viacheslav Malishev, UIPM Executive Board Member for Development
Best 75th birthday wishes from our family to yours,
- Rob Stull (NORCECA Confederation President), Doug Stull and Lori Norwood-Stull
This is an important birthday and life milestone, especially in such a significant year of 2021! A lot of great things are happening for our sport under the leadership of the UIPM President in the face of threats from around the world. UIPM is fortunate to have a President who contributed his whole life for the sport, and we look forward to being led by him for the future! Happy Birthday Klaus!
- Shiny Fang, UIPM Secretary General
- Read Dr Klaus Schormann’s biography to find out more about the UIPM President.