Heredia (ESP) and Fleurot (FRA) reign supreme in Trophee Christophe Ruer in Perpignan (FRA)
Laura Heredia of Spain and Ugo Fleurot of France emerged victorious in a high-quality bilateral field that gathered to contest the Trophee Christophe Ruer in Perpignan / St Cyprien (FRA) on February 13-14.
With French and Spanish athletes competing for the medals in a venue close to the border between the two countries, Heredia (ESP) fought off the challenge of silver medallist Marie Oteiza (FRA) and bronze medallist Elodie Clouvel (FRA) to claim an impressive Women’s Individual gold.
Fleurot (FRA) had less competition from the Spanish side but still emerged with huge credit for winning Men’s Individual gold ahead of silver medallist Jean-Baptiste Mourcia (FRA) and Pierre Dejardin (FRA), who completed the podium.
The Modern Pentathlon competition was arranged in partnership between the French Modern Pentathlon Federation, the Regional Commitee of Occitanie and the Pentathlon club of Perpignan.
It was one of the first elite events to be staged in 2021, with many countries still encountering difficulties in arranging international competitions due to travel restrictions associated with the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.