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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Modern Pentathlon line-up revealed

Modern Pentathlon
  • Five Olympic medallists and 11 world champions set for ultimate challenge
  • Eight countries from four continents achieve maximum athlete quota
  • President Schormann backs pentathletes to deliver ‘unforgettable competition’

The 72 athletes who will compete in Modern Pentathlon at the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been named by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).

The identity of the 36 female and 36 male qualifiers was revealed in a special digital TV broadcast on UIPM’s social media channels, kickstarting a five-week build-up to the Olympic Modern Pentathlon, which will provide one of the highlights of the Games from August 5-7.

After an epic qualification adventure on the road to Tokyo, eight countries from four continents will be represented by the maximum quota of four athletes – China, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Korea and Mexico, with 31 nations represented in all.

Only two medallists from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – silver medallists Elodie Clouvel (FRA) and Pavlo Tymoshchenko of Ukraine – feature in the line-up, which also contains London 2012 gold medallist Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania and bronze medallist Adam Marosi (HUN), as well as Beijing 2008 bronze medallist Anastasiya Prokopenko of Belarus.

Alongside those Olympic icons, another seven individual world champions will be aiming for glory in Tokyo – Volha Silkina (BLR), Gulnaz Gubaydullina (ROC), Sarolta Kovacs (HUN), two-time world champion Valentin Belaud (FRA), James Cooke (GBR), Jinhwa Jung (KOR) and Justinas Kinderis (LTU).

The importance of experience was underlined at the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships when 36-year-old Marosi (HUN) and 35-year-old Prokopenko (BLR) claimed the individual titles – but there is also a wave of disruptive young talent emerging.

Aged 21, Michelle Gulyas (HUN) is one of the youngest pentathletes to go to an Olympic Games ranked No.1 in the world, while 21-year-old Ahmed Elgendy (EGY) flies the flag for the next generation as the reigning Youth Olympic Games champion from Buenos Aires 2018.

Twelve months later than originally planned, the action will begin with the Fencing Ranking Round at Musashino Forest Plaza on August 5, followed by the rest of the Women’s Final on August 6 and the Men’s Final on August 7 – with all five disciplines taking place in one arena at Tokyo Stadium.

UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann said: “The Olympic Games is the pinnacle of our sport and my congratulations go to the 72 athletes who have qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place in 2021.

“It has been a difficult period not only for the athletes but also their coaches and trainers and support teams, with so much uncertainty linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to our strong partnerships with competition organisers in Egypt, Bulgaria and Hungary we have delivered a fair qualification pathway to the Olympic Games in a safe and secure environment.

“Now we can look forward to a very special Olympic Games, which will be a symbol of hope and regeneration for the whole world. The Modern Pentathlon is the embodiment of the Olympic values and we have 72 excellent athletes who I know will deliver an unforgettable competition for viewers in all countries watching and supporting them from home.”

Watch and follow

As well as watching the Olympic Modern Pentathlon on TV networks in all countries, supporters can download the official Tokyo 2020 app and visit the Tokyo 2020 website for content and information about Modern Pentathlon.

Followers should also stay tuned to the UIPM website and follow UIPM on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, VK, Weibo and YouTube.

 

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Modern Pentathlon qualifiers 

Women   Men
Family name Given name Country   Family name Given name Country
CARRIER Marina AUS   VILLAMAYOR Sergio ARG
PROKOPENKO Anastasiya BLR   FERNON Edward AUS
SILKINA Volha BLR   GUSTENAU Gustav AUT
GUIMARAES Ieda BRA   PALAZKOV Ilya BLR
ZHANG Mingyu CHN   BUSTOS Esteban CHI
ZHANG Xiaonan CHN   LI Shuhuan CHN
MOYA  Laura CUB   LUO Shuai CHN
CUASPUD Marcela ECU   DERS Lester CUB
KANDIL Amira EGY   KUF Jan CZE
MORSY Haydy EGY   VLACH Martin CZE
CLOUVEL Elodie FRA   ELGENDY Ahmed EGY
OTEIZA Marie FRA   HAMED Ahmed EGY
FRENCH Kate GBR   HEREDIA Aleix ESP
MUIR Joanna GBR   BELAUD Valentin FRA
LANGREHR Rebecca GER   PRADES Valentin FRA
SCHLEU Annika GER   CHOONG Joseph GBR
GULYAS Michelle HUN   COOKE James GBR
KOVACS Sarolta HUN   DOGUE Patrick GER
COYLE Natalya IRL   LIEBIG Fabian GER
MICHELI Elena ITA   FERNANDEZ Charles GUA
SOTERO Alice ITA   KASZA Robert HUN
SHIMAZU Rene JPN   MAROSI Adam HUN
TAKAMIYA Natsumi JPN   IWAMOTO Shohei JPN
POTAPENKO Elena KAZ   ILYASHENKO Pavel KAZ
KIM Sehee KOR   JUN Woongtae KOR
KIM Sunwoo KOR   JUNG Jinhwa KOR
ASADAUSKAITE Laura LTU   SVECOVS Pavels LAT
VENCKAUSKAITE Gintare LTU   KINDERIS Justinas LTU
ARCEO Mariana MEX   CARRILLO Duilio MEX
OLIVER Mayan MEX   SANDOVAL Alvaro MEX
MALISZEWSKA Anna POL   GUTKOWSKI Lukasz POL
BATASHOVA Uliana ROC   STASIAK Sebastian POL
GUBAYDULLINA Gulnaz ROC   LIFANOV Alexander ROC
OZYUKSEL Ilke TUR   TYMOSHCHENKO Pavlo UKR
SCHULTZ Samantha USA   ELGEZIRY Amro USA
FAKHRUTDINOVA Alise UZB   SAVKIN Alexander UZB

 

 

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