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UIPM 2022 Pentathlon World Championships: Micheli (ITA) takes share of lead

Modern Pentathlon
  • Silver medallist from 2019 puts herself in contention for world title
  • Simon (HUN) wins Semi-final alongside Clouvel (FRA)
  • Oliver (MEX), Gulyas (HUN) and Varley (GBR) among chasing pack

Elena Micheli of Italy will be one of the leading contenders on Super Saturday after performing strongly in the Semi-finals at the UIPM 2022 Pentathlon World Championships.

The 2019 silver medallist won 22 of her 35 bouts in the Fencing Ranking Round, enabling her to top the overall standings alongside fellow Women’s Final qualifiers Mayan Oliver of Mexico and Sarolta Simon of Hungary.

Two other likely challengers are lurking close behind, as Elodie Clouvel of France and Michelle Gulyas (HUN) each scored 20V/15D.

Simon (HUN) and world No.1 Clouvel (FRA) were the fastest finishers in Semi-final A, with Great Britain duo Olivia Green and Jessica Varley close behind.

Micheli (ITA) was first across the line in Semi-final B, followed closely by Gulyas (HUN) and Sunwoo Kim of Korea.

Great Britain (Green, Varley and Charlie Follett) and Korea (Kim, Haeun Jang and Seungmin Seong) each had three qualifiers. Salma Abdelmaksoud and Malak Ismail of Egypt ensured there would be a strong home representation in the Final.

The UIPM 2022 Pentathlon World Championships reach a climax tomorrow (July 30) with the Men’s and Women’s Finals followed by the Mixed Relay on July 31.

Live stream of all Semi-finals and Finals is available on UIPM.TV and all competition results are available at the UIPM website.

The 18 athletes who qualified for the Women’s Final are:

Rank Name Nation MP Points
1 MICHELI Elena ITA 1095
2 GULYAS Michelle HUN 1093
3 KIM Sunwoo KOR 1091
4 OLIVER Mayan MEX 1088
5 FOLLETT Charlie GBR 1088
6 POTAPENKO Elena KAZ 1085
7 OZYUKSEL Ilke TUR 1080
8 SIMON Sarolta HUN 1078
9 CLOUVEL Elodie FRA 1078
10 GREEN Olivia GBR 1076
11 SEONG Seungmin KOR 1075
12 VARLEY Jessica GBR 1074
13 JANG Haeun KOR 1074
14 HEREDIA Laura ESP 1073
15 ABDELMAKSOUD Salma EGY 1073
16 KRENKOVA Karolina CZE 1072
17 LANGREHR Rebecca GER 1071
18 ISMAIL Malak EGY 1071

 

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