Skip to main content

UIPM 2022 Youth World Championships: Egypt claim U19 Women’s Relay title


Egypt stood out on the second day of the UIPM 2022 Youth World Championships with success in the Under 19 Women’s Relay.

Day 2 of the combined age-group competition in Lignano Sabbiadoro (ITA) also featured qualification for the Under 17 Men’s Semi-final, with 36 athletes moving forward to the second phase.

Under 19 Day 2

Malak Ismail (EGY) retained the Women’s Relay title she won on home soil in Alexandria (EGY) last year after an excellent win alongside Zeina Amer (EGY).

Silver went to Verity Clements and Gabrielle Holland of Great Britain while Korea achieved their second bronze in successive days thanks to Yena Kim and Sumin Shin.

Again, there was a multi-continental appearance to the top of the leaderboard as Mexico (5th) joined Hungary (4th) and France (6th) in the top six. 

Egypt (Amer/Ismail) narrowly topped the standings in Fencing with 19V/7D and four points in the Bonus Round. Host nation representatives Sara Forti and Teresa Gioia of Italy managed 18 victories, one more than Great Britain (Clements/Holland).

Italy (Forti/Gioia) performed best in Swimming, timing 2:09.48 to keep the pressure on 2nd-fastest Egypt (Amer/Ismail), with Maja Marcinkowska and Pola Wolska of Poland timing 2:11.14.

Egypt (Amer/Ismail) produced a solid Laser Run to hold on to pole position as the home challenge fell away, allowing Great Britain (Clements/Holland) to push through strongly for silver. By far the quickest Laser Run was delivered by Korea (Kim/Shin), who timed 13:35.32 to put a 20sec margin between themselves and 4th-placed Hungary (Lili Gyarmati & Laura Walthier).

Under 17 Day 2

A five-strong group saw three athletes cross the line together for 855 points at the end of the first Men’s Individual U17 qualification heat – Krystian Trepczyk (POL), Almos Kiss-Szollosi (HUN) and Marwan Allam (EGY).

The second heat was won far more convincingly by Romulo Vasconcelos of Brazil, 9sec ahead of Adam Peter (HUN), Oleksandr Melynk of Ukraine, Ahmet Onder of Turkey and Bartosz Szmytke (POL).

The full list of 36 qualifiers for the Men’s U17 Semi-finals is as follows:

 Rank  Name  MP Points
 1   ALLAM Marwan  855 
 2   KISS-SZOLLOSI Almos  855 
 4   MARTINEZ Ernesto  854 
 5   AGAVRILOAIE Denis  853 
 6   MIRANDA Gandhy Margarito  848 
 7   SADEK TAREK  847 
 8   ISSAKA IDELARGE Mathis  847 
 9   KORNEL Matej  846 
 10   KANG Dohoon  846 
 11   CHUVASHOV Lev  846 
 12   RADOMYSKI Igor  846 
 13   FLEUROT Axel  840 
 14   THIEKE Vitus  837 
 15   GRIGOROV Tomas  832 
 17   PETER Adam  855 
 19   ÖNDER Ahmet ege  855 
 20   SZMYTKE Bartosz  855 
 21   FURDERER Karl  854 
 22   ELHADY Yassin  854 
 23   ZAKI Osama  854 
 24   FORREST Sebastian  848 
 25   GOZZOLI Matteo  848 
 26   MURRAY Jack  843 
 27   TOTH Akos  843 
 28   GARCIA Elias  842 
 29   BOUVET Mattia  840 
 31   SMAILI Sofian  836 
 32   GOMEZ Axel Hiram  836 
 33   GARCIA MARCOS  833 
 34   MACHAJ Adam  830 
 36   PULIDO RAUL  827 

Watch and follow

The UIPM 2022 Youth World Championships runs from September 4-11, continuing on Tuesday, September 6 with the U19 Mixed Relay and U17 Women’s Semi-finals.

Visit the UIPM website or download ‘UIPM Central’ from your app store to keep track of live results throughout the UIPM 2022 Youth World Championships.

Follow World Pentathlon on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram throughout the season for additional content.


Competition schedule

UIPM 2022 Youth World Championships (U19/U17)

September 6: (U19) Mixed Relay; (U17) Women’s Semi-finals

September 7: (U19) Women’s Qualification; (U17) Men’s Semi-finals

September 8: (U19) Men’s Qualification; (U17) Women’s Final, Men’s Final

September 9: (U19) Women’s Semi-finals; (U17) Women’s Relay

September 10: (U19) Men’s Semi-finals; (U17) Men’s Relay

September 11: (U19) Women’s Final; Men’s Final; (U17) Mixed Relay

Upcoming events