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UIPM 2023 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest: Four-way lead after Men’s Semi-finals

Modern Pentathlon

Four athletes took a share of the lead into the Men’s Final after strong Semi-final performances on the fourth day of UIPM 2023 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest.

After a tight Fencing Ranking Round, Mohanad Shaban of Egypt could not be toppled for the third consecutive competition. However, this time three others – Linbin Zhang of China, Mihaly Koleszar of Hungary and Pavlo Tymoshchenko of Ukraine – matched his tally of 23V/12D.

Semi-final A was won by Tokyo 2020 Olympic bronze medallist Woongtae Jun of Korea, alongside his team-mate Changwan Seo (KOR) with Valentin Belaud of France only 2sec behind.

Shaban (EGY) was the first athlete home in Semi-final B, followed by host nation favourites Koleszar (HUN), Csaba Bohm (HUN) and Balazs Szep (HUN).

UIPM 2023 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest reaches its climax tomorrow with the Finals on April 29, before the Mixed Relay concludes the competition on April 30. 

A live stream is available on UIPM TV and up-to-date results of all competitions are available at the UIPM website and via the UIPM Central app.

The list of 18 qualified athletes for the Men's Final is as follows:

Rank Name Nation Points
1 SHABAN Mohanad EGY 1204
2 SEO Changwan KOR 1203
3 JUN Woongtae KOR 1203
4 BELAUD Valentin FRA 1201
5 CICINELLI Matteo ITA 1200
6 MALAN Giorgio ITA 1200
7 KOLESZAR Mihaly HUN 1200
8 VLACH Martin CZE 1198
9 SZEP Balazs HUN 1198
10 BOHM Csaba HUN 1198
11 ZHANG Linbin CHN 1197
12 DEMETER Bence HUN 1197
14 KOVALCHUK Yuriy UKR 1197
15 ELGENDY Mohamed EGY 1196
17 KUF Jan CZE 1195
18 MICOZZI Gianluca ITA 1194

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