UIPM 2023 Pentathlon World Cup Final: Oteiza (FRA), Morsy (EGY) and Shaban (EGY) star in Fencing
Seventy-two pentathletes moved a step closer to Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualification as the UIPM 2023 Pentathlon World Cup Final opened with the Fencing Ranking Round in Ankara (TUR).
The best-performing athletes in the women’s Fencing Ranking Round were Tokyo 2020 Olympians Marie Oteiza of France and Haydy Morsy of Egypt, each of whom secured 24 victories – one more than Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist and reigning champion Elodie Clouvel (FRA).
Sunwoo Kim of Korea achieved the 4th-highest placing with 22V/13D, with a quartet of athletes – Rebecca Langrehr of Germany, Salma Abdelmaksoud (EGY), Karolina Krenkova of Czech Republic and Seungmin Seong (KOR) – one victory further behind.
The men’s Fencing Ranking Round was dominated by Mohanad Shaban (EGY), who has been the standout fencer so far this season. With an impressive 25V/10D, Shaban (EGY) managed one more victory than 2022 champion Woongtae Jun (KOR) and Linbin Zhang of China.
Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion and 2022 world champion Joseph Choong of Great Britain will not be far behind when the action resumes on Friday, as he joined Manuel Padilla of Mexico and Woojin Park (KOR) on a solid 22 victories.
The winner of the women’s and men’s Fencing disciplines will be announced after the Fencing Bonus Round of the individual finals.
Visit the UIPM website or download the “UIPM Central” app to view the full results.
Road to Paris 2024
The first direct qualification quota places for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be won on 3 June – the individual finals day at the UIPM 2023 Pentathlon World Cup Final.
There are another 14 competitions taking place in 2023 and 2024 where points count towards the dream of competing in the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in Paris (FRA). Discover the Modern Pentathlon qualification pathway.
Watch and follow
Live coverage of the UIPM 2023 Pentathlon World Cup Final is available to subscribers on UIPM.TV where annual packages cost €14.99.
The Semi-finals take place on June 1-2, followed by the Women’s Final and Men’s Final on June 3 and the Mixed Relay on June 4. See full schedule below, with times denoting start of UIPM.TV live coverage (CEST).
June 1: Women’s Semi-Final A (9am) | Women’s Semi-final B (3pm)
June 2: Men’s Semi-Final A (9am) | Men’s Semi-final B (3pm)
June 3: Women’s Final (9am) | Men’s Final (3pm)
June 4: Mixed Relay (11.30am)