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UIPM 2023 Pentathlon World Cup Final: Oteiza (FRA) stands out in Women’s Semi-finals

Modern Pentathlon
  • Defending champion Clouvel (FRA) chases team-mate into Final
  • World champion Micheli (ITA) wins second Semi-final ahead of Seong (KOR)
  • Three qualifiers from Lithuania as athletes chase Paris 2024 Olympic places

Marie Oteiza of France is in the vanguard of the women’s event at the UIPM 2023 Pentathlon World Cup Final, closely followed by her compatriot Elodie Clouvel (FRA).

Oteiza (FRA) won the first of two Semi-finals after achieving the highest score of 24V/11D in the Fencing Ranking Round, which means she will begin the Women’s Final on Super Saturday (June 3) five points ahead of the defending champion, Clouvel (FRA).

Three athletes qualified for the Women’s Final after scoring 21V/13D – Rebecca Langrehr of Germany, Karolina Krenkova of Czech Republic and Seungmin Seong of Korea, while Lithuania was the most prolific country in having three qualifiers – Ieva Serapinaite, Laura Asadauskaite and Gintare Venckauskaite.

Oteiza (FRA) cruised home by 6sec in Semi-final A, followed by Alice Sotero of Italy and Clouvel (FRA).

The 2022 world champion, Elena Micheli (ITA), was first across the line in Semi-final B, 1sec ahead of Seong (KOR) with local favourite Ilke Ozyuksel of Türkiye and two-time Olympic medallist Asadauskaite (LTU) jointly finishing 3rd.

The full list of qualifiers for the Women’s Final is as follows:

Rank Name Nation Points
1 MICHELI Elena ITA 1352
2 SEONG Seungmin KOR 1351
3 OZYUKSEL Ilke TUR 1349
5 LANGREHR Rebecca GER 1345
6 OTEIZA Marie FRA 1334
8 SOTERO Alice ITA 1328
9 GREEN Olivia GBR 1325
10 JURT Anna SUI 1325
11 CLOUVEL Elodie FRA 1324
12 KRENKOVA Karolina CZE 1322
13 KIM Sehee KOR 1320
14 ARCEO Mariana MEX 1318
15 DOMINIAK Natalia POL 1318
17 BRYSON Kerenza GBR 1314
18 EUDES Anais BEL 1305

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 competition continues on June 2 with the Men’s Semi-finals. Visit the UIPM website or download the “UIPM Central” app to keep track of competition results.

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Competition schedule

UIPM 2023 Pentathlon World Cup Final

Times denote start of UIPM.TV live coverage (CEST)

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)

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