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UIPM 2024 Laser Run World Championships: Wu and Liu complete ‘triple crown’ for China

Laser Run

Xiyao Wu teamed up with Zhenfeng Liu to help China complete their dominance of the senior categories at the UIPM 2024 Laser Run World Championships.

Men’s Individual bronze medallist Liu (CHN) fought to the end of a captivating Mixed Relay to deliver the host nation a third senior gold medal in successive days, following the individual victories of Wu (CHN) and Shuai Luo (CHN).

The Mixed Relay was the hardest of the three to secure, with less than 2sec combining the gold, silver and bronze medallists. Lorenzo Macias and Mariana Arceo of Mexico came within 1sec of the title after a late surge, with Shyra Mae Aranzado and Samuel German of Philippines also involved in an incredible three-way sprint finish.

On the final day of Laser Run before Modern Pentathlon takes prominence in the Zhengzhou Olympic Sports Centre, there was a notable success at Junior level for Juliana Shane Sevilla and Melvin Sacay (PHI), while China and Egypt each won three of the Youth categories and there were two Masters gold medals for South Africa.

With 550 athletes representing 24 countries, the Laser Run World Championships was a global showcase of UIPM’s most popular development sport with athletes of all generations coming together to compete for world titles in age grades from Under 9 to Masters 70+. 


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The UIPM 2024 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships are available to subscribers on UIPM.TV where annual packages cost €14.99.

Visit the UIPM website or download UIPM Central from your app store to keep track of live results. Follow World Pentathlon on FacebookInstagramTikTokX or YouTube for additional content.

The UIPM 2024 Pentathlon World Championships runs from June 9-16, based on the following schedule (UIPM TV live coverage times in Central European Summer Time).

  • Sunday, June 9 | Fencing Ranking Round: Women’s Relay & Men’s Relay
  • Monday, June 10 | Women’s Relay & Men’s Relay
  • Tuesday, June 11 | Women’s Qualification
  • Wednesday, June 12 | Men’s Qualification | Women’s Fencing Ranking Round
  • Thursday, June 13 | Women’s Semi-final A (8.45am); Semi-final B (11.30am) | Men’s Fencing Ranking Round
  • Friday, June 14 | Men’s Semi-final A (8.45am); Semi-final B (11.30am)
  • Saturday, June 15 | Women’s Final (4am) | Men’s Final (10.30am)
  • Sunday, June 16 | Mixed Relay (10.30am)

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