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UIPM Para Sports Spotlight: Port Said (EGY) to host three Para World Championships events

Para Pentathlon

A three-sport UIPM Para World Championships will be a special highlight of the UIPM 2024 Biathle-Triathle World Championships in Port Said (EGY) from October 10-13.

Recognising the strength of the Para Pentathlon movement in Egypt, and the potential to create a truly inclusive celebration of para sport during this competition, three World Championship medals will be on offer to participants across Para Laser Run, Para Biathle and Para Triathle.

As the three events together have already proved a hit with para athletes and teams from around the world, the October competition is expected to attract record numbers.

It continues to be a busy year for the UIPM Para Sports movement, with a range of opportunities around the world. 

From May 31 to June 2, there will be a three-day UIPM Classifier Education Training course running alongside the European Invitational Para Laser Run 2024 in Oviedo (ESP).

The aim of the course is to foster a vibrant classifier community, connecting potential classifiers and enabling them to learn more about Para Pentathlon, add to their skill set and contribute to the growth of the sport with the opportunity to classify athletes onsite. Click here to read more (in English or Spanish) and sign up.

Any athletes with physical, intellectual or visual impairments who would like to take part in the European Invitational Para Laser Run from June 1-2 can click here to read more (in English or Spanish) and sign up.

These opportunities are provided by Liverpool John Moores University in Great Britain, in partnership with the UIPM Para Pentathlon Commission. Click here to contact the course leader for more information.

The Para Commission has also confirmed the inclusion of Para Laser Run heats in the European Biathle-Triathle and Laser Run Championships in Funchal (POR) on July 6, as well as the inclusion of Para heats in the UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour in Singapore on July 14.

Andrew Collings, UIPM Para Pentathlon Commission Chair, said: “It is fantastic to see Para Pentathlon growing organically around the world.

“We saw some good participation in the recent ‘come and try’ event in Singapore. We are also seeing growing interest in sport participation not only from athletes but also from parents across Africa, Asia and Oceania.”

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