UIPM reveals Committees and Commissions for Paris 2024 Olympic cycle
MONACO: January 5, 2022 – The Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) has revealed the composition of all Commissions and Committees for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games cycle.
As part of its ongoing commitment to gender equality – which has existed in all UIPM competitions since the first Modern Pentathlon World Championships for women and men in 1981 in London (GBR) – the Union has launched a new Women’s Commission, chaired by Cassandra Choh of Singapore.
The other members of the Women’s Commission are Kseniya Gulyamova of Uzbekistan, Yane Marques OLY of Brazil, Aya Medany OLY of Egypt and Dora Palli of Greece.
In total there are seven Committees and 11 Commissions, each made up of dedicated members of the global UIPM Sports family and working closely with the Executive Board and Headquarters.
The elected representatives will sit until December 2024 and will begin their duties with virtual meetings in January and February 2022 ahead of the start of the UIPM competition season.
London 2012 Olympian and two-time world youth champion Yasser Hefny OLY (EGY) will chair the UIPM Athletes Committee from 2022-24, taking over from his compatriot Aya Medany OLY, who stood down after taking up a new position as a Member of the Egyptian Parliament.
The UIPM Athletes Committee – announced alongside the make-up of the UIPM Coaches Committee in June 2021 – contains four other new faces: James Cooke OLY of Great Britain, Natalya Coyle OLY of Ireland, Sophia Hernandez of Guatemala and Rebecca Jamieson of New Zealand.
Christian Roudaut of France has been re-appointed as Chair of the Coaches Committee, like fellow Chairs Janusz Peciak OLY of Poland (Technical Committee) and Dr Natalja Ofitserova of Belarus (Medical Committee). All three, along with Hefny (EGY), will have a place on the UIPM Executive Board.
The five newcomers on the Coaching Committee are Florence Dinichert OLY of Switzerland, two-time Olympic champion Andrei Moiseev OLY of Russia, London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Zhongrong Cao OLY of China, Raoud Mahrous OLY (EGY), Dean Gleeson of Australia and Genadijus Sokolovas of the United States.
Dr Dapeng Bao (CHN) is the only new face on the Medical Committee, while the Business Affairs Committee welcomes new members Ana Luisa Almeida (BRA) and Mohamed Hamdy Gad (EGY).
A new-look Technical Committee contains six fresh faces: Agnese Tommasi of Belgium, Ali Assem (EGY), Rui Lucena of Portugal, Zhenhua Qian OLY (CHN), Edyta Maloszyc (POL) and Andrea Dell'Amore (ITA).
The Innovation Commission will again be chaired by Ivar Sisniega OLY of Mexico, while the Equipment Commission chaired by Bernhard Petruschinski (GER) and for Para Commission chaired by Andrew Collings (NZL) will be at the forefront of future developments and improvements in UIPM sport equipment and the UIPM Para Sports movement.
Click here to view the full list of UIPM Committees and Commissions.