POSTED: Friday October 28th 2011

UIPM to Crown the 2011 Modern Pentathlon Champion of Champions

The search for the best of the best Modern Pentathlete is about to begin at the Champion of Champions in Sicily, Italy on 29-30 October 2011.
18 of the best men and women Pentathletes of 2011 will line up hoping to secure the €50,000 price purse available and the prestigious title of 2011 Champion of Champions.
UIPM President Dr h.c. Klaus Schormann: "This is the 1st time this significant event has occurred in this format. We are happy that the majority of the Champions are coming to compete for the title in beautiful Sicily.
We are confident the Italians will do a fantastic job linked to the 2012 World Championships in Rome. UIPM is looking forward to making Sicily a prime location for more future UIPM events and training camps" continued President Schormann.
With the field including Olympic, World, Continental, World Cup and National champion's competition for gold will be extremely fierce.
Current World Champion Victoria Tereshuk (UKR) will be hoping to keep her world beating form to cap off a breakthrough year and cement herself on top ahead of the Olympic Games.
Olympic Champion Lena Schoneborn (GER) will be thinking the same after winning everything this year except the World Championships. After a disappointing World Championships she will want to finish the season on a high.
All eyes will be on the African Champion Aya Medany (EGY), who will be making a comeback after having her season ruined by injury.
In the men's field World #1 Aleksander Lesun (RUS) has had a year of silver medals (World Cup Final, World Championships & World Cup #2). He will want to finish the year in golden style by showing the World why he is world #1 and one of the favourites for 2012 Olympic gold.
World Cup Final Champion Robert Kasza (HUN) will come to Southern Italy in strong form as he is desperate to show the World that he can be regarded as the best and become the 2011 Champion of Champions.
UIPM Secretary General Joël Bouzou: "In addition to the high level Modern Pentathlon competition there will be an information seminar on the 27 & 28 October for all coaches and officials to learn more about the new environmentally friendly laser shooting technology which made a successful debut in 2012."
Modern Pentathlon fans have the chance to follow this unique event by watching the live webcast, reading the live updates and viewing the results in real time at the home of Modern Pentathlon,

Competition Schedule:
27 October     Laser Seminar
28 October     Laser Seminar
29 October     Women's Final
30 October     Men's Individual Final

Will Tereshuk repeat his extraordinary performance from the World Championships? Will Lesun finally get that 2011 gold medal? Will Schoneborn finish 2011 in style? Let's see… Come and back your national heroes and visit, during the Champion of Champions and see who will become the best of the best for 2011!

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Keywords · Modern Pentathlon · Olympics · Fence · Run · Swim · Ride · Shoot · London · 2012 · Champion of Champions · Sicily · Italy · Schoneborn · Svoboda · Lesun · Medany · Tereshuk

Name: Matt Pound
Organization: Union Internationale De Pentathlon Moderne - UIPM
Phone: +377 9777 8555

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