POSTED: Friday June 1st 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UIPM Announces Modern Pentathlon Olympic Qualified Athletes

Modern Pentathlon
Modern Pentathlon

The riding and combined event will happen at Greenwich Park
The riding and combined event will happen at Greenwich Park

After over 12 months of travelling the world on the unforgiving International Modern Pentathlon circuit, 72 athletes are one step closer to reaching their Olympic dream.
"UIPM is very proud of the high level performances that all athletes chasing Olympic qualification have produced over the past 12 months" stated UIPM Secretary General Joël Bouzou, who himself competed in 4 Olympic Games.
"Nations from every continent will line up in London, proving just how globally diverse Modern Pentathlon is. I am confident that this group of athletes will make the sport proud at its 100 year anniversary of being in the Olympic movement" concluded Mr Bouzou.
The below athletes have earned qualification in the Modern Pentathlon event at London 2012 Olympic Games on 11-12 August 2012 through either continental qualification or the Olympic World Rankings, which closed yesterday.
These athletes now need to be selected by their respective National Olympic Committees to compete in London. As only 2 athletes per nation are able to line up in London, nations such as Russia, Hungary, Great Britain, Germany, Korea, Italy and China, which have qualified more than 2 athletes, have to notify UIPM by 15 June, of the athletes they are selecting to battle for gold at Greenwich Park.
Once these nations have selected, UIPM will release the 2nd round of allocation on June 16, to fill up the 36 male and 36 female places available.
Please see below the first round allocation of qualified athletes and how they qualified:
Men
2011 Asian Championships
Jin-Woo Hong (KOR)
Zhongrong Cao (CHN)
Jinhwa Jung (KOR)
Shinichi Tomii (JPN)
Guan Wang (CHN)
2011 World Cup Final
Robert Kasza (HUN)
2011 Oceanian Championships
Edward Fernon (AUS)
2011 African Championships
Yasser Hefny (EGY)
2011 European Championships
Andrei Moiseev (RUS)
Serguei Karyakin (RUS)
Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy (UKR)
James Cooke (GBR)
Federico Giancamilli (ITA)
Ilia Frolov (RUS)
Steffen Gebhardt (GER)
Pierpaolo Petroni (ITA)
2011 World Championships
Aleksander Lesun (RUS)
Adam Marosi (HUN)
2011 Pan American Championships
Oscar Soto (MEX)
Andrei Gheorghe (GUA)
Esteban Bustos (CHI)
Dennis Bowsher (USA)
2012 World Championships
Steffan Kollner (GER)
Nicola Benedetti (ITA)
Riccardo de Luca (ITA)
Olympic World Ranking
Nicholas Woodbridge (GBR)
Woojin Hwang (KOR)
Pavlo Tymoschenko (UKR)
Bence Demeter (HUN)
Samuel Weale (GBR)
Justinas Kinderis (LTU)
Pavel Iliashenko (KAZ)
Stanislau Zhurauliou (BLR)
David Svoboda (CZE)
Christopher Patte (FRA)
Women
2011 Asian Championships
Qian Chen (CHN)
Yihua Miao (CHN)
Yanyan Wu (CHN)
Soo jin Yang (KOR)
Shino Yamanaka (JPN)
2011 Oceanian Championships
Chloe Esposito (AUS)
2011 World Cup Final
Lena Schoneborn (GER)
2011 African Championships
Aya Medany (EGY)
2011 European Championships
Adrienn Toth (HUN)
Victoria Tereshuk (UKR)
Amelie Caze (FRA)
Laura Asadauskaite (LTU)
Elena Rublevska (LAT)
Sarolta Kovacs (HUN)
Freyja Prentice (GBR)
Ekaterina Khuraskina (RUS)
2011 Pan American Games
Margaux Isakesen (USA)
Yane Marques (BRA)
Tamara Vega (MEX)
Melanie McCann (CAN)
2012 World Championships
Mhairi Spence (GBR)
Samantha Murray (GBR)
Anastaysia Propkopenko (BLR)
Olympic World Ranking
Elodie Clouvel (FRA)
Heather Fell (GBR)
Anika Schleu (GER)
Eva Trautmann (GER)
Natalie Dianova (CZE)
Yuliya Kolegova (RUS)
Sabrina Crognale (ITA)
Janine Kohlmann (GER)
Katy Burke (GBR)
Donna Vakalis (CAN)
Tatiana Yelizarova (BLR)

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Keywords · Modern Pentathlon · Olympics · Fence · Run · Swim · Ride · Shoot · London · 2012 · Lena Schoneborn · Andrei Moiseev


Name: Matt Pound
Organization: Union Internationale De Pentathlon Moderne - UIPM
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