UIPM 2016 World Cup 1

Strong start to the Olympic year for Schoneborn

CAIRO, EGYPT, 26 February 2016: Lena Schoneborn (GER) has set the standard at the opening event of the elite Modern Pentathlon season by winning Women’s Individual gold at UIPM World Cup 1.

Schoneborn, the reigning World Champion, led a German 1-2 as she took the title ahead of compatriot Annika Schleu. Elodie Clouvel (FRA) completed an all-European podium as she finished 3rd, with Zsofia Foldhazi (HUN) 4th, Margaux Isaksen (USA) 5th and Natsumi Tomonaga (JPN) 6th.

Delight for home crowd as El Geziry secures the gold

CAIRO, EGYPT, 27 February 2016: A stunning home victory by Amro El Geziry (EGY) provided a dream come true for organisers and spectators at the first stage of the 2016 UIPM World Cup Series.

Cairo has become one of Modern Pentathlon’s most important venues and El Geziry, World No.5, one of the sport’s most consistent performers. His victory in the Men’s Individual Final met with roars of approval from a large and supportive crowd in the Egyptian capital.

El Geziry (EGY) had never won a World Cup event before and even though he has enjoyed some very good results at this level in the past, his win was a source of some surprise as well as delight. In the past two years when Cairo hosted a World Cup, the local favourite finished 14th and 22nd.