At the start of the final self-control the laser run Mourica and defensive champion Ahmed Elgendy of Egypt were 29 seconds late the leader, Like Pillage of England to qualify for the Olympic 2020. Olympic lovers from all over the world are called to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Modern Pentathlon lovers can book Olympic Modern Pentathlon Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on reduced prices.
Pillage held a slender 7-2 advantage over a four-man team controlled by Russia’s Andrei Zueva. But, extraordinarily, one of the leading 5 were to victory a medal, swept sideways by the persistent pace set by Mourica and Elgendy. Mourcia enthused next at the second shoot and soon built a 9-2 lead.
By the time they reached the 3rd shoot, Elgendy had overtaken Zuev and was in second place. Zueva re-passed him as the final round ongoing but washed-out as first Elgendy move back in the silver medal place and then Lukasz Gostkowski of Poland boomed on by the home troop. Mourcia held on to his first place with the best laser run time of the day, ending only under seven seconds forward of Elgendy and Gostkowski.
Gostkowski was commended afterward by Janusz Peciak, Poland’s Olympic 1976gold medallist and now the UIPM Executive Board member for sport. Gutkowski had also won a silver medal in the relay previous in the Championships. The 19-year-old Mourcia had ended 25th in this challenge in Kladno in the Czech Republic last year, having been fifth in Szekesfehervar in Hungary in 2017.
The European under 19 champions in 2017, he confirmed his exciting potential at a senior level in 2018 when he ended eighth and fourth in the UIPM Pentathlon World Cup series in Cairo and Kecskemet in Hungary respectively. The participants are more prepared than before.
Mourcia said. “I am so glad. It’s incredible. I reason it’s one of the best moments of my little life. We have a large champion in my Federation, and I confidence to follow the way of world number one Valentin Prides. I hope my Federation is proud of me.”