Olympic Modern Pentathlon: Russia celebrates 2nd relay gold as men’s team win in Cairo qualify for Olympic 2020

Russia celebrated relay gold for another consecutive day at the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) Junior World Championships in Cairo to qualify for Tokyo Olympic. 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.

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Their men’s pairing of Serge Baranov and Alexander Lifanov started the day hopeful to repeat the attainment of their team-fellow Alena Popova and Sofia Serkin. After winning the fencing occasion and a solid 3rd position in the swimming, the Russian team outdid the complete standings forward of South Korea’s Lee Jihun and Jun Woongtae in Russia.

Both combinations writhed in the riding event, but the Russian team lengthy their advantage over their adjacent rivals, which took them to the edge of victory heading into the joint categories.

Baranov and Lifanov rubber marked their win after creating the second most rapid time in the joint event by ending in 11min 11.16sec, giving them a final score of 1,526 points.

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South Korea held onto their second place in the standings by ending on a score of 1,509 points, while Italy completed the podium by finishing on 1,495. The Italian medal disappointed the home crowd in Cairo, with Egypt ending in 4th position having accrued 1,482 points during the contesting.

Sherif El-Erian said “We are very glad about the method the contesting is unfolding with these young sportspersons from numerous different nations gathering for competition, for glory but also for joy. We can look that everything is running very smoothly and I am sure we will maintain this good atmosphere for the coming days in the singles and mixed relay.”

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The Junior World Championships are due to continue tomorrow with the women’s single qualification set to take place. Men’s qualification will then be held the following day before the single contesting drew to inference on Friday and Saturday respectively. The mixed team relay is arranged to bring the Championships to an inference on Sunday.

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