Japanese wealth gears up for Olympic 2020 by positively hosting its first major international modern pentathlon event since the 1964 sports. Japan bowled backs the years and design to the test, as the first Olympic 2020 Games test event of 2019 came to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday. Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platform for Olympic Tickets. Olympic Modern Pentathlon fans can book Olympic Modern Pentathlon tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.
A total of 72 athletes from more than 20 countries lined up for the UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Cup Final, with the sport’s leading names all hoping to grab one of two succeeding places for the Sports next summer.
Following the Olympics format, the event providing the Olympic 2020 Organizing Committee and the game’s governing body, the International Modern Pentathlon Union, with a logistical clothing repetition over four days of penetrating rivalry at the Musashino Forest Game Plaza.
Lithuanian star Laura Asadauskaite certainly agreed. The London 2012 gold medalist reserved her place in the field for Olympic 2020 after beating Rio 2016 silver medal-winner Elodie Clouvel to the women’s world title on Friday, and she cannot wait to return to the Japanese capital.
“Nowadays is a very happy day,” Asadauskaite expressed the UIPM. “I had a very good barrier, a good ride and swim and also a decent laser run. I’m very happy because I have the qualification for the Olympic Games. See you next year when I will come back here – l like this city very much. I think I am ready for the Olympic Games.”
Despite narrowly missing out on a return ticket to Tokyo, silver medalist Clouvel remained upbeat.
“The organization has been very good and the complex is amazing, and I am (still) confident about coming back for the Olympic Games,” the 30-year-old French athlete told the UIPM.
In the men’s occasion, Joseph Choong of GB out hurried Germany’s Marvin Dogue on Saturday in a recurrence of the final laser run of the regular WC period. One of the many considerate traces added to the complex by the organizers were portrayals of Baron Pierre de Coubertin either side of the first jump on the equestrian course.
The father of the modern Olympic Sports was also the forefather of modern pentathlon, first introducing the sport to the wider public at the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games. The current President of the UIPM, Klaus Schormann, knows that the contrasting requirements of the five disciplines make the successful staging of a test event for the sport in 2019 even more notable.
“Not all international alliances have this competence, but we are in this situation,” Schormann said before the opening ceremony on Thursday. “I reason all of the athletes are very satisfied to compete here.”
The pentathlon events at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take place over three days in the city suburb of Chofu, around 25km to the west of the city center of Tokyo. The fencing position round will be held in the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza. The final day of rivalry will see the athletes compete in the contiguous Tokyo Stadium, unlocked in 2001, where the athletes will contest in the Swimming, Fencing bonus round, the equestrian occasion and the determining laser-run.
“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity – and we were sweating all the way through the riding and the laser runs,” Annika Schley of Germany told the UIPM on Friday after winning bronze in the women’s event.
To address the less welcome symptoms of the city’s summer climate, Tokyo 2020 and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government are taking a holistic approach, using this test event to begin trialing countermeasures in collaboration with the Japanese government and the various sports federations.
“In the conditions, the Organizing Committee has done extremely well to organize spectators and a very special atmosphere in all disciplines; the athletes like this and so do we,” UIPM Leader Schormann said after the men’s event was overwhelmed by rain on Saturday. Olympic 2020 has prepared with the Modern Pentathlon Association of Tokyo in a bizarre way. We have not ever seen such close to care to the substructure and what is needed, and we can previously say that next year we are going to have the perfect Olympic 2020 Games.”
Through the performance of its 2019 World Cup Final, modern pentathlon has become the third sport to hold a test event for Tokyo 2020, and the second to do so in the Japanese capital, following on from the sailing and water polo tests organized in late 2018.
The modern pentathlon occurrence will be followed by six more test events in July, including the Japan Open badminton championships at the same Musashino venue, and four events staged by the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee under the official brand name, “Ready, Steady, Tokyo”.