MODERN PENTATHLON Preview: First World Cup of 2019 getting ready in Cairo

The 2019 Modern Pentathlon season starts in earnest starts in Cairo this week with the first of four World Cups that can lead to an Olympic qualifying place in Tokyo for 2020. It’s a long way from here to there, but most of the top-10 ranked pentathletes in the UIPM World Rankings are entered:

2. Valentin Prades (FRA) ~ 2018 World Champs silver medalist
3. Arthur Lanigan-O’Keefe (IRL)
4. Pavlo Tymoshchenko (UKR) ~ 2016 Olympic silver medalist
5. Ilya Palazkov (BLR)
6. Valentin Belaud (FRA) ~ 2016 World Champion
7. Patrick Dogue (GER)
10. Joe Choong (GBR)

1. Anastasiya Prokopenko (BLR) ~ 2018 World Champion
2. Sarolta Kovacs (HUN) ~ 2016 World Champion
4. Uliana Batashova (RUS)
6. Natalya Coyle (IRL)
7. Gulnaz Gubaydullina (RUS) ~ 2017 World Champion
8. Annika Schleu (GER) ~ 2018 World Champs silver medalist
10. Elodie Clouvel (FRA) ~ 2016 Olympic silver medalist

Qualifying begins on Wednesday, with the women’s final on Friday, the men’s on Saturday and the Mixed Relay on Sunday. Look for results here.