MODERN PENTATHLON Preview: Fourth World Cup in Kladno will set World Cup Final field

Egypt's World Cup winner Ahmed Elgendy (Photo: UIPM)

The fourth and final “regular season” World Cup will set the field for the World Cup Final, with competition this weekend in Kladno (CZE).

The World Cup Final in Tokyo (JPN) in late June is limited to the top 33 competitors; the current top 10 in the World Cup standings:

1. 137 Ahmed Elgendy (EGY) ~ World Cup Cairo winner
2. 108 Christian Zillikens (GER) ~ World Cup Szekesfehervar winner
3. 101 Joseph Choong (GBR)
4. 99 Jan Kuf (CZE) ~ 2014 World Championships bronze medalist
5. 91 Eslam Hamad (EGY)
6. 90 Justinas Kinderis (LTU) ~ 2013 World Champion; 2017 bronze
7. 85 Pavels Svecovs (LAT)
8. 83 Thomas Toolis (GBR)
9. 82 Patrick Dogue (GER)
10. 81 Marvin Faly Dogue (GER)

1. 107 Ilke Ozyuksel (TUR)
2. 107 Volha Silkina (BLR)
3. 104 Uliana Batashova (RUS) ~ World Cup Cairo winner
4. 102 Gintare Venckauskaite (LTU) ~ 2018 World Cup Final bronze medalist
5. 96 Marie Oteiza (FRA) ~ 2018 World Champs bronze; World Cup Sofia winner
6. 96 Natsumi Tomonaga (JPN)
7. 92 Francesca Summers (GBR)
8. 91 Valeriya Permykina (UKR)
9. 88 Annika Schleu (GER) ~ 2018 World Championships silver medalist
10. 86 Gulnaz Gubaydullina (RUS) ~ 2017 World Champion

Some of the better-known pentathletes are hanging out in the middle of the World Cup scoring list; the competitors for the Tokyo World Cup final are calculated on the best three scores of the season, allowing one to be dropped (or if one was missed). That should make this week’s event a tight one; scoring in a World Cup is 60-55-51-48-46-44-42-40-39-38 for the top 10 places and points are awarded all the way to 47th place.

The women’s final is on Saturday; the men’s final is on Sunday and the Mixed Relay final is on Monday. Look for results here.