World Cup Final begins Saturday

July 08, 2011, 8:06 p.m. (ET)

2008 Olympians Margaux Isaksen (Fayetteville, Ark.) and Sam Sacksen (Somerset, Pa.) will represent the USA at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final that begins Saturday in London, England. The World Cup Final is a test event for the Olympic Games and will take place at Crystal Palace (fencing and swimming) where the 2009 World Championships were held, and at Greenwich Park (ride and combined), site of the 2012 Olympic competition.
Only the top 36 men and women from the 2011 World Cup Series qualify to compete in the World Cup Final. These 36 men and women will have the chance to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, as the winners of the event receives automatic qualification into the London Games.

The UIPM will broadcast the finals live on Pentathlon TV @ on Saturday and Sunday.  The broadcast will feature highlights of the fencing and swimming events as well as live coverage of the riding and combined event.
Competition Schedule:
July 9           Men's Individual Final
July 10         Women's Individual Final