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UIPM April Newsletter

May 09, 2020, 12 a.m. (ET)

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Mariana Arceo (MEX) uses her foundation to support medics after recovering from COVID-19 Coronavirus
The 2019 Pan American Games gold medallist, Mariana Arceo of Mexico, has launched a campaign to help people affected by COVID-19 – after recovering from the Coronavirus herself.
COVID-19 Coronavirus: How UIPM's global community is responding
All around the world, members of the UIPM Sports community have responded in positive ways to the profound changes to life – and the suspension of organised sport – caused by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
Kelly Fitzsimmons (CAN): 'COVID-19 is forcing all of us to be resourceful and resilient"
'Athletes, coaches and teams around the world are grappling with uncertainty as I write this.'
UIPM President's update: A personal message for Athletes and National Federations
The UIPM President, Dr Klaus Schormann, has issued a personal statement in support of athletes and National Federation members who are trying to come to terms with new ways of living imposed by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, which has caused all UIPM Sports activity to cease.
New qualification system for Modern Pentathlon at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games published
The Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) has published a revised qualification system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in 2021 after its proposals were ratified by the International Olympic Committee.
Road to Tokyo 2020: Amro Elgeziry (USA) prepares as best he can for his fourth Olympic Games
Amro Elgeziry (USA) is one of the most experienced and decorated athletes on the Modern Pentathlon circuit. Having already competed at the Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, he is now preparing for a fourth appearance alongside his wife, Isabella Isaksen (USA).
Golden Memories: Attila Mizser (HUN) on Seoul 1988 Olympic Modern Pentathlon glory
In the 1960s, Hungary succeeded Sweden as kings of the Olympic Modern Pentathlon. The Magyars owned the podium in Rome (1960), Tokyo (1964) and Mexico City (1968), claiming four of the six gold medals on offer as well as two silvers and a bronze.
Pentathlon stars and Laser Runners gather online for #LaserHomeRun
Twenty of the world’s leading pentathletes have signed up to take part in the world’s first virtual Laser Run – which is shaping up to be a mass-participation event.
Laser Run Spotlight: Impact across Africa
It’s a global phenomenon, but in many ways the continent of Africa has come to symbolise the impact of Laser Run in the five years since its introduction as a standalone UIPM Sport.
Tribute: Peter Whiteside (1952-2020)
Peter Whiteside, who competed in Modern Pentathlon for Great Britain at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games, has died aged 67.
Tribute: René Ziegler (1925-2020)
Brigadier René Ziegler, a dedicated volunteer who served the Modern Pentathlon movement in a variety of administrative roles, has died aged 94.
Tribute: Bob Beck (1936-2020)
Robert ‘Bob’ Beck, who won two medals for the United States at the Rome 1960 Olympic Games, has died aged 83.