Sunday, 16 January 2011

World Cup #1 Entry List

WikiLeaks has just revealed which competitors will be seen in the first world cup of this year (Palm Springs (CA), United States, 24-27 February). Just kidding, the list is now made public by the organizers and can be found at the official website. Let me say it's a really impressive entry list, most of the top pentathletes are confirmed (84 men and 61 women from 27 countries). Of course we are right now more than one month before the competition so it's subject to small changes. Among the names announced, we have 18 out  of the current top20 in the men's field and 15 out of  the current top20 in the women's field. We can expect a great competition in the Californian desert.

Check the entry list at:

The American team is still to be announced but if you click the hidden link you can see more about the head pentathletes.

Latest competition results: Paris, Drzonkow (2010) and Palm Springs, CA (2011)

Finishing the 2010 season, we had competitions in Paris (FRA) and Drzonkow (POL) and in the current year we had one competition already, a test and qualifying competition for US World Cup #1 in Palm Springs, California.

In Paris the French Championships  (11-12 December, 2010) had world champion Amelie Caze and youngster Maurin Holyst successfully defending their titles from the previous year. Competitors from Germany and Ireland took part in the competition.
UIPM report:

In Drzonkow there was an international tetrathlon competition (18-19 December, 2010) with a pretty good line-up and a lot of competitors (with pentathletes from Germany, Czech Republic and Russia). In the men's competition, Michal Kacer finished first, just ahead of Horbacz and Golis, in a very close competition, while in women's competition Oktawia Nowacka didn't have much trouble to top the field, leaving Gomolinska in second and Skarzynska in third.
Full results:

Opening the 2011 season American and Canadian pentathletes were in action in January the 7th at the US Open/ World Cup Qualifier (featuring the laser pistol, the new addition to combined event). Margaux Isaksen confirmed her favouritism while Sam Sacksen was too strong in the combined event and claimed the title among the men.
Full results:
UIPM report: