Moscow wins pentathlon event

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The 2011 Modern Pentathlon Senior World Championships will be held in Moscow, Russia on 1– 7 September 2011 following the withdrawal of the original host Cairo, Egypt due to recent instability.

The Championships, which will involve pistol shooting, fencing, 200m swimming, show jumping and a 3km run, will for the first time use laser pistols at the September 1–7 event. International Modern Pentathlon Federation (UIPM) president Dr H. C. Klaus Schormann said: UIPM is very thankful to the Russian Modern Pentathlon federation and to Russian sport in general with whom we have always had a good relationship.

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