Less than ten days to go: Lignano Sabbiadoro (UD) is ready to host the “Uipm Youth U19 & U17 World Championships“, the World Youth Championships of Modern Pentathlon, scheduled from 4 to 11 September 2022 at the “Bella Italia Efa Village” facilities. The 2022 edition of the event, which marks the great return of the International Modern Pentathlon to Italy, is already registering record numbers. There are 34 nations registered with over 250 athletes, aged between 15 and 18, for a great sporting event, but not only.
“By now, Lignano Sabbiadoro will soon be filled with young athletes and delegations from all over the world for a great festival of sport. – pointed out the President of the Italian Modern Pentathlon Federation Fabrizio Bittner – We are very happy with the presence of the delegation of the Ukrainian National Team, composed of 15 people including athletes and technicians, that the Fipm has decided to host for the entire duration of the event. We believe it is important to send a clear message, especially in such a delicate historical moment for sport and young people”.
In addition to Italy and Ukraine, the participating nations are: Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, South Korea, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Spain, the United States, Switzerland, Turkey, Hungary, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
The patroness of the “Uipm Youth U19 & U17 World Championships” will be Elena Micheli. The Italian champion, who has recently brought the Italian Modern Pentathlon on the roof of the world, winning the gold medal at the Senior World Championships in Alexandria, Egypt, will accompany the young athletes, present in Lignano Sabbiadoro, during the opening ceremony scheduled Sunday, September 4, and will be testimonial of the event. Among the great Italian champions present in Lignano Sabbiadoro, also the Olympic champion and honorary member of the IOC, Manuela di Centa, from Friuli, and the Olympic champion Maurizio Damilano, both as Legends of Sport and Health.
The World Youth Championships, “Uipm Youth U19 & U17 World Championships”, which the Italian Federation of Modern Pentathlon organises under the patronage of the Uipm (Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne), enjoys the patronage of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, the CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee) and the Municipality of Lignano Sabbiadoro. Project realized with the contribution of the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri-Dipartimento per lo sport. Sponsors and Partners: Erreà, TreEmme, Coldiretti Friuli Venezia Giulia, Campagna Amica. Communication and Branding Partner: Oiko Service. All competitions will be streamed live on the Fipm YouTube channel and all information and real time updates are available on the event’s official website: https://fipm.it/lignano2022.