The UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup kicked off on Wednesday at the Platinum Club and will last until 3 March.
On Tuesday evening, a press conference was held to announce the details of the tournament, in the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Ashraf Sobhy, and the President of the Egyptian Modern Pentathlon Federation, Sherif El-Erian.
The tournament includes 31 countries, namely Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, England, Hungary, Ireland, America, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Mexico, and Egypt, the host country. There are 85 male players and 74 female players, in addition to 93 trainers and technical aids.
El-Erian said the Federation approved the requests of Bahrain, Belarus, Lithuania, Turkey, Ukraine, and South Africa to join the training camp with the Egyptian team.