UIPM President Dr Klaus Schormann said: “The Mixed Relay provided a spectacular conclusion to a high-quality Modern Pentathlon competition at the 2019 Pan American Games.
“Once again we could see how much the athletes love to compete in the mixed format, which we are promoting for inclusion in the Olympic Games in Paris in 2024.
“Yesterday we saw great performances from the women, and it was important to see many countries from the Americas taking part – a big increase from the previous Pan American Games in Toronto (CAN).
“After today’s men’s competition, when we look at the nations that won a place, we have the right nations representing us from a sport-political point of view.
“We are very happy that this Pan American Games has been a great success for the people of Peru, the whole South American Olympic society and also for our Union.
“I congratulate Jorge Salas, President of the Pan American and South American Confederations and Neven Ilic, President of PASO, for enabling us to showcase our sport across many days to a huge audience in Lima and across the American continent.”