Martin Dawe, UIPM Executive Board Member, said: “The first day of the 2019 European Championships has been a very exciting day, with a few rainstorms in between, and it also been an exciting competition with the top nations in Europe taking part.
“It’s very good for the home nation to win the gold, and good for Bath and the British team. We’re looking forward to the rest of the week where we expect some exciting competition, particularly in the individual finals with the Olympic qualification places for the Games.”
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The European Championships, involving more than 150 athletes from 25 countries, continue on August 7 with the Men’s Relay and Women’s Relay, followed by two days of qualification for the Men’s and Women’s Individual Finals.
On Saturday and Sunday (August 10 & 11), eight male and eight female athletes will add their names to the list of qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
This will come a week after five male and five female athletes from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean secured their places through performances at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima (PER).
They joined the UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Cup Final winners, Laura Asaduskaite of Lithuania and Joseph Choong (GBR), and the African champions Haydy Morsy and Sherif Nazeir of Egypt in booking their tickets to Tokyo – subject to the UIPM Olympic Games qualification process.