Laser Run City Tour concludes successfully
The second edition of the Laser Run City Tour - Sri Lanka was concluded in Colombo successfully with over 200 athletes taking part in the Elite, Under 19, Under 15 and Under 11 age categories.
The event was held at the Independence Square which is also a centre of a Leisure Sports area within the City.
It was heartening to see children from schools in rural areas of the country and also from leading schools in Colombo taking part.
Twenty-four medals in three age groups and Elite category were awarded. Final results of Elite UIPM category will be sent for World ranking. So far the local athletes have been entered to world ranking list and will be accumulated their points by adding this event results.
This time too there was a huge response to the call for volunteers who responded from different spheres of society. This augurs well for spreading the news about modern pentathlon in the event.
Two Prominent Universities -the University of Moratuwa and the University of Sri Jayewardenepura took part in the event, not only by having athletes taking part, but also having stalls at the event to educate athletes and spectators about scientific approaches to sports attire, Biological Measurements, Health and Training tips.
Modern Pentathlon -- combination of five completely different sports constitutes the most demanding sport of the Olympic Games. Pent athletes competed in the following five disciplines: Fencing, Swimming, Riding and a combined event of Shooting and Running.
This sport is now being introduced to Sri Lanka by the Modern Pentathlon Federation of Sri Lanka (MPFSL), which is affiliated to the International Union of Modern Pentathlon (UIPM) and the Asian Modern Pentathlon Confederation (AMPC)
The UIPM Laser Run is the new sporting category of the UIPM started in 2015, combing by laser shooting and running, and has been launched the first edition of the Laser Run City Tour worldwide in 2017.
Sri Lanka as one of the hosting countries holds the UIPM Laser Run City Tour , and it is listed under UIPM International calendar, which is fully supported by UIPM.