Laser Run City Tour con­cludes suc­cess­fully

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

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.

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