Modern pentathlon national team of Kazakhstan plans to win at least two Olympic licenses

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - The modern pentathlon national team of Kazakhstan plans to win at two Olympic licenses under coaching of Vadim Chudnovsky at the qualifications. One of the tickets is supposed to be punched for men and one for women, Sportinfo.kz informs.

As Vadim Chudnovsky told that pentathlon begins with the double event, which is swimming and running and triathlon that also includes shooting. Then, we also have to compete in fencing and equestrianism, and athlete over 18 years old are only allowed to this event. The International Pentathlon Federation is presently actively trying to develop double event and triathlon as the ones that do not have a lot of requirements and considered as mass sports. There are event world championships held in these sports. Soon, "Urban Games" - the combined events, will be held in Almaty. The first contest of the year will be held in the USA on February 18. In May, the championship of Kazakhstan will be held within the framework of the international tournament in memory of Amangeldy Imanov, where athletes for the Asian Championship are expected to be selected. "We plan that our leaders Pavel Ilyashenko and Arina Azdravina will be able to earn Olympic licenses. We also had two licenses for the last Olympics but both for the men's event, women were not able to win the tickets to the Games," the trainer of the team said.

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