27 April 2024
Belarus NOC president congratulates Mariya Gnedtchik on victory at UIPM 2024 Pentathlon World Cup

Mariya Gnedtchik of Belarus won the UIPM 2024 Pentathlon World Cup in Budapest, Hungary.

The UIPM World Cup gold is the first such success for Mariya Gnedtchik in her sporting career. Earlier this season the three-time champion of the 2nd CIS Games was 17th in the Cairo event and 5th in Ankara. Team Belarus in Budapest was represented by Anastasiya Prokopenko who did not reach the final, and also Volha Silkina and Anastasiya Malashenoka who did not qualify to the semifinals. Maksim Maruk and Artem Evstigneev failed to qualify to the final.

Before the final event – laser run – Mariya Gnedtchik was almost 30 seconds behind the leader. The Belarusian did well in laser run to cross the finish line eight seconds ahead of Seong Seungmin of South Korea. The Belarusian scored a total of 1,435 points. The South Korean athlete scored 1,427. Bronze went to Italy’s Elena Micheli (1,417).

President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus ViktorLukashenko congratulated Belarusian pentathlete Mariya Gnedtchik on her outstanding victory at the World Cup in Budapest.

“Dear Mariya, your stamina, determination and, of course, great skills have once again helped you reach the much-desired heights - the World Cup gold.”

The 2024 Pentathlon World Cup is a qualifier for the 2024 Paris Olympics. All the points earned at five World Cup legs will be considered in the world rankings to give the nine best performers (among men and women apiece) the opportunity to qualify for the Olympics.

Thanks to her success in Hungary, Mariya Gnedtchik made it into the list of top ten athletes qualifying for the Olympics.

The next leg will take place in Bulgaria on 8-13 May, with the final leg due in Türkiye in late May.

Press department of the NOC of Belarus
Photos by the NOC of Belarus