Good work Miguel… and all our best to your athletes in Mexico!
(… and because I know you want to look this up… here’s the link!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_pentathlon )
I am in Mexico on this qualifier for the youth Olympic Games in China next year for Pentathlon and the Canadian girls did very well. Two of them did not get their direct pass this time but had an awesome performance and got points that make very possible for them to make the Canadian team and I am very proud of them. I have been coaching them just for the last two months and they have done quite impressive things.
I know MP will not be for much longer in the olympic program as it is a sport that for many reasons is in danger of extinction but for now it is a big deal for the kids I am coaching and these kids did great with literally no resources and not much experience!
Kali Sayers from Alberta was the best canadian today with a fantastic fencing (she was second) a good swim and a really great combined event (shooting and running) that granted her a 4th place at this Open Pan American invitational championship where Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, USA, Canada, Costa Rica and an european guest, Hungary were represented.
Hillary Elliott was the second best canadian 6th place overall with very solid performances in all events. Being only 15 years old she is competing amongst the big shots in the sport at this level.
Beatrice Cigagna didn’t have the day we were expecting, yet this is only her second major international event and the learning experience has been huge for her.