Competitions

Lanigan-O’Keeffe cruises into final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I

Lanigan-O’Keeffe cruises into final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I

Ireland’s Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe rediscovered his form to comfortably qualify for the men’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I. The Kilkenny pentathlete, 29, finished second in a fast qualification group with 1,129 points to rank second overall of 99 competing athletes, easily securing one of the 36 berths in the final on Saturday (10 […]

Brassil impresses in qualifying at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I

Brassil impresses in qualifying at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I

Ireland’s Sive Brassil qualified for the women’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Sofia I with plenty to spare. The Galway pentathlete, 27, finished fourth in her qualification group with 1,002 points to rank fifth overall of 82 competing athletes, easily securing one of the 36 berths in the final on Friday (9 April). […]

Ireland’s Sive Brassil poised for action in Sofia double-header

Ireland’s Sive Brassil poised for action in Sofia double-header

After a nine-hour drive across Southern Europe, Ireland’s Sive Brassil is aiming to plot a course for Tokyo as she steps up her bid for Olympic qualification over the next fortnight. Brassil and her Irish team-mate Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe left Budapest after competing at the opening event of the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup season and […]

Coyle (7th) and Brassil (18th) impress in Pentathlon World Cup opener

Coyle (7th) and Brassil (18th) impress in Pentathlon World Cup opener

Natalya Coyle and Sive Brassil made a satisfying start to Olympic year with strong performances in the women’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest. The Irish duo went to Hungary with different goals, with Coyle already qualified for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and Brassil looking to earn ranking points at every competition this […]

Lanigan-O’Keeffe falls short of final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest

Lanigan-O’Keeffe falls short of final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe found the going tough in his first competition for 13 months and fell short of qualifying for the men’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest. The Kilkenny pentathlete, 29, finished 16th in his qualification group with 1,029 points to rank 50th of 92 athletes overall, and was eliminated with only 36 […]

Coyle and Brassil reach women’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest

Coyle and Brassil reach women’s final at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest

Natalya Coyle and Sive Brassil each made a solid start to their season at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest after qualifying for the women’s final. Coyle, 30, finished 6th in her qualification group with 1,053 points, guaranteeing her participation in Friday’s final. The resumption of elite modern pentathlon competition after 13 months also ended […]

Lanigan-O’Keeffe chases Olympic qualification in UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup series

Lanigan-O’Keeffe chases Olympic qualification in UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup series

Two-time Olympian Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe is focusing on performances, not results, in the next two months as he bids to secure his place at a third Games. The Kilkenny pentathlete is playing catch-up in the UIPM Olympic World Rankings despite winning bronze in the only elite competition that took place last year – UIPM 2020 Pentathlon […]

Coyle and Brassil poised to return at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest

Coyle and Brassil poised to return at UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest

After a 13-month hiatus, Ireland’s elite pentathletes are ready to return to the competitive arena with Olympic goals still at the forefront of their minds. UIPM 2021 Pentathlon World Cup Budapest (March 24-28) marks the continuation of qualification for the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after a 13-month hiatus. Natalya Coyle, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe and Sive […]