Ireland’s Sive Brassil has finished 28th in the women’s final at the UIPM 2019 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships.
The 25-year-old struggled in a high-quality fencing session, scoring just seven victories in her 35 bouts, but she delivered the eighth-fastest swim (2:11.75) and kept her composure during the riding discipline to concede just eight penalty points.
That enabled Brassil to start the Laser Run in 29th position, just over two minutes off the lead. She managed to climb one place with a Laser Run time of 13:07.95.
Brassil’s finishing place was a mark of progress from 2018, when she finished 32nd, and built on a strong 2019 season which included a 16th-placed finish at the European Championships.
The UIPM 2019 World Championships marks the first time that Modern Pentathlon and Laser Run have been merged into one competition.
The 2018 Laser Run World Championships were held in Dublin, where the Irish team won five medals including silver medals in the elite individual events for Kate Coleman Lenehan and Tom O’Brien.
For more information please contact Jonathan Coates on email or via phone (+44 7788 352219)