The International Federation for the Modern Pentathlon (UIPM) has recently declared that the organisation is eyeing to accelerate the development of the sport with an event called the Laser Run City Tour. However, soon after getting the report, the Modern Pentathlon Federation of Sri Lanka (MPFSL) has announced its own version of the event.
The modern Pentathlon is a new sport in Sri Lanka. While talking about its potential in the country, the MPFSL said that their primary objective is to make the sport popular among the country’s youth and giving them the opportunity to build their future with the sport. The Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) acts as a regulatory body for the sports in more than 90 countries across all the continents.
The local regulatory body of the sport said that this will be a great opportunity for the Sri Lankan athletes to use the event and gain experience so that they can become a part of the Olympic Sports of Modern Pentathlon. It added that the game is filled with fun and excitement and kids and amateurs will enjoy the event to their fullest.
Officials from the MPFSL said that one of the most important things about the sport is that it can be played with any other sport. The sport works well for the athletes working to strike a balance between body and mind. They added that their focus would be to make the sport popular in Sri Lanka and raise awareness amongst athletes and the general public.
The sport does not come with any complicated game plan, as it can be played only by running and shooting. According to the officials, the sport will bring happiness and health awareness among athletes and enthusiasts.