Charles Fernández meets the first day of modern pentathlon with 13 fencing victories


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Charles Fernández meets the first day of modern pentathlon with 13 fencing victories

The Guatemalan athlete completed the first modern pentathlon test and it will be on Saturday morning when the event in Tokyo concludes

TOKYO, JAPAN – The Guatemalan Charles Fernandez began its presentation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with the fencing test corresponding to the modern pentathlon, which will conclude next Saturday morning with the remaining swimming, equestrian, laser run and an extra round of fencing.

During the first intervention, Fernandez competed at the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza. After the 17 rounds played, the pentathlete achieved 13 victories and 22 defeats for a total of 178 points and placed 29 in the general classification that has 36 athletes and is led by the British Joseph Choong, followed by the Russian Alexander Lifanov and Ilya Palazkov from Belarus.

Among the 36 competitors, Charles Fernandez He is the only Central American pentathlete and joins Estaban Bustos (Chile), Dulio Carrillo (Mexico), Álvaro Sandoval (Mexico), Sergio Villamayor (Argentina), as the representatives of Latin America.

Upcoming tests

According to the official competition calendar, the next test that will have Charles Fernandez It will be the swimming with the 200 meters free at 23:54 on Friday, August 6. Later in the morning of Saturday, August 7, you will have the additional round of fencing, equestrian and laser run to conclude the competition.

Charles Fernandez He is the current two-time Pan American champion (Toronto 2015 and Lima 2019). He was also proclaimed champion in the Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla 2018. Now, at 25 years old, he competes for the second time in the Olympic Games after his presentation in Rio 2016 and currently in Tokyo 2020. In the previous Olympic event, Fernández concluded in 15th place in the general classification after completing all the tests.

With the competition you will have Charles Fernandez On Saturday morning, Guatemala’s participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, since it will be the last of the 24 chapines athletes in action.


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