Riyadh to Host International Modern Pentathlon Union’s Congress in 2024

The Executive Board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne has unanimously agreed that Riyadh will host the union’s General Assembly in November 2024.
The Executive Board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne has unanimously agreed that Riyadh will host the union’s General Assembly in November 2024.
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Riyadh to Host International Modern Pentathlon Union’s Congress in 2024

The Executive Board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne has unanimously agreed that Riyadh will host the union’s General Assembly in November 2024.
The Executive Board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne has unanimously agreed that Riyadh will host the union’s General Assembly in November 2024.

The Executive Board of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) has unanimously agreed that Riyadh will host the union’s General Assembly (Congress) in November 2024, SPA said on Saturday.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia submitted its bid to host the UIPM Congress on March 14 and successfully finalized all necessary commitments and approvals by September of this year.
Saudi Modern Pentathlon Federation President Nasser Al-Dughether voiced gratitude to the Saudi leadership for its unwavering support.
He also commended Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki bin Faisal bin Abdulaziz, the Minister of Sports and President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee, as well as Prince Fahd bin Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, the committee’s vice-president, for their close monitoring.



Nadal Reaches First Final Since 2022 French Open

20 July 2024, Sweden, Bastad: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Croatia's Duje Ajdukovic in the men's singles semi-finals of the Swedish Open. Photo: Steffen Trumpf/dpa
20 July 2024, Sweden, Bastad: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Croatia's Duje Ajdukovic in the men's singles semi-finals of the Swedish Open. Photo: Steffen Trumpf/dpa
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Nadal Reaches First Final Since 2022 French Open

20 July 2024, Sweden, Bastad: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Croatia's Duje Ajdukovic in the men's singles semi-finals of the Swedish Open. Photo: Steffen Trumpf/dpa
20 July 2024, Sweden, Bastad: Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Croatia's Duje Ajdukovic in the men's singles semi-finals of the Swedish Open. Photo: Steffen Trumpf/dpa

Rafael Nadal reached his first final since the 2022 French Open by rallying to beat Duje Ajdukovic 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 Saturday at the clay-court Nordea Open.
After needing four hours to beat the 36th-ranked Mariano Navone in Friday's quarterfinals, Nadal had a slow start against Ajdukovic and was a break down in the second set before turning things around, The Associated Press reported.
“My opponent had one of the best backhands that I played against,” Nadal said. “It was very, very difficult, honestly, but I found a way to survive and be through to that final after a long time without being in a final. So that’s great news and I’m very happy with that.”
Nadal will play Nuno Borges, who beat Thiago Agustin Tirante 6-3, 6-4 to reach his first tour-level final.
Nadal is playing at the tournament in Sweden for the first time since he won the title as a 19-year-old in 2005 as he prepares for the Olympic tournament on clay at Roland Garros in Paris.
The 38-year-old Nadal skipped Wimbledon as he didn’t want to switch surface to grass and then back to clay and risk injury. He has been dealing with hip and abdominal injuries over the past 1 1/2 years.