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52nd WMC Naval Pentathlon - Rio de Janeiro (BRA) - Opening Ceremony


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RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA) - The 52nd World Military Naval Pentathlon Championship, which takes place from October 3 to 10, 2022, began yesterday at the Brazilian Navy's Admiral Adalberto Nunes Physical Education Center - (CEFAN) facilities. The Championship opened this Tuesday, October 4, 2022 with the opening ceremony of the event, which preceded the start of the competitions of the obstacle course, lifesaving, utility swimming, amphibious cross-country race and seamanship race.


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The ceremony was presided over by the Brazilian Chief of Delegation to CISM, Vice Admiral (FN) Roberto Rossatto and was attended by the Official CISM Representative and BoD Member Colonel Jose Carlos Garcia Verdugo; the CISM VP Americas and BoD Member Colonel Leonardo Perdigão De Oliveira ; the PCSC Naval Pentathlon Navy Commander Ney Anderson Guimarães dos Santos; the Commander of the Air Force University and President of the Aeronautics Sports Commission Brigadier Major José Virgílio Guedes de Avellar and the Commander of CEFAN Rear Admiral (FN) Reinaldo Reis de Medeiros, in addition to the Chiefs of Mission of the participating countries.


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During the ceremony, the CISM Order of Merit medal was awarded to the authorities who supported the organization of the championship and contributed to the development of CISM and world military sport.


In addition to Brazil, the 52nd edition of the WMC Naval Pentathlon will include Finland, Germany, Iran, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania and Zambia, as competitors and observers.


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(Source: Brazilian Delegation to CISM)