The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport that comprises five different events:
fencing, 200m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a final combined event of
Official information on Olympic Modern Pentathlon events at Rio 2016. ... A
classic contest played out in five acts: fencing, swimming, horse riding, shooting
The sport was created by French baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the
modern Olympic movement, and combines five events held over two days (more
Jul 24, 2016 ... The five disciplines of the modern pentathlon derive from the experience of a
19th-century soldier and the event was devised specifically for the ...
Feb 26, 2016 ... Athletes must compete in five different sports: ... "Modern pentathlon is the
ultimate selection box sport – there's something for everyone." ...
Modern pentathlon comprises the five disciplines of shooting, fencing, ... In 2009
the shooting and running disciplines were condensed into one event 'the ...
Today, both men and women complete all five events of the Modern Pentathlon
in one day. A points system for each event is based on a standard performance ...
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Ancient Olympic Events. Boxing · Equestrian ... Pankration; Pentathlon. Discus ·
Javelin ... This is why the athletes in the pentathlon are most beautiful." (Aristotle
In 2000 it became a women's event in the Olympics. Originally a five-day contest,
the modern pentathlon was shortened to four days in 1984 and to one day in ...