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David Svoboda Wins Modern Pentathlon Gold -- London 2012 Olympics

Highlights from the modern pentathlon event at the London 2012 Olympic Games as the Czech Republic's David Svoboda claims the gold medal with China's Zhongrong Cao claiming silver and Hungary's Adam Marosi winning bronze.

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The modern pentathlon was introduced by Baron de Coubertin at the Stockholm Games in 1912, comprising pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running. It was his belief that this event would test a man's moral qualities as much as his physical resources and skills, producing thereby a complete athlete.

From 1912 to 1980, the Olympic modern pentathlon was held over five days with one event per day. Now, the event is held over one day. Competitors score points in the first three events, which decide their starting position for the final combined event, composed of the shooting and running disciplines. The first one over the line wins the gold medal.

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Quick Guide to Olympic Modern Pentathlon

Everything you need to know about Olympic Modern Pentathlon.

A classic contest played out in five acts: fencing, swimming, horse riding, shooting and running – with all the events taking place on the same day. Part of the Olympic Games since Stockholm 1912, modern pentathlon has men’s and women’s competitions.

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Modern Pentathlon - Men's Combined | London 2012 Olympic Games

- Men - MP03 Combined - Modern Pentathlon - 11 August 2012 - London 2012 Olympic Games

Complete coverage from the final event of the Men's Modern Pentathlon at London 2012.

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LIVE Modern Pentathlon World Cup I - Men’s Laser-Run - Egypt

Live coverage from Egypt.
2018 UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup I - Men’s Laser-Run

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Is modern pentathlon the weirdest Olympic sport?

The event has been around for over a century, but you've probably never watched it. So why is it still in the Olympics?

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LIVE | Laser Run – Men’s Final – UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Championships, Budapest

Check out this live coverage from the UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Championships, Budapest.

This is the Laser Run event from the Men's Final.
It was an amazing day! Join the athletes in their fight to win!

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Modern Pentathlon - Women Riding - London 2012 Olympic Games

- Women - MP06 Riding - Modern Pentathlon - 12 August 2012 - London 2012 Olympic Games

LIVE | Laser Run – Mixed Relay – UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Championships, Budapest

Check out this live coverage from the UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Championships, Budapest.

This is the Laser Run event from the Mixed Relay Final.
It was an amazing day! Join the athletes in their fight to win!

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Women's Modern Pentathlon Final Highlights | London 2012 Olympics

Highlights from the final of the women's modern pentathlon as Laura Asadauskaite (Lithuania) wins gold, with Samantha Murray (Great Britain) winning silver and Yane Marques (Brazil) claiming bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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The modern pentathlon was introduced by Baron de Coubertin at the Stockholm Games in 1912, comprising pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running. It was his belief that this event would test a man's moral qualities as much as his physical resources and skills, producing thereby a complete athlete.

From 1912 to 1980, the Olympic modern pentathlon was held over five days with one event per day. Now, the event is held over one day. Competitors score points in the first three events, which decide their starting position for the final combined event, composed of the shooting and running disciplines. The first one over the line wins the gold medal.

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UIPM 2018 Pentathlon World Championships Mexico – Competition Highlights

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LIVE | Laser Run – Women’s Final – UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Championships, Budapest

Check out this live coverage from the UIPM 2019 Pentathlon World Championships, Budapest.

This is the Laser Run event from the Women's Final.
It was an amazing day! Join the athletes in their fight to win!

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The Evolution of Modern Pentathlon | Faster Higher Stronger

Dr. h. c Klaus Schormann of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon explains the evolution of the event on the Olympic stage. Dr. Shormann walks us through the event's history, rules and scoring system along with outlining the developments made over the years to the sport of Modern Pentathlon at the Olympic Games.

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Australia's Chloe Esposito sets Modern Pentathlon Olympic Record

Chloe Esposito's score of 1,372 broke the Olympic record as she won the gold medal in the women's Modern Pentathlon at Rio 2016.

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Zhond Xiuting Wins Women's Modern Pentathlon Gold - Highlights | Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Highlights form Day 7 at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with the Women's Modern Pentathlon event.

Medals:
Gold - Zhong Xiuting (CHN)
Silver - Francesca Summers (GBR)
Bronze - Anna Matthes (GER)
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Modern Pentathlon - Women's Combined | London 2012 Olympic Games

- Women - MP06 Combined - Modern Pentathlon - 12 August 2012 - London 2012 Olympic Games

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LIVE | 2019 Pentathlon European Championships, Bath - Women’s Final Laser Run

Live the bests moments from the Women’s Final Laser Run at the 2019 Pentathlon European Championships, Bath, UK. Share the highs and lows and all the emotions in between with our female gladiators.

Join the modern pentathletes as they take to the starting blocks right through to the finish line, don’t miss a beat!

Aleksandr Lifanov Wins Men's Modern Pentathlon Gold - Highlights | Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Highlights form Day 8 at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with the Men's Modern Pentathlon event.

Medals:
Gold - Aleksandr Lifanov (RUS)
Silver - Gergely Regos (HUN)
Bronze - Dovydas Vaivada (LTU)

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Modern Pentathlon - A Brief History | 90 Seconds Of The Olympics

In the second instalment of the new '90 Seconds Of The Olympics' series we look at the history of the Modern Pentathlon event and it's evolution throughout the years.

Remembering the origins of the event along with it's Olympic milestones this 90 Seconds Of The Olympic will tell you everything you need to know about the Modern Pentathlon event.

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