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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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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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LIVE Modern Pentathlon World Championships - Mexico City - Men's Individual - Laser Run

Live coverage from Mexico City, Mexico.
2018 UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Championships - Men's Individual - 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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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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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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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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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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Mixed International Team Modern Pentathlon - Highlights | Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Highlights form Day 10 at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with the Mixed International Team Modern Pentathlon event.

Medals:
Gold - Maria Migueis Teixeira (POL) / Anton Kuznetsov (UKR)
Silver - Anna Zs. Toth (HUN) / Ricardo Yamil Vera Reyes (MEX)
Bronze - Aurora Tognetti (ITA) / Park Gilung (KOR)

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Men's And Women's Modern Pentathlon - Highlights | Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Highlights form Day 6 at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games with the Men's and Women's Modern Pentathlon event.


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Rio - Modern Pentathlon Highlights - World Cup 2016

Catch the full TV highlights from round 2 of the 2016 world Cup of Modern Pentathlon.

Held in the fabulous Rio, Brazil.

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LIVE Modern Pentathlon World Cup II - Men's Laser Run - USA

Live coverage from the USA.
2018 UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Cup II - Men's Laser Run

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British modern pentathlete Jamie Cooke. This is why you should never celebrate early

British modern pentathlete Jamie Cooke. This is why you should never celebrate early

British modern pentathlete Jamie Cooke has won World Championships gold with a stunning sprint finish in Mexico City.








































British modern pentathlete Jamie Cooke. This is why you should never celebrate early
British modern pentathlete Jamie Cooke. This is why you should never celebrate early
British modern pentathlete Jamie Cooke. This is why you should never celebrate early

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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LIVE Modern Pentathlon World Cup III - Women's Combined Running & Shooting - Hungary

LIVE Modern Pentathlon World Cup III - Women's Combined Running shooting - Hungary

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TV HIGHLIGHTS - UIPM 2017 Modern Pentathlon Senior World Championships in Cairo (EGY)

Highlights from the 2017 Modern Pentathlon Senior World Championships in Cairo (EGY)


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Chloe Esposito | Australia's Olympic Modern Pentathlon Champion | Trans World Sport

Chloe Esposito claimed the gold medal in the Women's Modern Pentathlon at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Trans World Sport travelled to Sydney, Australia to meet up with Chloe and family.

Younger brother Max also competed in Rio & their father Daniel represented Australia at the 1984 Games. Daniel coaches his children & they have their own unique training set-up at the family home.

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Women's Combined Event - Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final 2012

Catch the highlights and re-live the combined event at the Women's Pentathlon World Cup Final 2012.

After this 2 hours of fencing, 200m swimming, and horse jumping the world best athletes had to do the combined event which consists of running and shooting in a bid to win the World Cup Final and possible Olympic qualification.

LIVE Modern Pentathlon World Championships - Mexico City - Women's Individual - Laser Run

Live coverage from Mexico City, Mexico.
2018 UIPM Modern Pentathlon World Championships- Women's Individual - Laser Run

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The Sisters of Modern Pentathlon | Making of an Olympian

USA Modern Pentathlon athletes and sisters, Isabella Isaksen and Margaux Isaksen, tell us how they train and prepare for the multi-sport event.

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