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modern pentathlon

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An athletic contest first held at the 1912 Olympics in which each participant competes in five events (running, swimming, horseback riding, fencing, and pistol shooting), with the running and shooting events now combined as a single event.

modern pentathlon

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(Athletics (Track & Field)) an athletic contest consisting of five different events: horse riding with jumps, fencing with electric épée, freestyle swimming, pistol shooting, and cross-country running

mod′ern pentath′lon


n.
an athletic contest comprising a freestyle swim, a cross-country run, an equestrian steeplechase, épée fencing, and pistol shooting.
[1940–45]
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Other riders include commentator Malcolm Tomlinson, Kim Pullon, whose Modern Pentathalon Olympic dreams were shattered when suffering a fractured skull and vertebrae in a riding accident, and Rodger Sargent, winning owner of the 2004 Mildmay of Flete at the Cheltenham Festival with Tikram.
The gold medalists of Athens 2004 such as wrestler Karam Gaber, and other 2008 potential big winners such as Mohamed El Zanaty in long distance swimming, Madany in modern Pentathalon, the weight lifting team, the handball team and the taekwondo team failed to meet the high expectations.
Katy, 24, who has been competing with the Harriers since she was 12, also won a Bronze medal at the Modern Pentathalon World Championships in Budapest.