modern pentathlon


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modern pentathlon

n.
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

n
(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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MODERN pentathlon has been an Olympic men's sport since 1912 and Great Britain has never won a medal.
The competition promises to be a thrilling feature of the Qatar Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon Federation's calendar as it also serves as a qualifier for the Qatar National Team that will participate in the World Equestrian Games 2018, in Tryon, USA.
Secretary Sindh Olympic Association, Ahmed Ali Rajput, recounted efforts of Sindh Modern Pentathlon Association was taking steps for the promotion of this game.
Riccardo de Luca (centre) of Italy poses after winning the Modern Pentathlon Champion of Champions men's title, with silver medallist Patrick Dogue (left) of Germany and third-placed Valentin Belaud of France at the Al Shaqab arena yesterday.
GEORGINA MITCHELL A star of the modern pentathlon discipline which combines swimming, horse riding, fencing, shooting and running, Georgina Mitchell was selected to represent Great Britain for the first time at the Olympic Hopes event in Hungary.
By: Ahmed Sief CAIRO --26 September 2017: The Egyptian team for the modern pentathlon won 6 gold medals, 9 silver and 12 bronze at the World Championships for Biathle (swimming and running) and Triathle (swimming, running and shooting) held in the Spanish city of Viveiro for all ages from 8 to 21 years that was held on September 20.
Riaz Fatyana, the President of Pakistan Modern Pentathlon Federation (PMPF), on Tuesday, congratulated the national athletes for their splendid performance in America.
President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach sent a letter to Egyptian modern pentathlon champion Aya Medany, congratulating her on being appointed at the Athletes Commission of the IOC.
Katy, based at the Modern Pentathlon Performance Centre in Bath, went into the competition benefiting from her first season's experience of competition as a senior athlete and looking to consolidate her official world ranking of 21st.
Tv sport OLYMPICS: Canoeing and taekwondo (BBC 2, 1pm); Canoeing, show jumping and modern pentathlon (BBC 1, 1.
Deodoro Aquatics Centre The venue for the swimming in the modern pentathlon features a renovated outdoor pool.
Murray is Great Britain's most recent Olympic medallist, having won the hosts' final medal of London 2012 with silver in the women's modern pentathlon.