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.
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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
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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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We have great confidence in our players in weightlifting and the modern pentathlon to win Olympic medals, which was our main motivation to sponsor the two federations."
GREAT Britain's James Cooke won the men's individual gold at the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships at the University of Bath.
Aberdeen's Eilidh Prise is getting a close-up view of the 2020 Olympic Games facilities by competing in the Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final in Tokyo today.
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LAHORE -- Mishael Hayat with 697 points emerged winner in U-19 female biathle event in First Junior Age Group Punjab Modern Pentathlon Championship here at Nishtar Park Sports Complex, here on Monday.
The first of the two World Cup qualifying events, the QNB Al Rayyan International Showjumping Competition will be conducted by the Qatar Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon Federation from today (November 15-17).
Pakistan Modern Pentathlon Federation (PMPF) President Riaz Fatyana presented a souvenir to Punjab Sports Minister Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti on this occasion.
Elise is an impressive sportsperson, taking part in running, riding, rugby and hockey alongside the modern pentathlon.
Bryden has been putting in an incredible amount of work in her efforts to achieve results in modern pentathlon.
MODERN pentathlon has been an Olympic men's sport since 1912 and Great Britain has never won a medal.
Riccardo de Luca was crowned as the International Modern Pentathlon Union Champion of Champions, after the Italian put in a dominating performance to clinch men's title.