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Modern Pentathlon

Modern Pentathlon

The modern pentathlon is a sports contest that includes five events. The name pentathlon is derived from the Greek root of pente, meaning five.

These events are usually a 3km cross country run, epee fencing, 200 m freestyle swimming, a show jumping course on horseback, and a pistol shooting event.

Modern Pentathlon was first incorporated into the Asian Games in 1994.

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Modern Pentathlon has its origins in a 19th-century legend. It is said that a young French cavalry officer was sent on horseback to deliver a message. To complete his mission he had to ride, fence, shoot, swim and run – the same five challenges that face competitors in Modern Pentathlon today.

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