The Pentathlon, a 100-year-old Olympic event is obscure and unpopular—yet it represents much of what's great about the Games

The Pentathlon, a 100-year-old Olympic event is obscure and unpopular—yet it represents much of what's great about the Games

The modern pentathlon is one of the most unusual Olympic events, and one of the…

The modern pentathlon is one of the most unusual Olympic events, and one of the…

Modern Pentathlon - A sport like no other, at the London 2012 Games Modern Pentathlon will celebrate 100 years as part of the Olympic Games.  Events: Fencing, Swimming, Riding, Combined Run/Shoot Event

Modern Pentathlon - A sport like no other, at the London 2012 Games Modern Pentathlon will celebrate 100 years as part of the Olympic Games. Events: Fencing, Swimming, Riding, Combined Run/Shoot Event

Combined events of the Women's Olympic Modern Pentathlon

Combined events of the Women's Olympic Modern Pentathlon

Day 16 - Laura Asadauskaite shoots for gold -   Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite competes in the combined event of the women's modern pentathlon during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 12, 2012.

Day 16 - Laura Asadauskaite shoots for gold - Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite competes in the combined event of the women's modern pentathlon during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on August 12, 2012.

Germany - Lena Schoneborn - Pentathlon:    Lena Schoneborn is a professional pentathlete who competes in the Modern Pentathlon via the Olympics and other international competitions. In the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Schoneborn will represent her home country in the event and is a favorite entering into the Games.    Lena isn’t exactly new to the Olympic stage. Competing in the Modern Pentathlon in 2008 in Beijing, Schoneborn had a very strong showing and earned a gold medal for...

Germany - Lena Schoneborn - Pentathlon: Lena Schoneborn is a professional pentathlete who competes in the Modern Pentathlon via the Olympics and other international competitions. In the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Schoneborn will represent her home country in the event and is a favorite entering into the Games. Lena isn’t exactly new to the Olympic stage. Competing in the Modern Pentathlon in 2008 in Beijing, Schoneborn had a very strong showing and earned a gold medal for...

Modern pentathlon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The modern pentathlon is a sports contest that includes five events: pistol shooting, fencing, 200 m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a 3 km cross-country run.[1] Since 1949 an annual World Championship has been held in non-Olympic years.  Originally the competition took place over four or five days; however in 1996 a one-day format was adopted in an effort to be more audience-friendly[1].

Modern pentathlon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The modern pentathlon is a sports contest that includes five events: pistol shooting, fencing, 200 m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a 3 km cross-country run.[1] Since 1949 an annual World Championship has been held in non-Olympic years. Originally the competition took place over four or five days; however in 1996 a one-day format was adopted in an effort to be more audience-friendly[1].

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