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

The Glorious Irrelevance of Modern Pentathlon

The Pentathlon, a 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…

Justinas Kinderis of Lithuania falls during the show jumping round of Modern Pentathlon on Day 15 of the Rio Olympics

Modern Pentathlon Event Brings the Pain - NYC Sport

The modern pentathlon is one of the most unusual Olympic events, and one of the most painful if you don't get a good horse.

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Combined events of the Women's Olympic Modern Pentathlon

Lena Schoneborn of Germany in action during the Women's Combined Running/Shooting competition at the Modern Pentathlon event at the Deodoro Stadium during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 August MUST CREDIT DPA / DIIMEX.

http://www.london2012.com/modern-pentathlon 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  Dates: Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 August

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

London Olympics 2012: Modern Pentathlon Showjumping in Pictures

London Olympics 2012: Modern Pentathlon show jumping - in pictures

London Olympics Modern Pentathlon Showjumping in Pictures. this makes me laugh a bit

Heather Fell, Modern Pentathlete. She won Olympic silver medal in the individual modern pentathlon at Beijing 2008. Part of the GB team that won Gold at the 2012 world championships, and she won Gold in the individual event at the 2008 world cup. In total she's won 15 medals during her career. B Plymouth 1983.

Heather Fell, Modern Pentathlete. She won Olympic silver medal in the individual modern pentathlon at Beijing 2008. Part of the GB team that won Gold at the 2012 world championships, and she won Gold in the individual event at the 2008 world cup. In total she's won 15 medals during her career. B Plymouth 1983.

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Australia's Chloe Esposito won Olympic gold in the modern pentathlon as Great Britain failed to land a medal for the first time since the women's event was introduced in 2000.  Esposito won with 1,372 points ahead of France's Elodie Clouvel (1,356) and Poland's Oktawia Nowacka (1,349).  Kate French was GB's highest-placed finisher in sixth place with 1,331.

Rio Olympics 2016: Great Britain miss out on medal as Australian win modern pentathlon

Australia's Chloe Esposito wins Olympic gold as Britain fail to win a modern pentathlon medal for the first time since

Shearwater Oscar ridden by South Korea's Hwang Woojin rears up during the riding event of the men's modern pentathlon during the London 2012 Olympics at Greenwich Park August 11, 2012.

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Shearwater Oscar ridden by South Korea's Hwang Woojin rears up during the riding event of the men's modern pentathlon during the London 2012 Olympics at Greenwich Park August

Modern Pentathlon - 1976 Montreal Olympics - Men's Team Riding Great Britain's Adrian Parker during the show jumping event in the Olympic Equestrian Centre, Quebec, Canada. The British team of Parker, Danny Nightingale and Jim Fox won the team gold medal. The modern pentathlon consists of pistol shooting,

Modern Pentathlon - 1976 Montreal Olympics - Men's Team Riding Great Britain's Adrian Parker during the show jumping event in the Olympic Equestrian Centre, Quebec, Canada. The British team of Parker, Danny Nightingale and Jim Fox won the team gold medal. The modern pentathlon consists of pistol shooting,

Strong international field sets stage for modern pentathlon at Rio Olympics  -  August 3, 2016

Strong international field sets stage for modern pentathlon at Rio Olympics

Strong international field sets stage for modern pentathlon at Rio Olympics - August 2016

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Bestand:Eli Bremer in 2008 Summer Olympics modern pentathlon show jumping event

Modern Pentathlon - 1976 Montreal Olympics - Men's Team Riding Great Britain's Jim Fox gets instructions from team coach Richard Meade during the show jumping event in the Olympic Equestrian Centre, Quebec, Canada. The British team of Fox, Danny Nightingale and Adrian Parker won the team gold medal. The modern pentathlon consists of pistol shooting,

Modern Pentathlon - 1976 Montreal Olympics - Men's Team Riding Great Britain's Jim Fox gets instructions from team coach Richard Meade during the show jumping event in the Olympic Equestrian Centre, Quebec, Canada. The British team of Fox, Danny Nightingale and Adrian Parker won the team gold medal. The modern pentathlon consists of pistol shooting,

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