Modern Pentathlon

Modern Pentathlon is often referred to as the  true Olympic sport that most
accurately conveys the ideals of Olympism, testing the athletes physical
and mental abilities.” 

 

Fencing

Athletes fence every other competitor using electric epees and this is the only discipline where competitors can influence another athlete’s score.

 

Swimming

Athletes compete in a 50, 100 or 200m freestyle swim depending on age group.

 

Riding

Athletes ride an unfamiliar horse over a series of 9-12 show-jumps (which may include a double and a treble).

 

Combined Run/Shoot

The laser-run is the climax to the competition and athletes begin with a handicapped start, based on the results of the previous disciplines.


Athletes shoot (laser) a series of targets followed by run over a set distance.

Useful Links

Pentathlon Ireland
Irish Olympic Council
UIPM - More Than a Sport
Irish Sports Council