Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search The modern pentathlon was introduced at the 1912 Olympics as a test of military skillsor, at least, the skills that were traditionally taught at military academies of the time. It was designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the chief founder of the modern Olympic Games. The concept behind the competition is that a military courier sets out on horseback to carry a message. Along the way, he has to fight a duel with epees, use his pistol, swim across a river, and then run through the woods to reach his goal. Only Army officers were allowed to participate in 1912, when the United States was represented by a 26-year-old second lieutenant, George S. Patton, a skilled rider and fencer. Patton did very well in four of the events and might well have won the gold medal except for his poor marksmanship. He finished 21st in the pistol shooting event, which dropped him to fifth overall. Scoring was originally based on a competitor's placing in the various events, with the lowest score winning. It's now based on a scoring table similar to the one used in track and field for the decathlon. Standards are set for each event and a competitor receives 1,000 points for equalling the standard. Points are added if the standard is exceeded and subtracted if the performance falls below the standard. The events have changed somewhat since 1912. The equestrian event, originally a 5,000-meter cross-country ride against time, is now a 400-meter stadium jumping course. The swimming event has been cut from 300 meters to 200 meters, the cross-country running event from 4,000 meters to 3,000 meters. The shooting event, originally a 22-caliber pistol shot from 25 meters at a turning target, has become a 10-meter air pistol shot at a stationary target.
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Extractions: Mary Beth prefers fencing as it is exciting and challenging, and loves motivational / educational speaking, especially to children. 34 years old, originally from Vratza, Bulgaria, defected to the US in 1991. Velizar is an experienced Pentathlete who as an American citizen provides leadership to the USA Pentathlon Team. Velizar came out of retirement in 1997 in the hope to earn that elusive gold medal at the Olympic Games for the USA. He is a 1999 Pan-American Games Gold Medallist and Olympic qualifier. At the 2000 World Championships, Velizar helped the US Team to two World Championship titles in the Team and Relay competitions. He was the highest US finisher in 6th place. He was 4th at the 1998, 1991, 1989 World Championships. Member of the US Bronze Medal Relay Team at the 1999 World Championships. The 2000 and 1998 US National Champion.
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Extractions: Modern pentathlon The pentathlon, whether modern or ancient, has always been designed as a soldiers event. It was introduced to the ancient Olympics in the eighth century BC after the Spartans complained that too many Olympic events favoured civilians and did nothing to reward the skills of the warrior. In those days the sport was an elimination event featuring five disciplines: discus, spear throwing, long jump, running and wrestling. The idea was that weaker competitors were progressively eliminated until just two remained to wrestle for the title. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Modern Olympics, obviously liked the idea and was keen to incorporate a similar event in the Games.
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Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search Other Resources The modern pentathlon was created for the 1912 Olympics by Baron Pierre de Coubertin himself, and it's been in every Olympics since then, though the women's event wasn't added until 2000. A men's team competition was held from 1952 through 1992. The sport combines pistol shooting, fencing, equestrianism, cross-country running, and swimming. Originally, it was held over a period of four or five days, but since 1996 all the events have been held on a single day. Up until 1952, a competitor's score were the total of his placings in each event, so the lowest score won. Since 1956, scoring tables have been used, as in track and field's pentathlon, heptathlon, and decathlon. Top of page Year Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score Georg de Laval, SWE Gustaf Dyrssen, SWE Erik de Laval, SWE Bo Lindman, SWE Gustaf Dyrssen, SWE Berth Uggla, SWE
Extractions: Pentathlon dates back to the ancient Games of 708 B.C., but it resembled what we now know as decathlon and heptathlon. "Modern" pentathlon was first introduced at the Stockholm Games in 1912. The five events shooting, fencing, swimming, riding and running were instituted by the Swedish Olympic Committee and have remained the same. Sweden dominated the event for the first half of the 20th Century and the only outsider to challenge them in 1912 was a 26-year-old U.S. army lieutenant named George Patton. And why didn't Patton bring the gold home? He couldn't shoot straight. Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the Frenchman who revived the modern-day Olympics, felt the reinstatement of the event would help world relations, and insure peace, if soldiers of the world could participate in friendly competition.
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Extractions: find a mistake... Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the modern pentathlon believing the event would test a man's/woman's moral qualities as much as his physical resources and skills, thereby producing the ideal, complete athlete. The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport which consists of competition in five events in one gruelling day. Competitors earn points for their performances in each of the five disciplines: pistol shooting, epee fencing, swimming, riding (equestrian show jumping) and cross-country running. The total points scored in the first four events determine the starting order for the final event, turning the cross-country running into a handicap event. The leading competitor sets off first and the intervals between that competitor and those who follow is determined by the points difference between them. Because of this handicapping system, the first three competitors to cross the line at the end of the run fill the gold, silver and bronze medal positions.
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Extractions: The sport was created for army officers in the 1912 Olympics when Second World War hero Gerge S Patton, then a 2nd lieutenant represented the United States (came 5th). The sport consists of: Cross-country riding Fencing Air Pistol shooting (10m, originally .22 calibre at 25m) Swimming (200m, originally 300m) Running (4000m, originally 5000m cross-country) A messenger sent on horseback fights the enemy with sword and pistol, swims across a river and continues on foot. In its early days it was dominated by members of the armed forces who had the opportunity to hone so many different skills. Lars Hall (1952) was the first civilian champion. Men Top Men's Team 1952 Hungary 166 Sweden 182 Finland 213 1956 Soviet Union 13690.5 United States 13482 Finland 13185.5 1960 Hungary 14863 Soviet Union 14309 United States 14192 1964 Soviet Union 14961 United States 14189 Hungary 14173 1968 Hungary 14325 Soviet Union 14248 France 13289 1972 Soviet Union 15968 Hungary 15348 Finland 14812 1976 Great Britain 15559 Czechoslovakia 15451 Hungary 15395 1980 Soviet Union 16126 Hungary 15912 Sweden 15845 1984 Italy 16066 United States 15568 France 15565 1988 Hungary 15886 Italy 15571 Great Britain 15276 1992 Poland 16018 Unified Team 15924 Italy 15760
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Extractions: Alberta Modern Pentathlon Association - Provincial governing body promoting the sport in Alberta, Canada. News, rules, forms, links, events calendar and classified ads. British Columbia Modern Pentathlon Association - Provides news, competitions calendar, spectator guide, along with athlete development, assistance and profiles. Scoring, rules and links are also featured. Cambridge University Modern Pentathlon Club - Offers details on training, social and competitive events calendar, news, photo gallery and links. Hellenic Modern Pentathlon Federation - Official site featuring organization info, national and international events, photos, and links. HickokSports.com: History: Modern Pentathlon - Features a short history of modern pentathlon, with a list of all Olympic champions in the sport. International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) - Union International de Pentathlon Moderne has the object to promote the development of the Modern Pentathlon with a view to raising the level of performances. The site includes news, rules, competitions, results, links, and a forum. Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain - Covers modern pentathlon events in Britain and includes membership information.
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Extractions: Home Check Availability Browse Accommodations Buy Olympic Event Tickets ... Submit A Special Request Olympic Sports History MODERN PENTATHLON The modern pentathlon was introduced at the 1912 Olympics as a test of military skillsor, at least, the skills that were traditionally taught at military academies of the time. It was designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the chief founder of the modern Olympic Games. The concept behind the competition is that a military courier sets out on horseback to carry a message. Along the way, he has to fight a duel with epees, use his pistol, swim across a river, and then run through the woods to reach his goal. Only Army officers were allowed to participate in 1912, when the United States was represented by a 26-year-old second lieutenant, George S. Patton, a skilled rider and fencer. Patton did very well in four of the events and might well have won the gold medal except for his poor marksmanship. He finished 21st in the pistol shooting event, which dropped him to fifth overall. Scoring was originally based on a competitor's placing in the various events, with the lowest score winning. It's now based on a scoring table similar to the one used in track and field for the decathlon. Standards are set for each event and a competitor receives 1,000 points for equaling the standard. Points are added if the standard is exceeded and subtracted if the performance falls below the standard.
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HISTORY OF MODERN PENTATHLON The modern pentathlon was born in 1912 in Stockholm olympic Games the creator of theolympic Games of modern Age. The olympic Games were then in an early stage http://www.terravista.pt/Copacabana/1840/english_historia.htm
Extractions: MODERN PENTATHLON The Modern Pentathlon it's a sport with unique characteristics, that by it's originality and distinction becomes not only pleasant to practice as stimulating to watch. Score Tables ) and after the 5 events the athlete that has gathered more points is declared as the winner. Nowadays Modern Pentathlon is practised world-wide with more incidence in Europe where Modern Pentathlon is more known, it is frequent to see in TV sports channels and not only, images of the meetings disputed all over the world, specially World Cup events. A last note for the fact that in the Olympic Games of Atlanta the Modern Pentathlon was disputed in one day , which has definitely contributed for its development, and in Sydney 2000 the Games will also include the female participation. João Matos Luis in October/1997 Bach to Home Page
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