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1. - History - Modern Pentathlon
This document is a history of modern pentathlon, with a list of all olympic champions in the sport. It is a page in the history section of, the largest collection of sports information on the Internet. Sports history. Alpha Index. Index by Sport. history Bits U. S. modern pentathlon and Biathlon Association (USMPBA), which established a Junior olympic development clinic in
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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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Unfortunately, the modern pentathlon’s Olympic history has all too often failed to live up to the lofty ideals of its founder. In Mexico in 1968 Swedish competitor Hans Gunnar Liljeavall secured his place in Olympic history by being disqualified for consuming alcohol during the competition. Further controversy followed at the following Games in Munich when the sport’s governing body banned 14 athletes who were found to have taken tranquillisers, only to see the ban overturned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) because it did not consider the tranquillisers as a banned substance. Australia has not escaped the unwelcome hand of controversy when it comes to the modern pentathlon.

3. Summer Olympics 2000 Olympic History -- Modern Pentathlon
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5. History Of The Modern Olympic Games
history of the modern olympic Games Where Athens, Greece Countries Participating 13 When March 25April 3 Athletes Participating 311 Male 0 Female Overall medal winner Greece of Events 43 New Events Womens swimming, Womens platform diving, Equestrian, and the modern pentathlon

6. Olympic History: Modern Pentathlon - Olympics 2000
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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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    olympic history. Sweden has one of the finest of all olympic records in the pentathlon. man in history to retain the pentathlon title. were held in pentathlon between 1952 and
    OLYMPIC HISTORY Sweden has one of the finest of all Olympic records in the pentathlon. Swedes won all the medals of every colour at the first three Games and lost only the bronze medal in the two subsequent Games. In front of Hitler at Berlin, Gotthadt Handrick broke the Swedish run, a shock that left the Swedes so short on form that they failed to win a medal of any colour. Sweden regained its composure after the Second World War, however, winning in 1948, 1952 and 1956, the latter two courtesy of Lars Hall, the only man in history to retain the pentathlon title. The next two Games were won by Hungarians, while Bjorn Ferm became the last Swede to win the title in 1968. Team events were held in pentathlon between 1952 and 1992, Hungary the most successful nation with four titles. Britain won the event in 1976.

    9. - History - Modern Pentathlon Medalists
    This document lists all olympic modern pentathlon medalists. It is a page in thehistory section of, the largest collection of sports history.
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    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
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    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

    10. Ananova - Olympic Sport Guide - Modern Pentathlon
    Press Association guide sheds light on the olympic sport of the modern pentathlon. Outlines the tournament rules and a brief event history. olympic history. modern pentathlon was introduced to the olympic Games in 1912.
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    Ananova: Olympic sport guide - Modern Pentathlon A guide to the Olympic sport of Modern Penthathlon Technical details Modern Pentathlon consists of Shooting, Fencing, Swimming, Horse Riding and Running. Shooting Air pistols are used in this section of the Modern Pentathlon. Competitors must stand at a distance of 10m and fire 20 shots on command at the targets, with only 40 seconds per shot. Fencing Competitors use epee swords, which have a maximum length of 110cm, with a stiff, triangular, fluted blade and are electrically wired at the point for scoring. Athletes face every other competitor in a series of one minute bouts. The first to score a hit within this time limit wins. Swimming 300m freestyle, swum in heats according to their personal best time. Horse Riding Competitors draw lots for a horse and have only 20 minutes to get to know it. They then face 12 obstacles over a 430-450m course. Riders start with 1,100 points and points are deducted for knockdowns, refusals, falling off and for going over the time limit. If the final time is twice the limit, then the competitor is eliminated from the event. Running This is the final leg of the Modern Pentathlon event and is over a 4km course, marked out over undulating terrain. Runners are handicapped according to their score, with the competition winner starting. The overall winner of the event is the first runner across the line.

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    Men: Velizar Iliev Chad Senior Women: Emily deRiel Mary Beth Larsen MEN Velizar Iliev Age: Height: Weight: Birthdate: March 9, 1966 Hometown: San Antonio, Texas Olympic History: Competing in his first Olympics Back to the top Chad Senior Age: Height: Weight: Birthdate: Dec. 27, 1974 Hometown: Ft. Myers, Fla. Olympic History: The top-ranked U.S. Pentathlete, Senior is appearing in his first Olympics. Back to the top WOMEN Emily deRiel Age: Height: Weight: Birthdate: Nov. 24, 1974 Hometown: Havertown, Pa. Olympic History: The Women's Modern Pentathlon debuts at the 2000 Games. Back to the top Mary Beth Larsen-Iagorashvili Age: Height: Weight: Birthdate: July 28, 1974

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    Latest: Sunday October 08, 2000 05:11 PM American Chad Senior of Fort Meyers, Fla., celebrates a victory in the fencing portion of the modern pentathlon. AP SYDNEY, Australia ( Russian Dmitry Svatkovsky captured the gold medal in the men's modern pentathlon while the United States came up short in its bid to win its first medal in the event since 1960. For a while it looked like Americans Velizar Iliev and Chad Senior both might medal, but in the end, they were left watching. Svatkovsky crossed the finish line of the 3-kilometer run, raised his arms in triumph and then dropped to his knees, touching his head to the ground in disbelief that he'd won the gold. Gabor Balogh of Hungary won the silver, and Pavel Dovgal of Belarus took the bronze. Senior finished sixth, and Iliev, who emigrated to the United States from Bulgaria in 1991, was ninth.

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    For many years, the ancient Greeks gathered in the beautiful Valley of Olympia to offer sacrifices to their gods. In time, the practice came to include games and contests. These games and contests came be known as the Olympic Games, with their first recorded date being 776 B.C. The Games were held every four years until A.D. 394. additional events were added. Eventually, the Olympic Games became a five-day festival that was deeply

    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
    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

    18. Modern Pentathlon History
    history. later to be the famous 2 nd World War General George S. Patton, was tofinish fifth in the first ever olympic modern pentathlon competition and for
    • The Ancient Pentathlon
    " The most perfect sportsmen, therefore, are the Pentathletes because in their bodies strength and speed are combined in beautiful harmony. " Aristotle
    The Pentathlon consisting of running the length of the stadium, jumping, throwing the spear, throwing the discus and wrestling was introduced for the first time at the 18 th Olympiad in 708 BC, probably by the Spartans as a method of training soldiers. The Pentathlon held a position of unique importance in the Games and was considered to be the climax, with the winner ranked as "Victor Ludorum". Admiration for the ancient Pentathlon was fully shared by the founder of the Modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin , and he expressed his support for the concept of Pentathlon most eloquently and forcefully in his Memoires Olympiques published in 1931. th meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Budapest (HUN) when as the Baron stated: "the Holy Ghost of sport illuminated my colleagues and they accepted a competition to which I attach great importance"

    19. Modern Pentathlon
    Parygin Wins Inaugural OneDay modern pentathlon The first one-day modern pentathlonin olympic history came to a rousing conclusion as Russian Edouard Zenovka
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    Parygin Wins Inaugural One-Day Modern Pentathlon
    The first one-day modern pentathlon in Olympic history came to a rousing conclusion as Russian Edouard Zenovka stumbled and fell with 10 yards to the finish, allowing Kazakhstan's Aleksandr Parygin to take the gold. The 12 1/2-hour ordeal consisted of shooting, fencing, swimming and horse-jumping, then concluded with a 2 1/2-mile cross-country run.
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    20. U.S. Olympic Team For Modern Pentathlon
    Medallist ( the first US female Pentathlete in the history of the sport to qualifyfor the olympic Games 1999 USOC Athlete of the Year modern pentathlon.
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    Emily Ann deRiel Mary Beth Iagorashvili
    Velizar Iliev
    Chad Senior
    Emily Ann deRiel
    Mary Beth (Larsen) Iagorashvili
    26 years old. Returning former Pentathlete. Originally from Mukwonago, Wisconsin, now resides in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, (recently married) Vaho Iagorashvili.
    1999 Pan-American Games Gold Medallist ( the first US female Pentathlete in the history of the sport to qualify for the Olympic Games).
    1999 US National Champion. 1999 and 2000 US World Team member.
    1999 USOC Athlete of the Year - Modern Pentathlon.
    3rd. place finisher in the 1998 Ironman World Championships (18-24 age group). Chiropractic student.
    Strongest sports are swimming and fencing.
    Mary Beth prefers fencing as it is exciting and challenging, and loves motivational / educational speaking, especially to children.
    Velizar Iliev
    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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