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pentathlon

(pĕntăth`lən), composite athletic event. In ancient Greece it comprised leaping, foot racing, wrestling, discus throwing, and casting the javelin. The modern pentathlon, an Olympic gamesOlympic games,
premier athletic meeting of ancient Greece, and, in modern times, series of international sports contests. The Olympics of Ancient Greece

Although records cannot verify games earlier than 776 B.C.
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 contest for men since 1912, comprises a cross-country horseback ride, a cross-country run, a swimming race, épée fencing, and pistol shooting; women first competed in the pentathlon in the 2000 Olympics. In 2008 the governing body for the sport voted to combine the run and pistol shooting in one element. From 1964 to 1980 what is now the women's Olympic track-and-field contest known as the heptathlon (see under decathlondecathlon
, in modern Olympic games, a contest for men held over two days and composed of 10 track-and-field events. It consists of the long jump; the high jump; the discus throw; the shot putt; the javelin throw; the 100-, 400-, and 1,500-meter races; the 110-meter hurdle race;
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) was a five-event contest called the pentathlon.

pentathlon

an athletic contest consisting of five different events, based on a competition in the ancient Greek Olympics
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In 2013, El-Geziry won the fourth place in the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia, where the top 24 internationally ranked pentathletes participated.
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The picture includes the compre Jimmy Cricket and pentathlete Dame Mary Peters was also there.
Modern pentathlete Peter Whiteside from Middlesbrough competed in Moscow 1980.
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