Modern Pentathlon

Introduction to Modern Pentathlon


The combination of five completely different sports constitutes Modern Pentathlon, the most demanding sport of the Olympic Games. Pentathletes compete in the course of one day, in the following five disciplines: Shooting, Fencing, Swimming, Riding, and Cross-country running. Modern Pentathlon men and women athletes need to have strength, endurance, quick reflexes and concentration, in order to meet the high demands of the sport. For contact details of Modern Pentathlon Association of Ireland please click on Full story

Great results in UIPM Pentathlon World Cup 4 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Congratulations to Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe and Natalya Coyle who won Gold and Silver medals in the Individual Men’s and Women’s competitions at the UIPM Pentathlon World Cup 4 in Sofia, Bulgaria last weekend. Arthur started his final strongly with a 3rd place in the swimming phase and followed this up by winning the fencing section […]

Silver medals for Pentathlon Ireland

Two of our Pentathletes, Mike Healy and Kate Coleman, won silver medals in the Mixed Relay in UIPM’s World Cup 3 in Hungary at the weekend and one of our Olympians, Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe came 8th in the Men’s individual competition. In the Mixed Relay competition, Kate and Mike started with a strong swim coming […]

Coyle and Lanigan-O’Keefe Retain Gold

Congratulations to Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe who retained their mixed relay gold at the modern pentathlon World Cup final in Lithuania yesterday. The pair began the final laser-run event in the lead, having built up a 23-second advantage allowing them to follow up on last year’s US success.  Coyle ran the first two laps […]

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 15/16

Live updates and reaction from the penultimate day for Team Ireland at Rio 2016

Rio Recap: Team Ireland’s Day 13/16

National records, olympic bebuts, In-form golfers and sword-wielding Irish athletes - It's been a memorable Day 13 at Rio 2016

Rio 2016 – Team Ireland Profile

Pictures and Profiles of all 77 athletes competing for Ireland at the Olympic Games Rio 2016

Team Ireland Grows For Rio 2016 with Cycling and Modern Pentathlon

First ever track cyclist and modern pentathlon’s Natalya Coyle bring Team Ireland to 54 Athletes 17 June 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is today delighted to announce jointly with Cycling Ireland and Pentathlon Ireland, that a further four athletes have been selected to represent Team Ireland at the Rio 2016 […]

Relay Gold for Coyle and O’Keefe

Ireland’s Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe won the Mixed Relay gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Sarasota, Florida on Sunday night. They produced a superb performance in the Combined event win to come home champions to go one better than the silver medal they won last year. It was an especially satisfying triumph for the Irish because […]

Lanigan O’Keefe European Champion

Congratulations once again to Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe – the new European Modern Pentathlon Champion in what was an historic day for Irish Sport in Bath. Arthur became the first ever Irish pentathlete to win gold and sealed his place in the 2016 Olympic Games in the process.  Arthur put in an outstanding performance in all disciplines, […]

Natalya Coyle Modern Pentathlon

Our Rio 2016 Olympic Council of Ireland Scholarship athlete Natalya Coyle gives us her first blog on the #roadtorio. Hi, my name is Natalya Coyle and I am an Olympic solidarity athlete in the sport of Modern Pentathlon. For my first blog I thought I’d start with the basics! Modern Pentathlon consists of 5 sports, […]
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