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

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, […]

World Silver for Coyle and Lanigan-OKeefe

Arthur Lanigan-OKeefe and Natalya Coyle have won a Silver Medal at the Modern Pentathlon World Cup in Cairo this afternoon. That’s two consecutive World Cup Mixed Relay medals – fantastic result – well done! http://www.pentathlon.org/calendar/results/?id=124 Pos Name Nation Total Fencing Swimming Riding Combined Handi- cap PWR pts pos wins pts pos time pts pos pts […]

World Cup Success for O’Keefe

Congratulation to Arthur Lanigan O’Keefe on finishing 9th at the World Cup 2 in Cairo over the weekend. Arthur is competing again today along with Natalya Coyle in the World Cup mixed relay. Full results of the men’s World Cup 2 here: http://www.pentathlon.org/calendar/results/?id=124  

World Silver for Coyle and Lanigan-O’Keefe

Congratulations to Natalya Coyle and Arthur Lanigan – O’Keefe who won silver in the mixed relay event at the Sarasota World Cup at the weekend. Irish Olympians,  Lanigan-O’Keeffe and  Coyle moved from eighth to second in the final combined run/shoot event. Ireland scored 15 victories in fencing to begin the day in sixth position. Coyle […]

Modern Pentathlon Open Indoor Competition-Hungary

Hungarian Open Indoor Competition Budapest, Hungary 17th – 18th January   2015 Arthur Lanigan O’Keeffe finished in an agonising fourth place in the first competition of the 2015. The Irish Olympian was in touching distance of the podium throughout today’s competition until the last few steps of the run where he collapsed in sheer exhaustion […]

Brazil Delegation visit OCI

The Olympic Council of Ireland hosted a visit from Rio Organizing Committee 2016 Group Sports Manager Lt Col. Jaoo Gustavo Ribeiro de Cerqueira-Lima Neto  together with, Brazil Modern Pentathlon Head Coach Lt. Col. Alexandre Magno Vieira França and Maj. Guilherme Faria da Silva Defence Ministery – Brazil Military Sports Commission and interim Team Ireland PD Andy […]

Natalya inspires Ashbourne Pupils

Irish Olympian Natalya Coyle recently spent time with pupils and staff at Ashbourne Community School. Natalya is involved in the Olympic Council of Ireland schools initiative. The programme features outstanding Irish Olympians sharing experiences about the positive impact sport has had on their lives within their local community. Olympians inspire the students to follow their sporting dreams […]
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