Modern Pentathlon is one of the sports at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Modern Pentathlon at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will be take place between 5 to 7 August, 2021 at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza and Ajinomoto Stadium. Thirty six athletes will compete each in the men’s and women’s events. Are you watching Modern Pentathlon at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 live stream & schedule, follow us..
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Modern Pentathlon Participating Nations – Tokyo Olympics 2020
- Czech Republic
- Great Britain
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United States
Essence of the sport – Modern Pentathlon at the Tokyo Olympics 2020
A competition format
Competitors score points in the first three events, which decide their starting position for the final laser run event, composed of the shooting and running disciplines. The first athlete over the line wins the gold medal.
Athletes must ride an unfamiliar horse over a show jumping course without incurring penalties and within the allotted time.
Competitors are ranked according to their score from the first three disciplines, with the leader going first. One point equals a one-second advantage. In this final combined event, athletes must complete four circuits shooting five targets from a distance of 10m within 50 seconds using a laser pistol, and running 800m.
• Fencing Ranking Round
Athletes compete against all others, using the epée. The competition is a round-robin of one-minute matches, with the most successful athletes winning the most points. The short, quick bouts demand complete concentration and the adaptability to cope with different opponents.
The 200m freestyle event is a test of power and endurance. Competitors line up in heats according to their fastest times and are awarded points based on their finishing times.
• Fencing Bonus Round
The start list for the fencing bonus round is based on the result of the fencing ranking round. The format is elimination and bouts last 30 seconds.