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

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, […]

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  
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