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

Pentathlon World Cup China

Natalya Coyle finished 21st in the 2012 World Cup Final in China today. The 21-year-old athlete headed into today’s competition occupying a qualification position for the Olympic Games but given the unpredictable nature of the sport, Coyle was not taking anything for granted.  Today’s result seems to be enough to keep her within the qualification […]

World Cup 3

Having qualified for all three Finals in the World Cup competitions so far in 2012, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe is starting to feel like he belongs in the mix with the top pentathletes in the World. Lanigan-O’Keeffe had a rollercoaster day of competition with highs and lows but the Junior athlete’s final placing of 22nd is an […]

Lanigan-O’Keeffe World Cup 2

Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe completed an excellent competition to finish 20th in World Cup 2 in Rio. After qualifying for only his second ever final, Lanigan-O’Keeffe performed well across all five events to help keep his Olympic qualification ambitions alive.  In the fencing, Lanigan-O’Keeffe started well, outclassing many of his opponents. After one third, he had scored […]

Coyle qualifies for final

Just five days since her 18th position finish at World Cup 1 in the USA, Natalya Coyle impressed once again as she eased her was through the qualification competition at World Cup 2 in Rio. Coyle’s swimming and fencing placed her 11th but an assured combined run/shoot performance saw her cross the finish line in […]

Coyle's progress noted by IOC

After becoming the first Irish Modern Pentathlete to qualify for the World Cup Final, Natalya Coyle is targeting next year’s Olympic Games in London, thanks to her Olympic Solidarity Scholarship through the Olympic Council of Ireland. Coyle is one of five Irish athletes on the scheme which also includes, Barry Watkins (Canoe Flatwater), Sam Watson […]

Coyle improves world ranking

Natalya Coyle continues to improve her World rankings towards her goal of Olympic qualification. Having only started to compete at International level 18 months ago, its just reward to the faith the National Federation, the Olympic Council and the Sports Council have in her programme. Natalya at the weekend finished 32nd in the World Championship Final. As […]

Modern Pentathlon

Natalya Coyle, an Olympic Council scholarship athlete,  finished a creditable 30th in the senior Modern Pentathlon European Championships today. In a highly competitive field, where eight athletes claimed qualification places for the 2012 Olympic Games, the young Irish athlete showed good composure and determination. Natalya began in fencing where she scored 10 victories and 25defeats […]

Modern Pentahlon Europeans

The Irish Modern Pentathlon team is currently represented by three athletes at the Senior European Championships in Medway, UK. Prior to the event Natalya Coyle, Arthur Lanigan-O’Keeffe and Eanna Bailey were all looking to perform well at this Olympic qualification event. The top eight athletes will gain automatic qualification for the London 2012 Olympic and with […]

Interview with Natalya Coyle

Modern Pentathlete talks to Jaqui Hurley

World 5th for Coyle and Bailey

Modern Pentathlon success for Irish Pair
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