A pentathlon is an athletic event in which competitors make obvious their competency in five disciplines. The name is derived from two Greek words pente (five) and athlon (competition). When Olympic Games were included the modern history the pentathlon revisit in two formats. The classic and modern pentathlons are very different but both assessment the stamina and expertise of the participant, as well as demonstrating personality which would have been precious for soldiers.
Five events were competed over one day starting with the long jump, javelin throw, discus throw and wrestling for the Ancient Olympic pentathlon. Pentathletes were particular to be among the most experienced athletes and their preparation was often part of military overhaul each of the five events in the pentathlon was consideration to be useful in battle or combat.
First pentathlon was recognized in Ancient Greece and was part of the Ancient Olympic Games. The modern pentathlon was a variation on the military feature of the Ancient pentathlon which was made-up by Pierre de Coubertin. The modern pentathlon focused on the cleverness compulsory by a late 19th century soldier, with competitions in shooting, swimming, fencing, equestrian, and cross country running.
Modern Pentathlon includes five events pistol shooting, epee fencing, 200 m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a 3 km cross-country run. A famous feature of modern pentathlons is the points system whereby each opponent is reward a sure number of points based on their presentation in each precise event. The overall champion is the participant with the maximum points total at the end of the five pentathlon events.
Modern pentathlon was first introduced to Olympic Games in 1912 and it will celebrate its 100 years in Olympic Games at London 2012 Olympic. 72 athletes will take part in the game to compete for 2 medals. The fencing will be held at Handball Arena, the swimming can be seen at Aquatics Center and Greenwich Park will host riding and combined event on 11 & 12 August 2012. Olympic Modern Pentathlon Tickets are available at Sport Ticket Exchange for fans at affordable rates. Olympic Games admirers should do something quickly to guarantee London Olympic Tickets from sport ticket Exchange.