|Governing Body:||Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM)|
Modern Pentathlon is a combined sport consisting of five different disciplines- fencing, freestyle swimming (200 m), show jumping (equestrian) and laser-run which is a combination of laser shooting and running (earlier pistol shooting and 3.2km cross-country running). All of these events now took place in one single day, but earlier the sport followed a four-five day format. Modern Pentathlon is a part of summer Olympics since 1912.
The sport was believed to be originated by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games according to whom the sport is a measure of a “complete man”. The governing body of the sport- UIPM was founded in 1948.
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