Modern Pentathlon is an Olympic sport that traditionally comprises five events: fencing, swimming, horse riding, and cross-country running combined with pistol shooting. This format was used in the inaugural World University Championship in Budapest, Hungary, in 2018. The sport has evolved to a new format consisting of obstacle race and laser run (cross-country run plus laser shooting), to be followed by FISU from 2024.
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The History of Modern Pentathlon in FISU
Modern Pentathlon has been included in 2014 as a new sport of FISU. In 2015 the first international Modern Pentathlon university competition was successfully organized in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The 1st Modern Pentathlon FISU World University Championships will be held in the summer of 2018. Budapest, the capital of Hungary, has been named as host city.
Modern Pentathlon is one of the original Olympic sports, consisting of fencing, swimming, horse riding and running combined with laser shooting, It is one of the most physically and mentally demanding sports in the world and its reach has expanded in recent years to embrace all five continents. The competition formats include individual, team and mixed-relay competitions.