World Modern Pentathlon Championships

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World Modern Pentathlon Championships
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Inaugurated 1949 (1949)

The UIPM Senior World Championships is an annual global international competition in modern pentathlon. It was first held in 1949 under the organization of the International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM).

Modern pentathlon sport which combines fencing, swimming, show jumping, shooting and running

The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport that comprises five different events; fencing, freestyle swimming (200m), equestrian show jumping, and a final combined event of pistol shooting and cross country running (3200m). This last event is now referred to as the laser-run, since it alternates four legs of laser pistol shooting followed by an 800m run. The event is inspired by the traditional pentathlon held during the ancient Olympics; as the original events were patterned on the skills needed by an ideal Greek soldier of the era, the modern pentathlon is similarly patterned on events representing the skills needed by cavalry behind enemy lines.

The Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne, commonly known by the acronym UIPM, has been the international governing body of modern pentathlon since its foundation in London in 1948. Its headquarters are in Monte-Carlo, Monaco and it has 115 national federation members. Modern pentathlon was introduced at the 5th Olympiad in Stockholm (SWE) in 1912, comprising the contemporary sports of pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running, which embraced the spirit of its ancient counterpart.

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Editions

EditionYearMen's Host CityMen's Host CountryWomen's Host CityWomen's Host CountryEvents
1 1949 Stockholm Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Not heldNot held2
2 1950 Bern Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Not heldNot held2
3 1951 Helsingborg Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Not heldNot held2
4 1953 Santo Domingo Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Not heldNot held2
5 1954 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Not heldNot held2
6 1955 Zurich Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Not heldNot held2
7 1957 Stockholm Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Not heldNot held2
8 1958 Aldershot Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Not heldNot held2
9 1959 Hershey Flag of the United States.svg  United States Not heldNot held2
10 1961 Moscow Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Not heldNot held2
11 1962 Mexico City Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Not heldNot held2
12 1963 Magglingen Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Not heldNot held2
13 1965 Leipzig Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany Not heldNot held2
14 1966 Melbourne Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Not heldNot held2
15 1967 Jönköping Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Not heldNot held2
16 1969 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Not heldNot held2
17 1970 Warendorf Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Not heldNot held2
18 1971 San Antonio Flag of the United States.svg  United States Not heldNot held2
19 1973 London Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Not heldNot held2
20 1974 Moscow Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union Not heldNot held2
21 1975 Mexico City Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Not heldNot held2
22 1977 San Antonio Flag of the United States.svg  United States Not heldNot held2
23 1978 Jönköping Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 4
24 1979 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Not heldNot held2
25 1981 Zielona Góra Flag of Poland.svg  Poland London Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 4
26 1982 Rome Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Compiègne Flag of France.svg  France 4
27 1983 Warendorf Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Gothenburg Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 4
28 1984Not heldNot held Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 2
29 1985 Melbourne Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Montreal Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 4
30 1986 Montecatini Terme Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Montecatini Terme Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 4
31 1987 Moulins Flag of France.svg  France Bensheim Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany 4
32 1988Not heldNot held Warsaw Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2
33 1989 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Wiener Neustadt Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 5
34 1990 Lahti Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Linköping Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 5
35 1991 San Antonio Flag of the United States.svg  United States Sydney Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 6
36 1992 Winterthur Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 4
37 1993 Darmstadt Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 4
38 1994 Sheffield Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 6
39 1995 Basel Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 6
40 1996 Rome Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Siena Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 4
EditionYearHost CityHost CountryEvents
41 1997 Sofia Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 6
42 1998 Mexico City Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 6
43 1999 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 6
44 2000 Pesaro Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 6
45 2001 Millfield Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 6
46 2002 San Francisco Flag of the United States.svg  United States 6
47 2003 Pesaro Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 6
48 2004 Moscow Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 6
49 2005 Warsaw Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 6
50 2006 Guatemala City Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 6
51 2007 Berlin Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 6
52 2008 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 6
53 2009 London Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 6
54 2010 Chengdu Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 7
55 2011 Moscow Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 7
56 2012 Rome Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 7
57 2013 Kaoshiung Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 7
58 2014 Warsaw Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 7
59 2015 Berlin Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 7
60 2016 Moscow Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 7
61 2017 Cairo Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt 7
62 2018 Mexico City Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 7
63 2019 Budapest Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 7
64 2020TBAFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 7

All-time medal table

Updated after the 2018 Championships.
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)544433131
2Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)34162171
3Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (Soviet Union)32251471
4Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)20301969
5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)20191352
6Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)16121442
7Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)15111642
8Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1051126
9Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)9161843
10Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)88925
11Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)6101430
12Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)5101126
13Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)59620
14Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)57921
15Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)53614
16Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)52815
17Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)5139
18Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)2428
19Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)1113
20Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)1012
21Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)09312
22Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (West Germany)08917
23Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland  (SUI)0426
24Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia  (Czechoslovakia)0145
25Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0123
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)0123
27Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)0101
28Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)0022
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (East Germany)0022
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)0022
31Flag of Chile.svg  Chile  (CHI)0011
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala  (GUA)0011
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0011
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)0011
Totals (34 nations)258258261777


See also

Modern pentathlon at the Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon is a sports contest created especially for the Summer Olympic Games by the founder of the modern Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, and was first contested in 1912. Coubertin was inspired by the pentathlon event in Ancient Olympic Games, which was modeled after the skills of the ideal soldier at the time.

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Pentathlon combined sporting event of five contests

A pentathlon is a contest featuring five events. The name is derived from Greek: combining the words pente (five) and -athlon (competition). The first pentathlon was documented in Ancient Greece and was part of the Ancient Olympic Games. Five events were contested over one day for the Ancient Olympic pentathlon, starting with the long jump, javelin throwing, and discus throwing, followed by the stadion and wrestling. Pentathletes were considered to be among the most skilled athletes, and their training was often part of military service—each of the five events in the pentathlon was thought to be useful in war or battle.

Modern pentathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics

The modern pentathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics was held from 26 August to 27 August 2004, at the Olympic Modern Pentathlon Centre at the Goudi Olympic Complex. The men's and women's events each involved 32 athletes, an increase of eight from the previous games.

Chen Qian is a female Chinese modern pentathlete who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London finishing in 5th place on both occasions.

Modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London was held from 11 to 12 August 2012. The men's and women's events each involved 36 athletes. The venues for the events were the Copper Box (fencing), the Aquatics Centre (swimming), and Greenwich Park.

Anastasiya Samusevich-Prokopenko is a Belarusian modern pentathlete who competed at three Summer Olympics.

Modern pentathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The modern pentathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro took place from 19 to 20 August 2016 at Deodoro Aquatics Centre, Deodoro Stadium and Youth Arena.

Michal Michalík is a modern pentathlete from the Czech Republic. He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he finished sixth in the men's event, with a score of 5,332 points, and managed to repeat his position at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He is currently ranked no. 37 in the world by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).

Peter Samuel Konrad "Sam" Sacksen is an American modern pentathlete from Somerset, Pennsylvania. He is currently ranked no. 56 in the world by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).

Aleksander Lesun Belarusian-Russian modern pentathlete

Aleksander Leonidovich Lesun is a Russian modern pentathlete. He is a multiple-time medalist at the World and European Championships, and was a top-ranked male modern pentathlete in the world by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).

Leila Gyenesei is a Hungarian modern pentathlete and cross-country skier. She is a five-time medalist at the World Championships, and is currently ranked no. 19 in the world by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM). She is also the daughter of István Gyenesei, former Minister of Local Government and chairman of the Association for Somogy party.

The modern pentathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will take place from 6 to 8 August 2020 at Musashino Forest Sports Plaza and Ajinomoto Stadium.

Max Esposito is an Australian modern pentathlete. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men's event. He was the youngest athlete in the race and finished seventh. Esposito has also competed in one Youth Olympic Games and one World Modern Pentathlon Championships.

Charles Fernandez (pentathlete)

Charles Fernandez is a Guatemalan modern pentathlete. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men's event and finished fifteenth. Fernandez won the men's modern pentathlon at the 2015 Pan American Games. He also won a gold medal at the World Junior Championships. Fernandez has competed in three World Modern Pentathlon Championships as well as multiple youth and junior world championships and a Central American and Caribbean Games.

Modern pentathlon at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics

Modern pentathlon at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics was held from 12 to 16 October. The events took place at the Parque Polideportivo Roca and Tecnópolis in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

South African Modern Pentathlon Association

South African Modern Pentathlon Association (SAMPA) is the governing body for the sport of modern pentathlon in South Africa recognised by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM). Modern pentathlon of the current era is an Olympic sport that is made up of five events: fencing, freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a final combined event involving laser pistol shooting, and cross-country running.

Modern pentathlon competitions at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru are scheduled to be held between July 27th and 30th, 2019 at the Military School of Chorrillos.

Modern Pentathlon Federation of India

The Modern Pentathlon Federation of India (MPFI) is the national governing body for the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon in India.

Tomáš Svoboda is a professional Czech triathlete and aquathlete. He won gold at the 2015 ETU European Aquathlon Championships, and is two time UIPM biathle World Champion Tomáš is the twin brother of David Svoboda, 2012 Olympic Champion in the sport of Modern Pentathlon.

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