Modern Pentathlon Team
The UIPM organizes an annual World Championship for senior, junior, U19 and
U17 athletes as well as a Pentathlon World Cup series that consists of four events
culminating in a Final. Every four years, the ultimate test: the Olympic Games.
The Laser Run is the newest of the UIPM Sports and began its competitive
existence during the 2015 Laser Run World Championships. It is also the last event
and discipline of the Modern Pentathlon. Athletes of all ages can participate and the
event can be staged in cities, parks and countryside venues. Combining Running
and Laser Shooting, Laser Run is fast-paced and dynamic. In 2017, UIPM launched
the UIPM Laser Run City Tour, which took place in 60 cities worldwide, and in 2018
there will be 100 cities forming part of the UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour.
World School Biathlon
The World School Biathlon is a fun and simple way to organize events inside
schools with the basic sporting disciplines of running and swimming taking place
separately but with results aggregated. This helps the NFs to identify talent and
recruit the right type of athletes to participate in UIPM Sports. This system of
competition allows athletes worldwide to compete against each other by having
their national federations send the results to UIPM, who in turn compile and
maintain the current world standings.
Biathle – Triathle
UIPM Biathle and Triathle are UIPM Beach Sports. Biathle consists of the sequence
Run-Swim-Run while in Triathle athletes take part in a shoot-swim-run format.
UIPM Biathle and Triathle events can be organized at any water-side location –
ocean, sea, lake or river – and can be run on all surfaces. Since 2013 the UIPM has
organized annual Biathle/Triathle World Championships.
This is the last step before full Modern Pentathlon. It is composed of four of the five
disciplines of Modern Pentathlon: Swimming, Fencing and Laser Run (Running and
Shooting). All four events take place on the same day. UIPM organizes U19 and U17
World Championships and every four years athletes can qualify to take part in the
Youth Olympic Games.
UIPM organizes the Masters World Championships and the Confederations arrange
Continental Championships. There are two formats in Masters competitions –
Pentathlon and Tetrathlon – with all the same disciplines as the Senior, Junior and
UIPM Para Sports
The first UIPM Para Sport is Para Pentathlon and the first classification to be
introduced at elite level is LR1 (standing category including lower-limb amputees
and athletes with disabilities having a similar impact on performance). Para Laser
Run pilot events in 2018 are being considered by a number of Local Organizing
Committees (LOCs) of the UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour. UIPM will test the
proposed classifications, rules and potential challenges LOCs might face when
participating in the project. At the same time, UIPM wishes to offer, in partnership
with National Paralympic Committees, an opportunity to introduce the new
sporting adventure of UIPM Para Laser Run to the para-sport community.
The recognition and inclusion of Modern Pentathlon within FISU prompted a
long-term project worldwide. A number of international competitions are being
organized including in 2018 the first FISU World University Championships (WUC)
in Budapest, Hungary.
Modern Pentathlon is a core Olympic sport and has been on the Olympic programme since 1912 when Baron Pierre de Coubertin conceived a contemporary equivalent of the ancient pentathlon in his pursuit of the complete athlete.
It is composed by:
The swimming event is a 200m freestyle race. The heats are seeded with the fastest swimmers competing in the final heat. A time of 2:30 is worth 250 pentathlon points and every half a second faster or slower than this time is worth a plus or minus score of one point.
In 2015 UIPM has officially introduced a new, dynamic element to the discipline based on two rounds format. In the Ranking round the athlete competes against every other athlete in the field with series of one-touch bouts. Fast, unpredictable and unrelenting with a single touch deciding each match. An athlete who wins 25 of their 35 bouts will get 250 pentathlon points. In the final round, the Bonus Round, the competition is carried out in reverse order with athlete competing against the ranked next and the winner will play the next best-ranked pentathlete. The bout winner receives one bonus point for each bout they win.
In the riding event, athletes have to complete a show jumping course that is between 350 and 400 meters including 12 obstacles and 15 jumps, in a set time. The horses are assigned randomly and each athlete only has 20 minutes and five practice jumps to get to know the horse in the warm-up ring, before coming out to compete. A clear round within the time allowed is worth 300 pentathlon points. Competitors lose 7 points for each jump they knock down, and 10 points for a refusal to jump or a fall, which is equivalent to a 10-second handicap in the final Laser Run. They also lose one point for each second they are over the allowed time.It is mandatory to cross the final line otherwise the rider will be eliminated with zero points for the riding.
For the climax of the competition, athletes run a total distance of 4x800m, stopping to shoot and hit the target five times from 10 meters distance before each 800m leg – this is repeated four times. Athletes can start running the next 800m leg once they have hit the target five times. If they still have not hit the target five times after 50 seconds, they are allowed to continue, but any hopes of a medal will have gone. The competitor who has amassed the most points in the first three events starts the Laser Run first, with the rest of the field facing a one second handicap for each pentathlon point by which they trail the leader. This ensures that the first person to cross the finish line wins the Gold medal. The terminology of this discipline was changed from
After Paris 2024 Horse Riding will be substituted with OCR.
Obstacle course racing (OCR) is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must overcome various physical challenges in the form of obstacles. Races vary in length from courses with obstacles close together to events of several kilometers which incorporate elements of track, road and/or cross country/trail running. Courses may include climbing over walls or up ropes, monkey bars, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water or mud, crawling under wire, and jumping through obstacle.