Not one but five skills fused together at the Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Modern Pentathlon
Five birds, one stone. With tickets for the Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Modern Pentathlon from StubHub you have the chance to witness multi-talented athletes in action. The sport breathes modern games vibes as it was re-introduced by no one else but the founder of the modern games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
A sport competition of physical strength, concentration and multi-tasking
Most athletes work hard their entire life to master one sport perfectly. Well, make way for the athletes who triumph in five disciplines. This unique competition format is allegedly owed to a story of a 19th century Frenchman who, on his quest to deliver a message, had to ride, run, shoot, fence, and swim to complete his task – the five disciplines the athletes face. The pentathlon dates way back to the Ancient Games and weaved its way back into the Games first in 1912 in Stockholm. While, in the beginning, the disciplines took place over a few days; nowadays, they have to be completed all in one day, demanding the intense physical aptitude and mental skills of the performing athletes. With five disciplines to tick off, how does the competition work? First, athletes have to show their prowess with fencing where points are awarded for skill and execution. From the fencing mat, it is directly into the pool to swim 200m freestyle before they hop on a horse and prove their show jumping skills on an unfamiliar horse they cannot choose themselves. From the combined score from these three disciplines, the first ranking appears to determine who kicks off the laser-run round. This last discipline combines running and shooting where athletes have to alternate between running at high speeds and having a steady hand to shoot. Does this sound like the ultimate sporting event to you? You can easily buy and sell your tickets for the Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Modern Pentathlon on StubHub and see for yourself who is the fittest of them all.
Pentathlon is taking over the world
While the first pentathlons were mostly won by European athletes, there has been a new international twist emerging in the sport. The sport is engulfing the world with international fever and with tickets for the Tokyo Games in summer 2021: Modern Pentathlon from StubHub you can see the crowning champion live. If the games are not enough sport for you, there is more to explore on our website. You can find events like The Games in Asia, the SEA Games – Southeast Asian Games and the European Athletics movement here as well.