About the Olympic Modern Pentathlon
The modern pentathlon is a sports competition consisting of five events: pistol shooting, epee fencing, 200 m freestyle swimming, a horse jumping, and a cross-country run. All five events are held on the same day.
Sheila Taormina Makes the 2008 US Olympic Modern Pentathlon Team
USA Pentathlon is reporting that Sheila Taormina has become the only woman ever to qualify for the Olympics in three different sports. For Taormina This will be her fourth U.S. Olympic Team as she has already competed in the Olympic Games in the sports of swimming (1996) and triathlon (2000 and 2004).
Sheila Taormina Earns Valuable Points at the 2007 World Modern Pentathlon Champs
Sheila Taormina (Livonia, Mich./Colorado Springs, Colo.) moved one step forward to her dream of making sports history by becoming the first woman to qualify for the Olympic Games in three different sports when she place ninth in the final of the 2007 World Modern Pentathlon Championships in Berlin, Germany. Her performance gained her valuable...
Sheila Taormina Wins Group B Semifinal at 2007 World Modern Pentathlon Champs
Sheila Taormina put together an amazing performance in today’s semifinal action at the 2007 World Modern Pentathlon Championships in Berlin, Germany, finishing in first place of Group B with 4,224 total modern pentathlon points to qualify for Saturday’s final. If she places in the top three in Saturday’s final, Taormina will make sports history...
USA Wins Men's Gold in Modern Pentathlon at the 2007 Pan American Games
Eli Bremer fulfilled a dream today of qualifying for an Olympic Games with his gold medal performance in the modern pentathlon competition at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “It feels great,” said Bremer. “It’s been a dream of mine ever since I was about four years old and today’s the day. It didn’t come together the last...
Mickey Kelly Gets Modern Pentathlon Bronze at the 2007 Pan American Games
Michelle ”Mickey” Kelly (Chatham, N.Y./Colorado Springs, Colo./U.S. Army) checked a big item off of her to do list today at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With her bronze medal performance in the women’s modern pentathlon, Kelly secured a berth to the 2008 Olympic Games as the second finisher from the North American region in today’s event.
Sheila Taormina Wins Silver Medal at the Modern Pentathlon 2007 World Cup #2
Sheila Taormina (Livonia, Mich./Colorado Springs, Colo.) turned in the best performance of her modern pentathlon career today, winning the silver medal in the second World Cup stop of the season in Cairo, Egypt. Taormina posted a total of 5,512 total modern pentathlon points to reach the podium in a loaded competitive field that included the 2006 World Champion, the 2006 World Cup Finals Champion and the 2004 Olympic gold medalist. Each of the World Cup winners in 2006 also competed.
U.S. Modern Pentathlete Sheila Taormina Receives USSA Jim Thorpe All-Around Awar
Sheila Taormina (Livonia, Mich./Colorado Springs, Colo.), 2006 U.S. National Modern Pentathlon Champion and elite athlete in three Olympic sports (swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon), was honored with the United States Sports Academy’s Jim Thorpe All-Around Award in ceremonies today at the El Pomar Foundation’s Penrose House in Colorado...