New for the YOG!
The Modern Pentathlon has been specially adapted for the YOG to make it fun and appropriate for young athletes. The young athletes will not compete in Equestrian events, and a relay event has been introduced, in which mixed gender teams will compete, combining running and shooting events. In the shooting rounds, non-ammunition weapons will be used with electronic targets. That means laser pistols!
As in all international junior Modern Pentathlon competitions, there will be no riding discipline at the YOG. Each event will consist of four of the five Modern Pentathlon disciplines: fencing, swimming (200m freestyle), running and shooting – which are combined into a single event with the following format: 20m run; first shooting (five targets to be shot within 90 seconds); 1,000m run; second shooting (five targets to be shot within 90 seconds); 1,000m run, third shooting (five targets to be shot within 90 seconds); 1,000m run.