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Pentathlon

Pentathlon , Olympic pentathlon, Pentathalon, Pentathlete
The pentathlon (as opposed to the modern pentathlon) was an athletic event in the Olympic Games and other Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. The name derives from Greek words for "five competitions." The five events were stadion (a short foot race), wrestling, which were also held as separate events, and the long jump, javelin throw, and discus throw, which were not held as separate events then. Pentathletes were considered to be among the most skilled athletes, and their training was often part of military service—each of the five events was thought to be useful in battle.
This image belongs to the following categories: Ancient Olympic Games, Events in athletics (track and field), Former Olympic sports, Individual sports, Multi-sport competitions.

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