Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pentathlon: Oscar Soto from Mexico

Oscar Soto qualified for the Modern Pentathlon by winning the Pan Am Games.  He is a Mexican Athlete and all around stud.
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After winning the Pan Am Games

And by all around stud, I mean not Stud - as in hot (although he is a looker), but Stud as in amazingly versatile.  This is what the Pentathlon is at the London Olympics
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Modern pentathlon contains five events; pistol shootingépée fencing, 200 m freestyle swimmingshow jumping, and a 3 km cross-country run.[3] These will be the first Olympic Games in which the running and shooting events are combined; athletes face three rounds of shooting each followed by a 1 km run. Each of the three rounds of firing, athletes have to shoot five targets, loading the gun after each shot; they may then resume running. Misses are not penalised, but exceeding a maximum total time of 70 seconds will result in a penalty.
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That is a lot of stuff to do.  And Oscar seems to pull it off easily.
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Pistol Shooting
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Jumping with the Horse
200 Meter Swim

Getty Glamour Shot of him getting ready to Fence.

1 comment:

Penta-what? in Wisconsin said...

What an interesting combination of sports. They should have put the catapult and damsel rescueing into the mix somehow. :)

Regarding Oscar - I like his swim cap. Cheeky.