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Pentathlon Canada announces new National Team Standards

The board of directors of Pentathlon Canada has approved a new set of National Team Standards effective January 1, 2017. The new standards can be found on the Pentathlon Canada website: https://www.pentathloncanada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Pentathlon-Canada-National-Team-Standards.pdf With this new set of standards the current National Team Members are: Women: Melanie McCann, Donna Vakalis, Beatrice Cigagna, Hillary Elliott, Kelly Fitzsimmons…

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Canadian Modern Pentathlon Team Nominated for Rio 2016

Two modern pentathlon athletes chosen to represent Canada TORONTO — On Wednesday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Pentathlon Canada named the two athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in modern pentathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. The two athletes are London 2012 Olympians Melanie McCann and Donna Vakalis.…

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Rio 2016 Nominated Olympian Donna Vakalis Defends National Title at the 2015 Canadian Pentathlon Championships

Baden, ON — The 2015 Canadian Modern Pentathlon Championships took place in Kitchener-Waterloo and Baden, Ontario August 15-16, 2015. 28 athletes from British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and the USA competed in the sport consisting of 5 elements: epee fencing, freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping and the combined run-laser shoot. Olympian Donna Vakalis (Toronto, ON)…

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2015 Canadian Pentathlon Championships to Be Held in Kitchener-Waterloo and Baden, Ontario August 15-16

Baden, ON — The 2015 Canadian Modern Pentathlon Championships will take place in Kitchener-Waterloo and Baden, Ontario August 15-16, 2015.   Over 30 athletes from British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and the USA are expected to compete in the sport consisting of 5 elements: epee fencing, freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping and the combined run-laser shoot.The…

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Canadian Pentathlete Qualifies for 2016 Olympic Games

Toronto, ON — After an intense day of fencing, swimming and equestrian show jumping, Donna Vakalis put in an outstanding signature performance in the final combined event in the Modern Pentathlon at the Pan American Games in Toronto on July 18th. The effort had her overtaking several athletes including teammate Melanie McCann to finish just…

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Nomination de l’équipe Canadienne de pentathlon moderne en vue de Toronto 2015

Toronto, ON — Le Comité olympique canadien (COC) et Pentathlon Canada ont nommé, jeudi, les athlètes de l’équipe canadienne de pentathlon moderne en vue des Jeux panaméricains de 2015 à Toronto, qui auront lieu du 10 au 26 juillet. Les cinq athlètes sélectionnés pour prendre part aux compétitions de pentathlon moderne sont Melanie McCann et Donna Vakalis,…

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In 1983, Lynn Séguin (nee: Chornobrywy) became the modern pentathlon world champion and was named Canada’s Female Athlete of the Year

Melanie McCann’s (Mount Carmel, ON) 11th place finish in the Women’s Pentathlon at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was the highest placing ever by a Canadian at the Games.

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