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Pentathlon Canada mourns the loss of Shirley White

Many people have gone into making Canada’s Modern Pentathlon possible. This past weekend, we lost one of those people who had been so integral to creating the sport we have today. With a heavy heart we share the sudden and tragic loss of Shirley White. She had been the Ontario Modern Pentathlon Association ( OMPA…

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Pentathlon Canada Commitment to Equine Welfare

Pentathlon Canada athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, and horses have the right to participate in a safe and inclusive environment free of abuse, harassment, or discrimination. Pentathlon Canada believes strongly that the welfare of both people and horses involved in the sport is a foremost consideration. The welfare and safety of horses is a core value…

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July 2021 update from Pentathlon Canada’s President, Rod Staveley.

Below is the July 2021 update from Pentathlon Canada’s President, Rod Staveley. Regards, Pentathlon Canada July 2021 President’s Update Pentathlon Canada members and supporters, With COVID-19 vaccinations increasing and our daily case counts decreasing, I am optimistic that a return to sport is just around the corner. Here are some Pentathlon Canada updates that…

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Modern pentathlete Kelly Fitzsimmons lone Canadian trying to qualify for Tokyo

Published on June 10th 2021 in the Toronto Sun. When Kelly Fitzsimmons needs confirmation that modern pentathlon is still worth the constant effort, expense and frustration, she asks herself three questions. Am I enjoying the process? Am I healthy? Am I still getting better? “I can answer yes to all three of those things right…

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Pentathlon Canada’s Kelly Fitzsimmons seeking to qualify for the summer 2021 Olympics (Tokyo 2020)

Pentathlon Canada is pleased to confirm that Alberta’s Kelly Fitzsimmons will be competing at World Cups 1, 2 and 3 in Hungary and Bulgaria, starting with Budapest on March 24, 2021. Kelly, Canada’s national champion, placed 9th at the 2019 PanAmerican Games in Lima, Peru, giving her essential World Ranking Points towards Olympic qualification this…

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Pentathlon Canada Concussion Management Webinar

Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:00-8:00pm Presented by lawyer Steve Indig from the Sport Law and Strategy Group, this webinar on Concussion Management will aid organizations in understanding the standard of care owed towards participants and the risks involved with concussions. In addition, the presentation will discuss concussion policies, return to sport protocols and other legal…

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Team Athletes adjust their swim training during the Pandemic

During this pandemic, swim training is especially difficult for athletes around the world.This spring, some of out team and youth athletes have taken to open water in lakes, quarries, and canals to get their swim practises in, first with wetsuits in May, and now it is a bit warmer, without wetsuits whilst they await for…

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Modern pentathlon, ancient ideals

‘COVID-19 is forcing all of us to be resourceful and resilient’ DATE: April 8th 2020 Source: Athletes, coaches and teams around the world are grappling with uncertainty as I write this. From Olympic variables to training in self isolation, changing qualifier dates, lost funding, lost jobs, lost travel opportunities. The challenges seem insurmountable for…

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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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