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What are these games -- Pentathlon and Taekwondo ? and how they are played?

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Asked by subhash, 06 Aug '12 11:01 am
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A pentathlon is a contest featuring five different events. The modern type of pentathlon introduced at the 1912 Olympics was the modern pentathlon, a sport invented by Pierre de Coubertin and modeled on the Ancient Olympic ideal of testing skills required by a soldier. Working from the template of a 19th century soldier fighting behind enemy lines, the contest comprises pe fencing, pistol shooting, freestyle swimming, show jumping on horseback, and a cross country run.

Taekwondo means "to strike or break with foot" translated as "the way of the hand and the foot.". It is a Korean Martial art & National sport of Korea. It combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and in some cases meditation and philosophy. In 1989, Taekwondo was the world's most popular martial art in terms of number of practitioners. It has been an Olympic event since 2000!!
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 06 Aug '12 11:11 am

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