Modern pentathlon confirms obstacle racing will replace equestrian from 2024

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  • Governing body makes ‘landmark decision’ despite opposition
  • New discipline to be added after 2024 Olympics following testing

The governing body of modern pentathlon has taken the “landmark decision” to replace equestrianism with obstacle racing despite widespread opposition from athletes.

The Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne said obstacle racing had been chosen from 60 potential options because it was “dynamic and attractive to global audiences”, and had “a simple and safe infrastructure for training”.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/may/02/modern-pentathlon-confirms-obstacle-racing-will-replace-equestrian-from-2024 under the title “Modern pentathlon confirms obstacle racing will replace equestrian from 2024”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.