San Luis Obispo Top contestants from crossways the country will compete for a place on the USA Modern Pentathlon Olympic 2020 team at Cal Poly in January. Olympic lovers from all over the world are called to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Modern Pentathlon lovers can book Olympic Modern Pentathlon Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on reduced prices.
The university will host the final national qualifying event 18-19 January for up to 50 contestants contending in the modern pentathlon. This is the second of two finalists the first took home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Dec.14-15. The highest four men and four women will be named to USA Team for Olympic 2020.
Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong said “We are very happy to have the chance to host an event of this size on our campus and delivery potential Team USA athletes. This is a vital chance to showcase Cal Poly and our astonishing San Luis Obispo County community on a worldwide stage.”
The modern pentathlon puts contestants through five events in one-day fencing, swimming, equestrian ride and a laser gun, which syndicates shooting a laser pistol with cross country running.
Four of the events for this Olympic 2020 sport will take place on campus, utilizing Cal Poly facilities. The 200-meter swimming will start at 8 a.m. at Anderson Aquatic Center; fencing will get underway at 9:30 a.m. in the Recreation Center, and the 3,000-meter laser run is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at the ASI Sports Complex soccer fields.
The 5th event, equestrian, featuring a 350- to the 450-meter course with 12 to 15 jumps, will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Oak Park Equestrian Center in Edna Valley, about 10 miles south of campus. Contestants will be paired with horses in a draw 20 minutes before the begin of the event.
Women athletes will contest Saturday, 18 January, and male contestants will follow on Sunday 19 January. Cal Poly students, athletics coaching workers and public members with exact knowledge will provide leadership as chiefs for each of the five punishments, while others will team the event, helping provision all features from logistics to judging and timekeeping.