Trendy Pentathlon: Vote goes in favour of changing present leaping with impediment racing

Obstacle course racing has been tested in four countries throughout this year
Impediment course racing has been examined in 4 nations all through this yr

Nationwide federations have backed controversial plans to interchange present leaping with impediment course racing within the fashionable pentathlon.

The proposal will now be put to the Worldwide Olympic Committee, who will determine whether or not to incorporate the brand new format within the 2028 Olympics.

The swap obtained the minimal of two-thirds help it wanted to undergo.

The UIPM, the game’s worldwide governing physique, stated there was an 83.3% vote in favour of the change.

“The vote supplies UIPM with a mandate to suggest a new-look fashionable pentathlon together with impediment self-discipline to the IOC for potential inclusion within the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Video games,” a UIPM assertion stated.

Trendy pentathlon is at the moment made up of fencing, swimming, present leaping and a mixed working and capturing occasion.

Present leaping was eliminated by the UIPM after a German coach was seen putting a horse on the Tokyo Olympics.

Britain’s Olympic champion Joe Choong has stated he’ll give up fashionable pentathlon if present leaping is changed with impediment course racing.

Athletes from USA Pentathlon have additionally opposed the proposed modifications.

Present leaping will stay one of many 5 occasions for the 2024 Olympics in Paris, however fashionable pentathlon is just not at the moment listed to be included within the 2028 Video games in Los Angeles.

Impediment course racing was chosen from 61 strategies to interchange present leaping throughout a session in October 2021. Climbing, javelin, lengthy soar, orienteering and cyclo-cross had been additionally thought-about.

Impediment course racing has been examined in 4 nations all through this yr, with organisers saying there was an 88% satisfaction score from contributors.

It’s the solely sport that has been examined as a substitute for present leaping, which the UIPM stated is due to time constraints.