Pistol shooting: The shooting event in the pentathlon involves using a 4.5 millimeter air pistol to fire 20 shots at 20 targets from a distance of 10 meters.
Epee fencing: The fencing competition in the pentathlon is epee fencing, which is the only type of fencing in which the entire body is the valid target area.
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Riding: The riding event involves jumping over hurdles of a maximum height of 1.20m.
Cross-country running: The running event in the pentathlon consists of a cross-country race conducted on an uneven terrain or on a public road and over a distance of 3 km (3,000 m) for both men and women.