Membership Medal: International Union for Modern Pentathlon
|Artifact Identification||Membership Medal: International Union for Modern Pentathlon (1977.01.0048)|
|Dimension 1 (Length)||10.5 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Width)||5 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Width)||3.5 cm|
|Measuring Remarks||Largest dimension is the length of the entire piece. Second largest dimension is the width of the medal. Third largest dimension is the width of the ribbon.|
|Manufacturing Processes||Cast, inscribing|
|Munsell Color Information||waived|
MODERN PENTATHLON: The idea of 'five contests' to test the all-around athlete has survived from Greek games, but the events have changed. Instead of the foot race, discus throw, jump, javelin throw, and wrestling match of the ancient pentathlon, athletes are now tested in shooting, swimming, fencing, riding and running. The modern event was introduced in Stockholm in 1912.
O. H. Dodson, "Olympic Medals at the University of Illinois," TAMS Journal (Tecumseh, MI), pp. 162-8 (photo p. 163).
|Credit Line/Dedication||Avery Brundage Collection|