The pentathlon was added in
Running and wrestling were separate events in the Panhellenic games, but jumping, the discus, and the javelin were only held as part of the pentathlon.
According to mythology, the pentathlon was invented by Jason. He combined the five events, and awarded the prize to his friend Peleus (who had come in second in everything but wrestling, in which he placed first).
Rules of the Game:
The question of how it was decided who the winner was, also remains unsolved, as it is not clarified by the sources. Thus, it is not known whether it was the winner of all five games or only the three of them (one of which was wrestling) who was declared the winner. It has been supported by some researchers that the athletes competed in all five games and the last two winners confronted each other in wrestling. The final winner of the pentathlon was declared victor.
Characteristics of a Good
To participate in the pentathlon required a combination of qualities: speed, strength, skill, and endurance. These qualities were not always found in combination with competitors of each individual sport.
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