Modern Pentathlon Horsejumping Event Brings the Pain

The modern pentathlon is one of the most unusual Olympic events, and one of the most painful if you don't get a good horse.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 19: Zsofia Foldhazi of Hungary is thrown from her horse during the Women's Riding Modern Pentathlon on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Justinas Kinderis of Lithuania falls during the show jumping round of Modern Pentathlon on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium on Aug. 20, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Jan Kuf of Czech Republic falls during the show jumping round of Modern Pentathlon on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium on Aug. 20, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Jan Kuf of Czech Republic falls during the show jumping round of Modern Pentathlon on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Deodoro Stadium on Aug. 20, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Haydy Morsy of Egypt is thrown from her horse during the Women's Riding Modern Pentathlon on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on Aug. 19, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Haydy Morsy of Egypt is thrown from her horse during the Women's Riding Modern Pentathlon on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on Aug. 19, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Ilke Ozyuksel of Turkey is thrown from her horse during the Women's Riding Modern Pentathlon on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on Aug. 19, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Zsofia Foldhazi of Hungary is thrown from her horse during the Women's Riding Modern Pentathlon on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on Aug. 19, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Zsofia Foldhazi of Hungary is thrown from her horse during the Women's Riding Modern Pentathlon on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Deodoro Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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