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Modern Pentathlon Gets Laser Guns
By Lee Min Kok

THERE will be many firsts at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), but none more so than in modern pentathlon, one of 26 Olympic sports to be contested at the inaugural Games next month.

For the first time in the sport’s 98- year history, pulse-emitting laser guns will replace traditional pellet-firing air pistols in the shooting event.

The German-made guns are virtual replicas of the originals – right down to weight, standard pistol grip and the air pressure container, which simulates recoil when fired.

A key difference is the gun barrel, which will be replaced by a laser-based barrel powered by a single AA battery.

The success of the guns will be integral to the modern pentathlon governing body's decision to introduce it as a permanent fixture in top-level competitions from January.

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