South African Modern Pentathlon Association
SportModern pentathlon
JurisdictionSouth Africa
Official website
South Africa

South African Modern Pentathlon Association (SAMPA) is the governing body for the sport of modern pentathlon in South Africa recognised by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).[1] Modern pentathlon of the current era is an Olympic sport that is made up of five events: fencing, freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a final combined event involving laser pistol shooting, and cross-country running.

SAMPA is also affiliated to the Confederation of African Modern Pentathlon (CAPM) and the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).[2][3]

The developing sports of tetrathlon, biathle, triathle and laser-run are under the control of SAMPA. Athletes compete from provincial level to the national level at various age groups with the aim of representing SAMPA or South Africa at UIMP World Championship events[4][5][6][7]


Further information: Category:South African modern pentathletes

Further information: Category:Olympic modern pentathletes of South Africa

See also


  1. ^ Member Federations : South African Modern Pentathlon Association, UIPM, accessed 21 September 2017.
  2. ^ Affiliated Partners, SAMPA, accessed 21 September 2017.
  3. ^ South African Modern Pentathlon Association, SASCOC, accessed 21 September 2017.
  4. ^ About Us, SAMPA, accessed 21 September 2017.
  5. ^ Joburg’s pentathletes make SA team, Randburg Sun, accessed 7 August 2017.
  6. ^ Local biathlon athlete king of SA 38 times, Boksburg Advertiser, accessed 16 September 2017.
  7. ^ World Champs beckon for dedicated Cayde de Waal, Brakpan Herald, accessed 28 August 2017.