Modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Sports Centre Stadium
Ying Tung Natatorium
Olympic Green Convention Center
Dates 21–22 August
«2004 2012»
Modern pentathlon at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg
Events
men  women

Modern pentathlon competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held on August 21 and August 22 at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium (running, equestrian), Ying Tung Natatorium (swimming), and the Olympic Green Convention Center (fencing, shooting). Modern pentathlon contained five events; pistol shooting, épée fencing, 200 m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a 3 km cross-country run.

Andrey Moiseev, representing Russia, became the second modern pentathlete to successfully defend an Olympic title in the men's event, while Lena Schöneborn of Germany won the women's.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's
details
 Andrey Moiseev
Russia (RUS)
 Edvinas Krungolcas
Lithuania (LTU)
 Andrejus Zadneprovskis
Lithuania (LTU)
Women's
details
 Lena Schöneborn
Germany (GER)
 Heather Fell
Great Britain (GBR)
 Victoria Tereshchuk
Ukraine (UKR)

Qualified athletes[edit]

Men[edit]

An NOC may enter up to 2 athletes in each event. The places in each event will be allocated as follows:

Event Date Location Vacancies Athletes
2007 African Championship February 22-25, 2007 Egypt Cairo 1 Egypt Amro El Geziry
2007 Asian Championship May 8-14, 2007 Japan Tokyo 5 South Korea Nam Dong-Hun
South Korea Lee Chun-Heon
China Cao Zhongrong
China Qian Zhenhua
Japan Yoshihiro Murakami
2007 Oceanian Championship May 8-14, 2007 Japan Tokyo 1 Australia Alex Parygin^
2007 European Championship June 6-13, 2007 Latvia Riga 8 Hungary Viktor Horváth
Poland Marcin Horbacz
Russia Andrey Moiseev
Hungary Gábor Balogh
Russia Ilia Frolov
Ukraine Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy
Czech Republic David Svoboda
Belarus Dzmitry Meliakh
2007 Pan-American Games July 21-22, 2007 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 4*** United States Eli Bremer
Cuba Yaniel Velazquez
Canada Joshua Riker-Fox
Chile Christian Bustos
2007 World Championships Aug 16-21, 2007 Germany Berlin 3 Hungary Viktor Horváth*
Russia Ilia Frolov*
Hungary Róbert Németh**
2007 World Cup Final September 15-16, 2007 China Beijing 1 Lithuania Edvinas Krungolcas
2008 World Championship May 27 - Jun 1, 2008 Hungary Budapest 3 Russia Ilia Frolov*
Czech Republic David Svoboda*
Belarus Yahor Lapo
Pentathlon World Ranking June 1, 2008 - 7 France Jean Maxence Berrou
Lithuania Andrejus Zadneprovskis
Germany Steffen Gebhardt
Germany Eric Walther
Italy Nicola Benedetti
Czech Republic Michal Michalik
Latvia Deniss Čerkovskis
Host Nation (CHN) - - 1**** -
Invitation Places - - 2**** -
re-allocation of unused places***** - - + Mexico Oscar Soto
Poland Bartosz Majewski
Spain Jaime Lopez
Ukraine Pavlo Tymoshchenko
United Kingdom Samuel Weale
United States Sam Sacksen
Italy Andrea Valentini
France John Zakrzewski
United Kingdom Nick Woodbridge
TOTAL 36

Note: Athletes marked with an asterisk (*) have qualified before, countries with two asterisks (**) already filled their quota of two athletes. The free places cannot be filled by the next competitors from the respective competition, but they will be filled by the world standings at the end of the qualification period. (marked also with one or two asterisks)

*** Top finisher from NORCECA, top finisher from South America, and 2 next highest overall finishers from Pan-America.

**** Unused quotas

***** If one or more athletes qualify through more than 1 criteria, the remaining positions will be allocated through Pentathlon World Ranking

^ Qualification revoked.[1]

Women[edit]

Event Date Location Vacancies Athletes
2007 African Championship February 22-25, 2007 Egypt Cairo 1 Egypt Aya Medany
2007 Asian Championship May 8-14, 2007 Japan Tokyo 5 Kazakhstan Lada Jienbalanova
China Xiu Xiu
China Chen Qian
Kazakhstan Galina Dolgushina
South Korea Yun Cho-Rong
2007 Oceanian Championship May 8-14, 2007 Japan Tokyo 1 Australia Angela Darby
2007 European Championship June 6-13, 2007 Latvia Riga 8 Russia Evdokia Gretchichnikova
United Kingdom Heather Fell
Italy Sara Bertoli
Germany Lena Schoneborn
Hungary Zsuzsanna Vörös
United Kingdom Katy Livingston
Italy Claudia Corsini
Poland Sylwia Czwojdzinska
2007 Pan-American Games July 21-22, 2007 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 4*** Brazil Yane Marques
Canada Monica Pinette
Guatemala Rita Sanz-Agero
Mexico Marlene Sanchez
2007 World Championships Aug 16-21, 2007 Germany Berlin 3 France Amélie Caze
Germany Lena Schoneborn*
Lithuania Laura Asadauskaitė
2007 World Cup Final September 15-16, 2007 China Beijing 1 Egypt Aya Medany*
2008 World Championship May 27 - Jun 1, 2008 Hungary Budapest 3 France Amélie Caze*
Egypt Aya Medany*
United Kingdom Katy Livingston*
Pentathlon World Ranking June 1, 2008 - 7 Belarus Anastasia Samusevich
Belarus Anna Arkhipenka
Poland Paulina Boenisz
Latvia Jeļena Rubļevska
Czech Republic Lucie Grolichova
Canada Kara Grant
United States Sheila Taormina
Host Nation (CHN) - - 1**** -
Invitation Places - - 2**** -
re-allocation of unused places***** - - + Ukraine Victoria Tereshchuk
Russia Tatiana Mouratova
Hungary Leila Gyenesei
United States Margaux Isaksen
Lithuania Donata Rimsaite
Switzerland Belinda Schreiber
Egypt Omnia Fakhry
Germany Eva Trautmann
TOTAL 36

Note: See above, at the male section.

Event schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Event
Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:30–9:10 Men's shooting
10:00–13:15 Men's fencing
14:30–15:10 Men's swimming
17:00–19:00 Men's riding
20:00–20:30 Men's running
Friday, August 22, 2008 8:30–9:10 Women's shooting
10:00–13:15 Women's fencing
14:30–15:10 Women's swimming
17:00–19:00 Women's riding
20:00–20:30 Women's running

References[edit]

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