Modern pentathlon at the Summer Olympics

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Modern pentathlon at the Summer Olympics
Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg
Governing body UIPM
Events 2 (men: 1; women: 1)
Games
1896 1900 1904 1908 1912 1920
1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952
1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976
1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000
2004 2008 2012
Medalists

Modern pentathlon is a sports contest created especially for the Summer Olympic Games by the founder of the modern Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, and was first contested in 1912. Coubertin was inspired by the pentathlon event in Ancient Olympic Games, which was modeled after the skills of the ideal soldier at the time. The modern pentathlon simulates the experience of a 19th-century cavalry soldier behind enemy lines: he/she must ride an unfamiliar horse, fight with pistol and sword, swim, and run. Therefore, the modern pentathlon event comprises the five sport disciplines:

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Modern pentathlon has been on the Olympic program continuously since 1912. A women's event was not included until the 2000 Games.

Event 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 Years
Men's individual 23
Men's team 11
Women's individual 4
Total Events 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 38

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Hungary (HUN) 9 8 5 22
2  Sweden (SWE) 9 7 5 21
3  Soviet Union (URS) 5 5 5 15
4  Russia (RUS) 3 1 0 4
5  Poland (POL) 3 0 0 3
6  Italy (ITA) 2 2 3 7
 Great Britain (GBR) 2 2 3 7
8  Germany (GER) 2 0 1 3
9  Lithuania (LTU) 1 2 1 4
10  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 0 1 2
11  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 1 0 0 1
12  United States (USA) 0 6 3 9
13  Finland (FIN) 0 1 4 5
14  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 1 1 2
 Unified Team (EUN) 0 1 1 2
16  Latvia (LAT) 0 1 0 1
 China (CHN) 0 1 0 1
18  France (FRA) 0 0 2 2
19  Belarus (BLR) 0 0 1 1
 Brazil (BRA) 0 0 1 1
 Ukraine (UKR) 0 0 1 1
Total 38 38 38 114

Nations and number of national participants[edit]

Nation 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12 Years
 Argentina (ARG)         3 3 1 3 4
 Australia (AUS)         1 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 3 1 3 1 2 2 1 2 16
 Austria (AUT)         1 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 1 1 10
 Bahrain (BRN)         3 3 2
 Belarus (BLR)         2 3 4 4 4
 Belgium (BEL)         4 3 3 3 1 1 6
 Brazil (BRA)         3 3 3 3 3 1 2 1 1 9
 Bulgaria (BUL)         3 3 3 3 2 1 6
 Canada (CAN)         3 3 3 2 2 3 2 7
 Chile (CHI)         2 3 3 1 3 1 1 7
 China (CHN)         1 1 2 3 4 4 6
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)         1 2 2
 Cuba (CUB)         1 1
 Czech Republic (CZE)         3 3 3 3
 Czechoslovakia (TCH)         2 3 2 1 1 3 3 3 3 9
 Denmark (DEN)         4 4 3 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 10
 East Germany (GDR)         3 1
 Egypt (EGY)         3 3 3 1 2 3 3 9
 Estonia (EST)         1 1 1 3
 Finland (FIN)         2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 13
 France (FRA)         2 4 4 3 1 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 4 3 3 22
 Georgia (GEO)         1 1
 Unified Team of Germany (EUA)         3 3 2
 Germany (GER)         1 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 4 4 10
 Great Britain (GBR)         3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 2 4 4 26
 Greece (GRE)         1 1 1 2 4
 Guatemala (GUA)         1 1 1 1 4
 Hungary (HUN)         1 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 19
 Ireland (IRL)         3 2 2
 Italy (ITA)         1 4 3 3 3 3 3 1 3 1 3 3 3 1 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 22
 Japan (JPN)         2 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 3 10
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)         2 2 2 2 4
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)         1 2 2
 Latvia (LAT)         3 1 2 2 2 2 6
 Lithuania (LTU)         3 1 1 2 4 3 6
 Morocco (MAR)         2 1
 Mexico (MEX)         2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 18
 Netherlands (NED)         1 4 3 1 3 3 6
 New Zealand (NZL)         1 1
 Norway (NOR)         2 2 2 3
 Peru (PER)         1 1 2
 Poland (POL)         3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 4 4 3 13
 Portugal (POR)         1 2 3 3 1 1 1 7
 Romania (ROU)         3 3 3 1 1 1 6
 Russia (RUS)         5 3 3 4 4 4 6
 South Africa (RSA)         1 3 1 1 1 1 6
 South Korea (KOR)         1 3 3 3 1 2 3 3 8
 Soviet Union (URS)         3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 9
 Spain (ESP)         3 2 3 3 3 3 1 7
 Sweden (SWE)         12 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 2 1 21
 Switzerland (SUI)         3 3 3 3 1 3 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 14
 Tunisia (TUN)         3 1
 Ukraine (UKR)         1 3 1 3 4 5
 Unified Team (EUN)         3 1
 United States (USA)         1 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 1 4 4 4 3 22
 Uruguay (URU)         3 3 1 1 4
 West Germany (FRG)         3 3 3 3 3 5
Nations         10 7 11 14 10 16 16 19 16 23 15 18 20 17 17 18 26 30 22 24 26 27 26 56
Athletes         32 23 38 37 24 42 45 51 40 60 37 48 59 47 43 52 65 66 32 48 64 72 72 823
Year 96 00 04 08 12 20 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 96 00 04 08 12

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