Modern pentathlon at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueAldershot Lido
DatesJuly 30 - August 4
Competitors45 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) William Grut  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) George Moore  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gösta Gärdin  Sweden
← 1936
1952 →

At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, a single modern pentathlon event was contested.[1] The event was held at the Aldershot Lido outdoor pool in Hampshire. [1]

Competition format[edit]

The modern pentathlon consisted of five events. The competition used a point-for-place system, with the lowest total across the five events winning.[2]

  • Riding: a show jumping competition. Riders started with 100 points and could lose points either through obstacle faults or going over the 10-minute time limit. Negative scores were possible. Ties were broken by the specific time taken, with the quicker rider winning.
  • Fencing: a round-robin, one-touch épée competition. Score was based on number of bouts won.
  • Shooting: a rapid fire pistol competition, with 20 shots (each scoring up to 10 points) per competitor.
  • Swimming: a 300 m freestyle swimming competition.
  • Running: a 4 km race.

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 45 athletes from 16 nations competed at the London Games:[1]

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Riding Fencing Shooting Swimming Running Total
Time Time faults Obstacle faults Score Place Wins Place Hits Score Place Time Place Time Place
1st, gold medalist(s) Willie Grut  Sweden 9:18.2 0 0 100 1 28 1 20 190 5 4:17 1 15:28.9 8 16
2nd, silver medalist(s) George Moore  United States 9:22.7 0 0 100 2 26 3 20 183 21 5:09.2 17 15:07.5 4 47
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gösta Gärdin  Sweden 9:42.6 0 0 100 6 19 17 20 188 10 4:43.1 11 15:08.7 5 49
4 Lauri Vilkko  Finland 9:55.2 0 8 92 17 13 38 20 190 4 4:24.0 3 14:21.9 2 64
5 Olavi Larkas  Finland 10:31.7 16 3 81 26 26 3 20 190 7 5:11.7 19 15:48.7 16 71
6 Bruno Riem  Switzerland 10:16.1 8.5 0 91.5 19 22 9 20 194 1 6:24.2 36 15:34.9 9 74
7 Franz Hegner  Switzerland 9:46.4 0 0 100 7 24 6 20 181 24 4:53.4 13 16:32.5 29 79
8 Richard Gruenther  United States 10:25.0 12.5 0 87.5 24 20 13 20 183 13 4:45.2 12 16:04.7 19 81
9 Nilo Floody  Chile 9:54.9 0 3 97 11 23 7 20 183 20 5:31.0 30 15:55.0 17 85
10 Viktor Platan  Finland 9:32.2 0 0 100 4 16 28 17 141 44 4:38.9 7 14:24.6 3 86
11 Enrique Wirth  Argentina 9:54.9 0 0 100 9 19 17 20 177 29 5:22.2 25 15:46.6 13 93
12 Frigyes Hegedűs  Hungary DQ 45 20 13 20 193 3 5:20.2 24 15:39.2 10 95
13 Hale Baugh  United States 9:52.0 0 3 97 0 22 9 20 178 28 4:41.0 9 18:25.4 40 96
14 André Lacroix  France 10:26.8 13.5 9 77.5 27 19 17 20 185 18 5:28.8 29 15:13.7 6 97
15 Giulio Palmonella  Italy 10:09.6 5 0 95 14 17 26 20 187 15 5:12.5 21 16:11.2 22 98
16 Louis Pichon  France 12:13.0 66.5 8 25.5 36 25 5 20 188 9 5:40.0 32 15:57.0 18 100
17 Sune Wehlin  Sweden 11:09.9 35 14 51 31 14 34 20 183 22 4:53.5 14 14:09.9 1 102
18 István Szondy  Hungary 10:59.0 29.5 0 70.5 28 6 44 20 188 11 4:21.1 2 16:10.7 20 105
19 Roberto Curcio  Italy 10:21.5 11 0 89 22 23 7 20 188 14 5:23.5 26 17:09.0 36 105
20 Albert Martin  Great Britain 10:07.3 4 0 96 12 15 31 20 182 23 5:33.4 31 15:40.7 11 108
21 Augusto Premoli  Argentina 9:42.3 0 0 100 5 21 11 19 169 35 5:41.8 33 16:23.1 25 109
22 Alberto Moreiras  Spain 10:23.5 12 0 88 23 15 31 20 183 19 4:29.0 5 16:58.9 34 112
23 José Luis Riera  Spain 10:03.3 2 6 92 18 18 24 17 149 42 4:25.7 4 16:27.4 26 114
24 Hernán Fuentes  Chile 16:13.2 187 312 -399 43 20 13 20 190 6 5:19.8 23 16:49.8 32 117
25 Duilio Brignetti  Italy 13:28.1 104.5 25 -29.5 38 14 34 20 183 12 4:33.0 6 16:32.2 28 118
26 Alberto Ortíz  Uruguay 10:13.0 6.5 3 90.5 20 11 41 20 186 17 5:43.9 34 15:22.5 7 119
27 Werner Schmid  Switzerland 14:57.4 149 103 -152 42 19 17 20 193 2 5:27.0 28 16:42.0 30 119
28 Christian Palant  France 13:16.0 98 61 -59 40 18 24 20 190 8 5:08.6 16 16:48.6 31 119
29 Karel Bártů  Czechoslovakia 11:35.3 48 0 52 30 13 38 20 179 27 4:58.5 15 15:47.8 14 124
30 Aëcio Coelho  Brazil 9:26.1 0 6 94 15 28 1 19 172 33 6:47.4 39 17:34.1 37 125
31 Carlos Mercader  Uruguay 9:44.4 0 8 92 16 16 28 19 171 34 5:56.8 35 15:44.0 12 125
32 Horacio Siburu  Argentina 10:03.9 2 3 95 13 16 28 20 177 30 5:10.4 18 17:39.0 38 127
33 Alejandro Quiroz  Mexico 11:18.3 39.5 0 60.5 29 15 31 20 186 16 5:26.2 27 16:31.7 27 130
34 Jack Lumsden  Great Britain 9:29.0 0 0 100 3 14 34 19 167 37 6:31.3 38 16:10.7 20 132
35 Ricardo García  Mexico 9:49.8 0 0 100 8 12 40 17 148 43 4:42.4 10 16:50.7 33 134
36 Manuel Bernabeu  Spain 14:00.0 121.5 106 -127.5 41 19 17 19 162 39 5:12.3 20 16:21.7 24 141
37 Geoffrey Brooke  Great Britain 13:42.8 111.5 32 -43.5 39 20 13 18 153 41 6:29.6 37 15:48.4 15 145
38 Aloysio Borges  Brazil 11:15.4 38 17 45 33 17 26 19 167 36 4:40.3 8 DQ 43 146
39 Otto Jemelka  Czechoslovakia 10:10.5 5.5 9 85.5 25 19 17 20 173 31 7:18.2 42 17:03.3 35 150
40 Louis Fauconnier  Belgium 11:35.2 48 6 46 32 19 17 20 179 26 7:11.1 41 18:03.3 39 155
41 Charles Vyt  Belgium 10:03.9 2 8 90 21 14 34 19 165 38 7:05.8 40 16:17.2 23 156
42 Ruben Orozco  Uruguay 12:09.6 65 6 29 35 11 41 20 181 25 5:15.8 22 19:49.9 41 164
43 Humberto Bedford  Brazil 12:33.4 77 8 15 37 8 43 18 166 40 7:27.7 43 19:51.7 42 205
44 Raoul Mollet  Belgium 11:42.7 51.5 8 40.5 34 DNS DNS DNS DNS
45 László Karácson  Hungary DQ 45 21 11 19 173 32 DNS DNS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Modern pentathlon: 1948 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 416.

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