Modern pentathlon at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Dates November 23 - 28
Competitors 40 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lars Hall  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Olavi Mannonen  Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Väinö Korhonen  Finland
← 1952
1960 →

At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, two events in modern pentathlon were contested.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual Lars Hall
 Sweden
Olavi Mannonen
 Finland
Väinö Korhonen
 Finland
Team  Soviet Union (URS)
Igor Novikov
Ivan Deryugin
Aleksandr Tarasov
 United States (USA)
William Andre
Jack Daniels
George Lambert
 Finland (FIN)
Olavi Mannonen
Väinö Korhonen
Berndt Katter

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 1 0 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 1 0 0 1
3  Finland (FIN) 0 1 2 3
4  United States (USA) 0 1 0 1

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 40 athletes from 16 nations competed at the Melbourne Games:[1]

Results[edit]

Individual[edit]

1 Lars Hall  Sweden
2 Ole Mannonen  Finland
3 Wäinö Korhonen  Finland
4 Igor Novikov  Soviet Union
5 George Lambert  United States
6 Gábor Benedek  Hungary
7 Bill Andre  United States
8 Aleksandr Tarasov  Soviet Union
9 Ivan Deriuhin  Soviet Union
10 János Bódy  Hungary
11 Luis Ribera  Argentina
12 José Pérez  Mexico
13 Jack Daniels  United States
14 Cornel Vena  Romania
15 Adriano Facchini  Italy
16 Berndt Katter  Finland
17 Bertil Haase  Sweden
18 Gerardo Cortes, Sr.  Chile
19 Neville Sayers  Australia
20 Dumitru Țintea  Romania
21 Antal Moldrich  Hungary
22 Antonio Almada  Mexico
23 Vladimír Černý  Czechoslovakia
24 Nilo Floody  Chile
25 Donald Cobley  Great Britain
26 Okkie van Greunen  South Africa
27 Salvio Lemos  Brazil
28 Thomas Hudson  Great Britain
29 David Romero  Mexico
30 Victor Teodorescu  Romania
31 Wenceslau Malta  Brazil
32 Sven Coomer  Australia
33 Jean-Claude Hamel  France
34 George Norman  Great Britain
35 George Nicoll  Australia
36 Harry Schmidt  South Africa
AC Nilo da Silva  Brazil
AC Björn Thofelt  Sweden
AC Héctor Carmona  Chile
AC Marthinus du Plessis  South Africa

Team[edit]

1  Soviet Union
2  United States
3  Finland
4  Hungary
5  Mexico
6  Romania
7  Great Britain
8  Australia
AC  Brazil
AC  Chile
AC  South Africa
AC  Sweden

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Modern pentathlon: 1956 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-07-19. 

External links[edit]