Modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's

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Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Green Convention Center (shooting and fencing)
Ying Tung Natatorium (swimming)
Olympic Sports Center Stadium (riding and running)
Date 21 August
Competitors 36 from 22 nations
Winning score 5632
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Andrey Moiseev
 Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Edvinas Krungolcas
 Lithuania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Andrejus Zadneprovskis
 Lithuania
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Modern pentathlon at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg
Events
men  women

The men's modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held on Thursday, August 21. Three venues were used: Olympic Green Convention Center (shooting and fencing), Ying Tung Natatorium (swimming), and the Olympic Sports Center Stadium (horse-riding and running).

The Russians and Lithuanians continued to dominate the men's competition for the third consecutive time. Russia's Andrey Moiseev won the gold medal, and successfully defended his Olympic title, with score of 5,632 points. Moiseev also became the second modern pentathlete to win two individual gold medals since Lars Hall of Sweden in 1952 and in 1956. Meanwhile, Lithuania's Edvinas Krungolcas and Andrejus Zadneprovskis anchored the two-medal sweep in the podium, taking the silver and bronze, respectively.

Competition format[edit]

The modern pentathlon consisted of five events, with all five held in one day.[1]

  • Shooting: A 4.5 mm air pistol shooting (the athlete must hit 20 shots, one at each target). Score was based on the number of shots hitting at each target.
  • Fencing: A round-robin, one-touch épée competition. Score was based on winning percentage.
  • Swimming: A 200 m freestyle race. Score was based on time.
  • Horse-riding: A show jumping competition. Score based on penalties for fallen bars, refusals, falls, and being over the time limit.
  • Running: A 3 km run. Starts are staggered (based on points from first four events), so that the first to cross the finish line wins.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 21 August 2008 08:30 Shooting
10:00 Fencing
14:30 Swimming
17:00 Riding
20:00 Running

Results[edit]

Rank Athlete Shooting
Score (pts)
Fencing
Victories (pts)
Swimming
Time (pts)
Equestrian
Time (pts)
Running
Time (pts)
Total
1st, gold medalist(s)  Andrey Moiseev (RUS) 186 (1168) 26 (1024) 2:02.55 (1332) 67.70 (1060) 9:48.75 (1048) 5632
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Edvinas Krungolcas (LTU) 185 (1156) 21 (904) 2:07.63 (1272) 70.89 (1144) 9:42.65 (1072) 5548
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Andrejus Zadneprovskis (LTU) 182 (1120) 15 (760) 2:02.27 (1336) 75.20 (1168) 9:25.00 (1140) 5524
4  Qian Zhenhua (CHN) 189 (1204) 26 (1024) 2:07.46 (1272) 70.18 (1032) 10:04.40 (984) 5516
5  Steffen Gebhardt (GER) 183 (1132) 18 (832) 2:06.84 (1280) 82.61 (1128) 9:33.97 (1108) 5480
6  Michal Michalík (CZE) 188 (1192) 16 (784) 2:08.37 (1260) 69.37 (1172) 9:47.25 (1052) 5460
7  Pavlo Tymoshchenko (UKR) 185 (1156) 22 (908) 2:09.20 (1252) 73.29 (1048) 9:42.61 (1072) 5436
8  Óscar Soto (MEX) 171 (988) 20 (880) 2:10.60 (1236) 77.32 (1160) 9:21.95 (1156) 5420
9  Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy (UKR) 184 (1144) 20 (880) 2:04.37 (1308) 71.16 (1088) 10:01.57 (996) 5416
10  Samuel Weale (GBR) 177 (1060) 18 (832) 2:02.87 (1328) 83.56 (1036) 9:21.18 (1156) 5412
11  Deniss Čerkovskis (LAT) 184 (1144) 15 (760) 2:10.46 (1236) 71.75 (1088) 9:29.96 (1124) 5352
12  Dzmitry Meliakh (BLR) 186 (1168) 11 (664) 2:03.03 (1324) 68.47 (1116) 9:41.97 (1076) 5348
13  Marcin Horbacz (POL) 185 (1156) 14 (736) 2:03.52 (1320) 65.46 (1088) 9:49.27 (1044) 5344
14  Nicola Benedetti (ITA) 183 (1132) 16 (784) 2:15.10 (1180) 69.15 (1056) 9:18.27 (1168) 5320
15  Yaniel Velazquez (CUB) 184 (1144) 18 (832) 2:16.38 (1164) 79.79 (1028) 9:29.55 (1124) 5292
16  Eric Walther (GER) 172 (1000) 20 (880) 2:00.84 (1352) 106.18 (892) 9:19.81 (1164) 5288
17  Andrea Valentini (ITA) 182 (1120) 18 (832) 2:11.70 (1220) 92.13 (972) 9:26.90 (1136) 5280
18  Sam Sacksen (USA) 178 (1072) 14 (736) 2:08.99 (1256) 81.55 (1104) 9:34.25 (1104) 5272
19  Viktor Horváth (HUN) 187 (1180) 16 (784) 2:05.17 (1300) 90.55 (896) 9:33.95 (1108) 5268
20  Ilia Frolov (RUS) 178 (1072) 18 (832) 2:04.01 (1312) 86.35 (828) 9:18.00 (1224) 5212
21  Bartosz Majewski (POL) 176 (1048) 18 (832) 2:09.14 (1252) 112.29 (900) 9:17.61 (1180) 5204
22  Eli Bremer (USA) 165 (916) 14 (736) 2:02.80 (1328) 68.82 (1060) 9:27.46 (1132) 5172
23  Jean Maxence Berrou (FRA) 176 (1048) 10 (640) 2:04.52 (1308) 70.64 (1060) 9:21.00 (1116) 5172
24  Joshua Riker-Fox (CAN) 171 (988) 15 (760) 2:11.54 (1224) 80.36 (1092) 9:34.46 (1104) 5168
25  Nick Woodbridge (GBR) 160 (856) 14 (736) 1:55.96 (1412) 73.22 (1060) 10:00.90 (1000) 5064
26  Gábor Balogh (HUN) 179 (1084) 19 (856) 2:07.32 (1276) 113.65 (852) 10:15.01 (940) 5008
27  Cristián Bustos (CHI) 178 (1072) 12 (688) 2:15.26 (1180) 78.42 (904) 9:29.57 (1124) 4968
28  Nam Dong-Hong (KOR) 181 (1108) 15 (760) 2:05.28 (1300) 144.52 (540) 8:55.57 (1260) 4968
29  David Svoboda (CZE) 191 (1228) 24 (976) 2:05.40 (1296) DNF (184) 9:24.35 (1144) 4828
30  Cao Zhongrong (CHN) 160 (856) 21 (904) 2:01.53 (1344) 134.96 (712) 9:58.70 (1008) 4824
31  Yoshihiro Murakami (JPN) 181 (1108) 12 (688) 2:10.74 (1232) 98.33 (980) 10:46.70 (776) 4784
32  Amro El-Geziry (EGY) 174 (1024) 15 (760) 1:55.86 (1412) 144.79 (484) 9:58.55 (1008) 4688
33  Lee Choon-Huan (KOR) 176 (1048) 19 (856) 2:09.18 (1252) DNF (84) 9:41.05 (1076) 4316
34  John Zakrzewski (FRA) 168 (952) 19 (856) 2:04.23 (1312) DNF (160) 10:04.15 (984) 4264
35  Yahor Lapo (BLR) 178 (1072) 17 (808) 2:05.62 (1296) DNF (0) 9:41.17 (1076) 4252
36  Jaime Lopez (ESP) 183 (1132) 17 (808) 2:07.02 (1276) DNF (0) 10:05.80 (980) 4196

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Modern Pentathlon – Inside This Sport". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 

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