Modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's

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Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Copper Box (fencing)
Aquatics Centre (swimming)
Greenwich Park (riding and combined)
Date 11 August
Competitors 36 from 22 nations
Winning score 5928 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) David Svoboda  Czech Republic
2nd, silver medalist(s) Cao Zhongrong  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ádám Marosi  Hungary
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Modern pentathlon at the
2012 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg
Events
men  women

The men's modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London was held on 11 August. Three venues were used: the Copper Box (fencing), Aquatics Centre (swimming) and Greenwich Park (horse-riding and combined running and shooting).[1]

David Svoboda from the Czech Republic won the gold medal with an Olympic record-breaking score of 5,926 points. Cao Zhongrong, 2010 Asian Games gold medalist, won China's first ever Olympic medal in modern pentathlon, taking the silver. Meanwhile, Hungary's Ádám Marosi claimed the bronze medal. For the first time in the post-Soviet era, Russia missed out of the medal podium in the men's event, as current world champion Aleksander Lesun and defending champion Andrey Moiseev finished fourth and seventh place, respectively.

Competition format[edit]

The modern pentathlon consisted of five events, with all five held in one day. The format was slightly different from the typical modern pentathlon, with two events combined at the end.

  • 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.
  • Combined running/shooting: A 3 km run with pistol shooting (the athlete must hit five targets in 70 seconds) every 1 km. Starts are staggered (based on points from first three events) so that the first to cross the finish line wins.[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 11 August 2012 08:45 Fencing
13:20 Swimming
15:20 Riding
19:00 Combined running/shooting

Results[edit]

Thirty-six athletes participated.[3]

Rank Athlete Country Fencing
Victories (pts)
Swimming
Time (pts)
Riding
Time (pts)
Combined
Time (pts)
Total[4]
1st, gold medalist(s) David Svoboda  Czech Republic 26 (1024) 2:04.84 (1304) 77.28 (1132) 10:33.02 (2468) 5928 (OR)
2nd, silver medalist(s) Cao Zhongrong  China 25 (1000) 1:58.93 (1376) 74.62 (1080) 10:38.02 (2448) 5904
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ádám Marosi  Hungary 20 (880) 2:02.08 (1336) 75.94 (1200) 10:45.72 (2420) 5836
4 Aleksander Lesun  Russia 25 (1000) 2:04.29 (1312) 77.61 (1112) 11:05.83 (2340) 5764
5 Steffen Gebhardt  Germany 20 (880) 2:07.08 (1276) 72.11 (1160) 10:37.16 (2452) 5756
6 Thomas Daniel  Austria 17 (808) 2:09.23 (1252) 73.56 (1180) 10:24.02 (2504) 5744
7 Andrey Moiseev  Russia 22 (928) 2:02.71 (1328) 70.65 (1140) 11:05.28 (2340) 5736
8 Justinas Kinderis  Lithuania 15 (760) 2:04.35 (1308) 72.78 (1140) 10:19.34 (2524) 5732
9 Riccardo De Luca  Italy 16 (784) 2:08.29 (1264) 72.09 (1200) 10:32.34 (2472) 5720
10 Nicholas Woodbridge  Great Britain 17 (808) 1:57.32 (1396) 81.22 (1156) 11:01.66 (2356) 5716
11 Jung Jin-Hwa  South Korea 16 (784) 2:00.25 (1360) 70.01 (1160) 10:57.17 (2372) 5676
12 Róbert Kasza  Hungary 20 (880) 2:01.59 (1344) 74.57 (1200) 11:27.85 (2252) 5676
13 Samuel Weale  Great Britain 17 (808) 2:03.40 (1320) 76.68 (1176) 11:00.00 (2360) 5664
14 Óscar Soto  Mexico 16 (784) 2:10.98 (1232) 76.38 (1176) 10:34.42 (2464) 5656
15 Ondřej Polívka  Czech Republic 12 (688) 2:02.71 (1328) 76.14 (1136) 10:25.99 (2500) 5652
16 Stanislau Zhurauliou  Belarus 20 (880) 2:06.80 (1280) 70.07 (1120) 10:58.10 (2368) 5648
17 Christopher Patte  France 16 (784) 2:05.99 (1292) 76.38 (1116) 10:43.96 (2428) 5620
18 Esteban Bustos  Chile 15 (760) 2:10.52 (1236) 68.58 (1160) 10:38.72 (2448) 5604
19 Deniss Čerkovskis  Latvia 23 (952) 2:10.78 (1232) 91.78 (976) 10:46.88 (2416) 5576
20 Nicola Benedetti  Italy 17 (808) 2:18.47 (1140) 84.16 (1084) 10:16.92 (2536) 5568
21 Rustem Sabizkhuzin  Kazakhstan 19 (856) 2:13.21 (1204) 72.42 (1100) 10:49.57 (2404) 5564
22 Shinichi Tomii  Japan 18 (832) 2:01.19 (1348) 88.57 (1088) 11:19.13 (2284) 5552
23 Pavlo Tymoshchenko  Ukraine 13 (712) 2:08.15 (1264) 69.63 (1140) 10:48.37 (2408) 5524
24 Szymon Staśkiewicz  Poland 14 (736) 2:11.54 (1224) 75.21 (1180) 10:56.31 (2376) 5516
25 Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe  Ireland 14 (736) 2:02.44 (1332) 85.13 (1120) 11:08.69 (2328) 5516
26 Stefan Köllner  Germany 16 (784) 2:11.71 (1220) 70.47 (1120) 10:59.16 (2364) 5488
27 Edward Fernon  Australia 14 (736) 2:13.10 (1204) 87.40 (1152) 10:48.19 (2408) 5480
28 Yasser Hefny  Egypt 17 (808) 2:05.90 (1292) 80.39 (1080) 11:25.53 (2260) 5440
29 Pavel Iliashenko  Kazakhstan 15 (760) 2:06.62 (1244) 96.94 (1036) 10:49.80 (2404) 5432
30 Dzmitry Meliakh  Belarus 17 (808) 2:03.67 (1316) 78.50 (1028) 11:33.18 (2228) 5380
31 Andrei Gheorghe  Guatemala 15 (760) 2:13.89 (1196) 77.04 (1112) 11:15.58 (2300) 5368
32 Dennis Bowsher  United States 12 (688) 2:05.15 (1300) 81.36 (1076) 10:25.09 (2260) 5324
33 Amro El-Geziry  Egypt 18 (832) 1:55.70 (1412) 111.42 (856) 11:42.44 (2192) 5292
34 Hwang Woo-Jin  South Korea 14 (736) 2:01.14 (1348) 146.83 (736) 12:08.88 (2088) 4908
35 Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy  Ukraine 17 (808) 2:04.83 (1304) DNF (580) 11:18.80 (2288) 4740
36 Wang Guan  China 12 (688) 2:12.13 (1216) DNS (0) DNS (0) 1904

Records[edit]

For the first time in Olympic history, the men's modern pentathlon has broken multiple Olympic records in the every sporting discipline, with the exception of horse-riding.[5]

Broken Olympic records during the 2012 Summer Olympics
Total  David Svoboda (CZE) 5928
Fencing  David Svoboda (CZE) =26V–9D
Swimming  Amro El Geziry (EGY) 1:55.70
Running  Nicola Benedetti (ITA) 9:23.63 (WR)
Combined  Nicola Benedetti (ITA) 10:16.92
Shooting - 1 session of 5 shots  Ondřej Polívka (CZE) 9.3
Shooting - 3 session of 15 shots  Ondřej Polívka (CZE) 33.6

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