Modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's

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Women's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Copper Box (fencing)
Aquatics Centre (swimming)
Greenwich Park (riding and combined)
Date 12 August
Competitors 36 from 25 nations
Winning score 5408 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Laura Asadauskaitė  Lithuania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Samantha Murray  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yane Marques  Brazil
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Modern pentathlon at the
2012 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg
Events
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The women's modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London was held on 12 August. Three venues were used: the Copper Box (fencing), Aquatics Centre (swimming) and Greenwich Park (horse-riding and combined running and shooting).[1]

Laura Asadauskaitė from Lithuania won the gold medal, breaking an Olympic record with her final score of 5,408 points. Great Britain's Samantha Murray won silver, and fifth overall for the women's since 2000. Meanwhile, Yane Marques became Brazil's first Olympic medalist in modern pentathlon, taking the bronze. Belarus' Anastasiya Prokopenko set an Olympic record for the combined running and shooting event, with a time of 11:06.00, but finished only in sixth place.

Competition format[edit]

The modern pentathlon consisted of five events, all held on the same day. The format was slightly different from the typical modern pentathlon, with two events combined at the end.[2]

  • 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.
  • 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 kilometre. Starts were staggered based on points from the previous three events.

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 12 August 2012 08:00 Fencing
12:35 Swimming
14:35 Riding
18:00 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) Laura Asadauskaitė  Lithuania 23 (952) 2:18.67 (1136) 72.26 (1180) 11:55.64 (2140) 5408 (OR)
2nd, silver medalist(s) Samantha Murray  Great Britain 18 (832) 2:08.20 (1264) 80.27 (1140) 12:00.59 (2120) 5356
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yane Marques  Brazil 21 (904) 2:12.39 (1212) 77.71 (1152) 12:12.08 (2072) 5340
4 Margaux Isaksen  United States 22 (928) 2:18.53 (1140) 61.56 (1120) 11:54.51 (2144) 5332
5 Chen Qian  China 21 (904) 2:17.77 (1148) 85.30 (1120) 11:52.20 (2152) 5324
6 Anastasiya Prokopenko  Belarus 15 (760) 2:28.50 (1020) 73.16 (1140) 11:06.00 (2336) 5256
7 Chloe Esposito  Australia 14 (736) 2:12.28 (1216) 76.74 (1156) 11:55.40 (2140) 5248
8 Jeļena Rubļevska  Latvia 25 (1000) 2:26.93 (1040) 81.41 (1136) 12:17.22 (2052) 5228
9 Natalya Coyle  Ireland 19 (856) 2:19.17 (1132) 72.20 (1160) 12:12.45 (2072) 5220
10 Iryna Khokhlova  Ukraine 18 (832) 2:16.22 (1168) 72.90 (1200) 12:32.44 (1992) 5192
11 Melanie McCann  Canada 19 (856) 2:21.56 (1104) 72.20 (1180) 12:20.23 (2040) 5180
12 Gintarė Venčkauskaitė  Lithuania 10 (640) 2:16.88 (1160) 69.57 (1160) 11:36.63 (2216) 5176
13 Sylwia Gawlikowska  Poland 17 (808) 2:17.35 (1152) 78.78 (1148) 12:15.27 (2060) 5168
14 Miao Yihua  China 20 (880) 2:19.31 (1132) 81.87 (1136) 12:26.31 (2016) 5164
15 Lena Schöneborn  Germany 19 (856) 2:19.76 (1124) 92.43 (1052) 11:58.18 (2128) 5160
16 Aya Medany  Egypt 20 (880) 2:18.70 (1136) 79.27 (1124) 12:31.92 (1996) 5136
17 Ekaterina Khuraskina  Russia 18 (832) 2:29.07 (1012) 68.81 (1160) 11:59.04 (2124) 5128
18 Amélie Cazé  France 19 (856) 2:11.33 (1224) 74.59 (1180) 13:08.71 (1848) 5108
19 Katarzyna Wójcik  Poland 16 (784) 2:20.94 (1112) 62.74 (1140) 12:17.69 (2052) 5088
20 Adrienn Tóth  Hungary 24 (976) 2:17.32 (1156) 72.35 (1100) 13:06.33 (1852) 5084
21 Mhairi Spence  Great Britain 19 (856) 2:16.51 (1164) 81.85 (1096) 12:46.23 (1936) 5052
22 Natálie Dianová  Czech Republic 17 (808) 2:13.78 (1196) 86.79 (1056) 13:33.61 (1988) 5048
23 Victoria Tereshchuk  Ukraine 14 (736) 2:16.07 (1168) 88.64 (1068) 12:24.64 (2024) 4996
24 Yang Soo-Jin  South Korea 14 (736) 2:17.93 (1148) 65.98 (1120) 12:40.71 (1960) 4964
25 Claudia Cesarini  Italy 15 (760) 2:22.77 (1088) 89.15 (1044) 12:25.66 (2020) 4912
26 Annika Schleu  Germany 12 (688) 2:20.01 (1120) 74.16 (1140) 12:46.04 (1936) 4884
27 Sabrina Crognale  Italy 20 (880) 2:24.24 (1072) 78.56 (1128) 13:27.22 (1772) 4852
28 Suzanne Stettinius  United States 11 (664) 2:22.29 (1096) 71.40 (1120) 12:42.84 (1952) 4832
29 Donna Vakalis  Canada 17 (808) 2:22.19 (1096) 104.64 (844) 12:10.03 (2080) 4828
30 Shino Yamanaka  Japan 7 (568) 2:30.36 (996) 76.02 (1136) 11:58.56 (2128) 4828
31 Elodie Clouvel  France 15 (760) 2:09.87 (1244) 90.63 (1060) 13:44.50 (1704) 4768
32 Hanna Vasilionak  Belarus 16 (784) 2:32.87 (968) 101.92 (1016) 12:49.61 (1924) 4692
33 Sarolta Kovács  Hungary 11 (664) 2:08.11 (1264) DNF (420) 12:43.69 (1948) 4396
34 Narumi Kurosu  Japan 8 (592) 2:22.39 (1092) 144.18 (704) 13:52.94 (1672) 4060
35 Evdokia Gretchichnikova  Russia 22 (928) 2:26.75 (1040) DNF (0) 12:59.87 (1884) 3852
36 Tamara Vega  Mexico 16 (784) 2:18.72 (1136) DNF (460) DNS (0) 2380

Records[edit]

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

Broken Olympic records during the 2012 Summer Olympics
Total  Laura Asadauskaitė (LTU) 5408
Swimming  Sarolta Kovács (HUN) 2:08.11
Running  Anastasiya Prokopenko (BLR) 10:20.90 (WR)
Combined  Anastasiya Prokopenko (BLR) 11:06.00
Shooting - 1 session of 5 shots  Anastasiya Prokopenko (BLR) 9.0
Shooting - 3 session of 15 shots  Gintarė Venčkauskaitė (LTU) 33.8

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