Ilia Mikhailovich Frolov (Russian: Илья Михайлович Фролов; born April 4, 1984 in Samara) is a modern pentathlete from Russia.[1] He is also a multiple-time medalist in the World and European Championships, and World Cup circuits, and is currently ranked no. 3 in the world by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).

Ilia Frolov
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Personal information
Full nameIlia Mikhailovich Frolov
Nationality Russia
Born (1984-04-04) 4 April 1984 (age 38)
Samara, Russian SFSR
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
SportModern pentathlon

Frolov qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, along with his teammate and defending champion Andrey Moiseev, and competed in the men's event. During the competition, Frolov struggled in the early segments, with slightly fair scores in pistol shooting and a one-touch épée fencing, but he was managed to perform consistently in the final rounds, including his second-place finish for the 3 km cross-country running. Frolov's best result in the last round was insufficiently enough to reach the top position, and he eventually finished in twentieth place, while Moiseev successfully defending his Olympic title.

Despite his disappointing performance at the Olympics, Frolov eventually won a team gold medal at the 2011 World Modern Pentathlon Championships in Moscow, and added another winning streak at the UIPM World Cup circuits in Chengdu, China, and in Charlotte, North Carolina in the United States.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ilia Frolov". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 13 November 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012.

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