Modern pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics

The modern pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics was represented by two events (both for men): Individual competition and Team competition.[1] As usual in Olympic modern pentathlon, one competition was held and each competitor's score was included to the Individual competition event results table and was also added to his teammates' scores to be included to the Team competition event results table. This competition consisted of 5 disciplines:

  • Equestrian, held on August 27
  • Fencing, held on August 28
  • Shooting, held on August 29
  • Swimming, held on August 30
  • Cross-country, held on August 31
Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
DatesAugust 27–31, 1972
Competitors59 from 20 nations
← 1968
1976 →

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
András Balczó
Boris Onishchenko
  Soviet Union
Pavel Lednyov
  Soviet Union
  Soviet Union (URS)
Boris Onishchenko
Pavel Lednyov
Vladimir Shmelyov
  Hungary (HUN)
András Balczó
Zsigmond Villányi
Pál Bakó
  Finland (FIN)
Risto Hurme
Veikko Salminen
Martti Ketelä

Medal tableEdit

1  Soviet Union (URS)1113
2  Hungary (HUN)1102
3  Finland (FIN)0011
Totals (3 entries)2226

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 59 athletes from 20 nations competed at the Munich Games:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Modern pentathlon: 1972 Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2012-08-19.

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