Modern pentathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics

The modern pentathlon at the 1976 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:

Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
DatesJuly 18–22
Competitors47 from 17 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Janusz Pyciak-Peciak  Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Pavel Lednev  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jan Bartu  Czechoslovakia
← 1972
1980 →

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 47 athletes from 17 nations competed at the Montreal Games:[1]

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
details
Janusz Pyciak-Peciak
  Poland
Pavel Lednyov
  Soviet Union
Jan Bártů
  Czechoslovakia
Team
details
  Great Britain (GBR)
Jim Fox
Danny Nightingale
Adrian Parker
  Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Jan Bártů
Bohumil Starnovský
Jiří Adam
  Hungary (HUN)
Tamás Kancsal
Tibor Maracskó
Szvetiszláv Sasics

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Great Britain (GBR)1001
  Poland (POL)1001
3  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0112
4  Soviet Union (URS)0101
5  Hungary (HUN)0011
Totals (5 nations)2226


EventsEdit

Individual competitionEdit

Rank Athlete Rid. Fen. Sho. Swi. Run. Score
Gold   Janusz Pyciak-Peciak (POL) 1066 928 1044 1164 1318 5520
Silver   Pavel Lednev (URS) 1032 1096 1022 1092 1243 5485
Bronze   Jan Bartu (TCH) 1100 976 1044 1184 1162 5466
4   Daniele Masala (ITA) 1090 832 1066 1244 1201 5433
5   Adrian Parker (GBR) 1100 712 868 1240 1378 5298
6   John Fitzgerald (USA) 1036 952 1000 1232 1066 5286
7   Jorn Steffensen (DEN) 1100 856 1044 1068 1213 5281
8   Boris Mosolov (URS) 1036 856 934 1212 1162 5200
9   Tamas Kancsal (HUN) 866 990 956 1164 1219 5195
10   Danny Nightingale (GBR) 1012 760 934 1172 1309 5187
11   Risto Hurme (FIN) 1100 856 868 1088 1246 5158
12   Alain Cortes (FRA) 1036 784 956 1108 1249 5133
13   Tibor Maracsko (HUN) 972 832 890 1204 1228 5126
14   Walter Esser (FRG) 1100 784 978 1112 1120 5094
15   Jim Fox (GBR) 1100 784 846 1080 1264 5074
16   Michael Burley (USA) 1068 760 692 1212 1327 5059
17   Bohumil Starnovský (TCH) 1068 832 868 1144 1144 5056
18   Szvetiszlav Sasics (HUN) 934 928 912 1160 1117 5051
19   Zbigniew Pacelt (POL) 1100 592 890 1308 1138 5028
20   Hans Lager (SWE) 1100 688 758 1244 1225 5015
21   Stoyan Zlatev (BUL) 1036 784 1000 1140 1048 5008
22   Velko Bratanov (BUL) 1064 808 1000 980 1147 4999
23   Jussi Pelli (FIN) 1004 760 956 1020 1192 4932
24   Bengt Lager (SWE) 1068 688 802 1120 1252 4930
25   Pier Paolo Cristofori (ITA) 1100 712 780 1128 1207 4927
26   Robert Nieman (USA) 1036 784 604 1324 1153 4901
27   Klaus Petersen (DEN) 1036 712 890 1120 1120 4878
28   Claude Guiguet (FRA) 1100 712 1000 924 1123 4859
29   Jiri Adam (TCH) 794 904 1088 1072 1000 4858
30   Gerhard Werner (FRG) 972 736 824 1196 1129 4857
31   Shoji Uchida (JPN) 1068 736 692 1084 1270 4850
32   Gunnar Jacobson (SWE) 1100 784 780 1104 1075 4843
33   Michel Gueguen (FRA) 1100 712 714 1104 1195 4825
34   Krzyszto Trybusiewicz (POL) 1004 640 978 1072 1129 4823
35   Heikki Hulkkonen (FIN) 690 880 978 1120 1141 4809
36   Nikolai Nikolov (BUL) 956 664 934 1068 1102 4724
37   Akira Kubo (JPN) 1036 832 802 904 1126 4700
38   Serge Bindy (SUI) 660 760 912 1148 1183 4663
39   Mario Medda (ITA) 1004 688 824 1056 1075 4647
40   Hiroyuki Kawazoe (JPN) 1068 688 956 840 1039 4591
41   Wolfgang Köpcke (FRG) 940 592 824 1084 1111 4551
42   Peter Ridgway (AUS) 1068 640 912 1020 910 4550
43   John Hawes (CAN) 1068 856 230 1272 1108 4534
44   Peter Macken (AUS) 1068 544 802 752 1186 4352
45   George Skene (CAN) 1100 520 274 1176 1102 4172
46   Jack Alexander (CAN) 478 472 692 1268 1213 4123

  Boris Onischenko (URS) was ejected from the competition during the fencing event after it was discovered he had wired his epée with a concealed push button circuit breaker that enabled him to register a hit at any time. Onischenko's results were deleted from the records, and he was spirited away from the Olympic Village almost immediately, never competing in events outside the USSR again.[2]

Team competitionEdit

Rank Nation Athlete Rid. Fen. Sho. Swi. Run. Score Team Score
Gold   Great Britain (GBR) Adrian Parker 1100 752 868 1240 1378 5338 15559
Danny Nightingale 1012 814 934 1172 1309 5241
Jim Fox 1100 690 846 1080 1264 4980
Silver   Czechoslovakia (TCH) Jan Bartu 1100 969 1044 1184 1162 5459 15451
Bohumil Starnovský 1068 876 868 1144 1144 5100
Jiri Adam 794 938 1088 1072 1000 4892
Bronze   Hungary (HUN) Tamas Kancsal 866 990 956 1164 1219 5195 15395
Tibor Maracsko 972 845 890 1204 1228 5139
Szvetiszlav Sasics 934 938 912 1160 1117 5061
4   Poland (POL) Janusz Pyciak-Peciak 1066 969 1044 1164 1318 5561 15343
Zbigniew Pacelt 1100 535 890 1308 1138 4971
Krzyszto Trybusiewicz 1004 628 978 1072 1129 4811
5   United States (USA) John Fitzgerald 1036 969 1000 1232 1066 5303 15285
Michael Burley 1068 752 692 1212 1327 5051
Robert Nieman 1036 814 604 1324 1153 4931
6   Italy (ITA) Daniele Masala 1090 907 1066 1244 1201 5508 15031
Pier Paolo Cristofori 1100 721 780 1128 1207 4936
Mario Medda 1004 628 824 1056 1075 4587
7   Finland (FIN) Risto Hurme 1100 907 868 1088 1246 5209 15000
Jussi Pelli 1004 752 956 1020 1192 4924
Heikki Hulkkonen 690 938 978 1120 1141 4867
8   Sweden (SWE) Hans Lager 1100 721 758 1244 1225 5048 14946
Bengt Lager 1068 721 802 1120 1252 4963
Gunnar Jacobson 1100 876 780 1104 1075 4935
9   France (FRA) Alain Cortes 1036 814 956 1108 1249 5163 14834
Claude Guiguet 1100 721 1000 924 1123 4868
Michel Gueguen 1100 690 714 1104 1195 4803
10   Bulgaria (BUL) Velko Bratanov 1064 876 1000 980 1147 5067 14824
Stoyan Zlatev 1036 814 1000 1140 1048 5038
Nikolai Nikolov 956 659 934 1068 1102 4719
11   West Germany (FRG) Walter Esser 1100 783 978 1112 1120 5093 14429
Gerhard Werner 972 690 824 1196 1129 4811
Wolfgang Köpcke 940 566 824 1084 1111 4525
12   Japan (JPN) Shoji Uchida 1068 814 692 1084 1270 4928 14234
Akira Kubo 1036 814 802 904 1126 4682
Hiroyuki Kawazoe 1068 721 956 840 1039 4624
13   Canada (CAN) John Hawes 1068 845 230 1272 1108 4523 12772
George Skene 1100 504 274 1176 1102 4156
Jack Alexander 478 442 692 1268 1213 4093

The   Soviet Union (URS) were forced to scratch from the competition after the ejection of Boris Onischenko. The other Soviet team members, Pavel Lednev and Boris Mosolov, were allowed to continue individually, but it was ruled their results received no score in the team competition.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Modern pentathlon: 1976 Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-24.
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 345. ISBN 0140066322.

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