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Modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held on August 21 and August 22 at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium (running, equestrian), Ying Tung Natatorium (swimming), and the Olympic Green Convention Center (fencing, shooting). Modern pentathlon contained five events; pistol shooting, épée fencing, 200 m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a 3 km cross-country run.

Modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Sports Centre Stadium
Ying Tung Natatorium
Olympic Green Convention Center
Dates21–22 August
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Andrey Moiseev, representing Russia, became the second modern pentathlete to successfully defend an Olympic title in the men's event, while Lena Schöneborn of Germany won the women's.

Contents

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's
details
Andrey Moiseev
  Russia
Edvinas Krungolcas
  Lithuania
Andrejus Zadneprovskis
  Lithuania
Women's
details [a]
Lena Schöneborn
  Germany
Heather Fell
  Great Britain
Anastasiya Samusevich
  Belarus

a The original bronze medalist, Victoria Tereshchuk of Ukraine was disqualified for doping violations.

Qualified athletesEdit

MenEdit

An NOC may enter up to 2 athletes in each event. The places in each event will be allocated as follows:

Event Date Location Vacancies Athletes
2007 African Championship February 22-25, 2007   Cairo 1   Amro El Geziry
2007 Asian Championship May 8-14, 2007   Tokyo 5   Nam Dong-Hun
  Lee Chun-Heon
  Cao Zhongrong
  Qian Zhenhua
  Yoshihiro Murakami
2007 Oceanian Championship May 8-14, 2007   Tokyo 1   Alex Parygin^
2007 European Championship June 6-13, 2007   Riga 8   Viktor Horváth
  Marcin Horbacz
  Andrey Moiseev
  Gábor Balogh
  Ilia Frolov
  Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy
  David Svoboda
  Dzmitry Meliakh
2007 Pan-American Games July 21-22, 2007   Rio de Janeiro 4***   Eli Bremer
  Yaniel Velazquez
  Joshua Riker-Fox
  Christian Bustos
2007 World Championships Aug 16-21, 2007   Berlin 3   Viktor Horváth*
  Ilia Frolov*
  Róbert Németh**
2007 World Cup Final September 15-16, 2007   Beijing 1   Edvinas Krungolcas
2008 World Championship May 27 - Jun 1, 2008   Budapest 3   Ilia Frolov*
  David Svoboda*
  Yahor Lapo
Pentathlon World Ranking June 1, 2008 - 7   Jean Maxence Berrou
  Andrejus Zadneprovskis
  Steffen Gebhardt
  Eric Walther
  Nicola Benedetti
  Michal Michalik
  Deniss Čerkovskis
Host Nation (CHN) - - 1**** -
Invitation Places - - 2**** -
re-allocation of unused places***** - - +   Oscar Soto
  Bartosz Majewski
  Jaime Lopez
  Pavlo Tymoshchenko
  Samuel Weale
  Sam Sacksen
  Andrea Valentini
  John Zakrzewski
  Nick Woodbridge
TOTAL 36

Note: Athletes marked with an asterisk (*) have qualified before, countries with two asterisks (**) already filled their quota of two athletes. The free places cannot be filled by the next competitors from the respective competition, but they will be filled by the world standings at the end of the qualification period. (marked also with one or two asterisks)

*** Top finisher from NORCECA, top finisher from South America, and 2 next highest overall finishers from Pan-America.

**** Unused quotas

***** If one or more athletes qualify through more than 1 criteria, the remaining positions will be allocated through Pentathlon World Ranking

^ Qualification revoked.[1]

WomenEdit

Event Date Location Vacancies Athletes
2007 African Championship February 22-25, 2007   Cairo 1   Aya Medany
2007 Asian Championship May 8-14, 2007   Tokyo 5   Lada Jienbalanova
  Xiu Xiu
  Chen Qian
  Galina Dolgushina
  Yun Cho-Rong
2007 Oceanian Championship May 8-14, 2007   Tokyo 1   Angela Darby
2007 European Championship June 6-13, 2007   Riga 8   Evdokia Gretchichnikova
  Heather Fell
  Sara Bertoli
  Lena Schoneborn
  Zsuzsanna Vörös
  Katy Livingston
  Claudia Corsini
  Sylwia Czwojdzinska
2007 Pan-American Games July 21-22, 2007   Rio de Janeiro 4***   Yane Marques
  Monica Pinette
  Rita Sanz-Agero
  Marlene Sanchez
2007 World Championships Aug 16-21, 2007   Berlin 3   Amélie Caze
  Lena Schoneborn*
  Laura Asadauskaitė
2007 World Cup Final September 15-16, 2007   Beijing 1   Aya Medany*
2008 World Championship May 27 - Jun 1, 2008   Budapest 3   Amélie Caze*
  Aya Medany*
  Katy Livingston*
Pentathlon World Ranking June 1, 2008 - 7   Anastasia Samusevich
  Anna Arkhipenka
  Paulina Boenisz
  Jeļena Rubļevska
  Lucie Grolichova
  Kara Grant
  Sheila Taormina
Host Nation (CHN) - - 1**** -
Invitation Places - - 2**** -
re-allocation of unused places***** - - +   Victoria Tereshchuk
  Tatiana Mouratova
  Leila Gyenesei
  Margaux Isaksen
  Donata Rimsaite
  Belinda Schreiber
  Omnia Fakhry
  Eva Trautmann
TOTAL 36

Note: See above, at the male section.

Event scheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Event
Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:30–9:10 Men's shooting
10:00–13:15 Men's fencing
14:30–15:10 Men's swimming
17:00–19:00 Men's riding
20:00–20:30 Men's running
Friday, August 22, 2008 8:30–9:10 Women's shooting
10:00–13:15 Women's fencing
14:30–15:10 Women's swimming
17:00–19:00 Women's riding
20:00–20:30 Women's running

ReferencesEdit

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