Modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's

The men's modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held on Thursday, August 21. Three venues were used: Olympic Green Convention Center (shooting and fencing), Ying Tung Natatorium (swimming), and the Olympic Sports Center Stadium (horse-riding and running).

Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Green Convention Center (shooting and fencing)
Ying Tung Natatorium (swimming)
Olympic Sports Center Stadium (riding and running)
Date21 August
Competitors36 from 22 nations
Winning score5632
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Andrey Moiseev
 Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Edvinas Krungolcas
 Lithuania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Andrejus Zadneprovskis
 Lithuania
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The Russians and Lithuanians continued to dominate the men's competition for the third consecutive time. Russia's Andrey Moiseev won the gold medal, and successfully defended his Olympic title, with score of 5,632 points. Moiseev also became the second modern pentathlete to win two individual gold medals since Lars Hall of Sweden in 1952 and in 1956. Meanwhile, Lithuania's Edvinas Krungolcas and Andrejus Zadneprovskis anchored the two-medal sweep in the podium, taking the silver and bronze, respectively.

Competition formatEdit

The modern pentathlon consisted of five events, with all five held in one day.[1]

  • Shooting: A 4.5 mm air pistol shooting (the athlete must hit 20 shots, one at each target). Score was based on the number of shots hitting at each target.
  • 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.
  • Horse-riding: A show jumping competition. Score based on penalties for fallen bars, refusals, falls, and being over the time limit.
  • Running: A 3 km run. Starts are staggered (based on points from first four events), so that the first to cross the finish line wins.

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Thursday, 21 August 2008 08:30 Shooting
10:00 Fencing
14:30 Swimming
17:00 Riding
20:00 Running

ResultsEdit

Rank Athlete Country Shooting
Score (pts)
Fencing
Victories (pts)
Swimming
Time (pts)
Equestrian
Time (pts)
Running
Time (pts)
Total
  Andrey Moiseev   Russia 186 (1168) 26 (1024) 2:02.55 (1332) 67.70 (1060) 9:48.75 (1048) 5632
  Edvinas Krungolcas   Lithuania 185 (1156) 21 (904) 2:07.63 (1272) 70.89 (1144) 9:42.65 (1072) 5548
  Andrejus Zadneprovskis   Lithuania 182 (1120) 15 (760) 2:02.27 (1336) 75.20 (1168) 9:25.00 (1140) 5524
4 Qian Zhenhua   China 189 (1204) 26 (1024) 2:07.46 (1272) 70.18 (1032) 10:04.40 (984) 5516
5 Steffen Gebhardt   Germany 183 (1132) 18 (832) 2:06.84 (1280) 82.61 (1128) 9:33.97 (1108) 5480
6 Michal Michalík   Czech Republic 188 (1192) 16 (784) 2:08.37 (1260) 69.37 (1172) 9:47.25 (1052) 5460
7 Pavlo Tymoshchenko   Ukraine 185 (1156) 22 (908) 2:09.20 (1252) 73.29 (1048) 9:42.61 (1072) 5436
8 Óscar Soto   Mexico 171 (988) 20 (880) 2:10.60 (1236) 77.32 (1160) 9:21.95 (1156) 5420
9 Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy   Ukraine 184 (1144) 20 (880) 2:04.37 (1308) 71.16 (1088) 10:01.57 (996) 5416
10 Samuel Weale   Great Britain 177 (1060) 18 (832) 2:02.87 (1328) 83.56 (1036) 9:21.18 (1156) 5412
11 Deniss Čerkovskis   Latvia 184 (1144) 15 (760) 2:10.46 (1236) 71.75 (1088) 9:29.96 (1124) 5352
12 Dzmitry Meliakh   Belarus 186 (1168) 11 (664) 2:03.03 (1324) 68.47 (1116) 9:41.97 (1076) 5348
13 Marcin Horbacz   Poland 185 (1156) 14 (736) 2:03.52 (1320) 65.46 (1088) 9:49.27 (1044) 5344
14 Nicola Benedetti   Italy 183 (1132) 16 (784) 2:15.10 (1180) 69.15 (1056) 9:18.27 (1168) 5320
15 Yaniel Velazquez   Cuba 184 (1144) 18 (832) 2:16.38 (1164) 79.79 (1028) 9:29.55 (1124) 5292
16 Eric Walther   Germany 172 (1000) 20 (880) 2:00.84 (1352) 106.18 (892) 9:19.81 (1164) 5288
17 Andrea Valentini   Italy 182 (1120) 18 (832) 2:11.70 (1220) 92.13 (972) 9:26.90 (1136) 5280
18 Sam Sacksen   United States 178 (1072) 14 (736) 2:08.99 (1256) 81.55 (1104) 9:34.25 (1104) 5272
19 Viktor Horváth   Hungary 187 (1180) 16 (784) 2:05.17 (1300) 90.55 (896) 9:33.95 (1108) 5268
20 Ilia Frolov   Russia 178 (1072) 18 (832) 2:04.01 (1312) 86.35 (828) 9:18.00 (1224) 5212
21 Bartosz Majewski   Poland 176 (1048) 18 (832) 2:09.14 (1252) 112.29 (900) 9:17.61 (1180) 5204
22 Eli Bremer   United States 165 (916) 14 (736) 2:02.80 (1328) 68.82 (1060) 9:27.46 (1132) 5172
23 Jean Maxence Berrou   France 176 (1048) 10 (640) 2:04.52 (1308) 70.64 (1060) 9:21.00 (1116) 5172
24 Joshua Riker-Fox   Canada 171 (988) 15 (760) 2:11.54 (1224) 80.36 (1092) 9:34.46 (1104) 5168
25 Nick Woodbridge   Great Britain 160 (856) 14 (736) 1:55.96 (1412) 73.22 (1060) 10:00.90 (1000) 5064
26 Gábor Balogh   Hungary 179 (1084) 19 (856) 2:07.32 (1276) 113.65 (852) 10:15.01 (940) 5008
27 Cristián Bustos   Chile 178 (1072) 12 (688) 2:15.26 (1180) 78.42 (904) 9:29.57 (1124) 4968
28 Nam Dong-Hong   South Korea 181 (1108) 15 (760) 2:05.28 (1300) 144.52 (540) 8:55.57 (1260) 4968
29 David Svoboda   Czech Republic 191 (1228) 24 (976) 2:05.40 (1296) DNF (184) 9:24.35 (1144) 4828
30 Cao Zhongrong   China 160 (856) 21 (904) 2:01.53 (1344) 134.96 (712) 9:58.70 (1008) 4824
31 Yoshihiro Murakami   Japan 181 (1108) 12 (688) 2:10.74 (1232) 98.33 (980) 10:46.70 (776) 4784
32 Amro El-Geziry   Egypt 174 (1024) 15 (760) 1:55.86 (1412) 144.79 (484) 9:58.55 (1008) 4688
33 Lee Choon-Huan   South Korea 176 (1048) 19 (856) 2:09.18 (1252) DNF (84) 9:41.05 (1076) 4316
34 John Zakrzewski   France 168 (952) 19 (856) 2:04.23 (1312) DNF (160) 10:04.15 (984) 4264
35 Yahor Lapo   Belarus 178 (1072) 17 (808) 2:05.62 (1296) DNF (0) 9:41.17 (1076) 4252
36 Jaime Lopez   Spain 183 (1132) 17 (808) 2:07.02 (1276) DNF (0) 10:05.80 (980) 4196

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Modern Pentathlon – Inside This Sport". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2012.

External linksEdit