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Modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's

The women's modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was held on Friday, August 22. 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).

Women'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)
Date22 August
Competitors32 from 20 nations
Winning score5792
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Lena Schöneborn  Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Heather Fell  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anastasiya Samusevich[1]  Belarus
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Lena Schöneborn of Germany won the gold medal in the women's event, with a score of 5,792 points. Meanwhile, Heather Fell claimed Great Britain's first ever silver medal, and fourth overall in the women's event. Victoria Tereshchuk of Ukraine won the nation's first ever Olympic medal in modern pentathlon, taking the bronze, but was subsequently stripped of the medal after a doping re-test.[2]

Competition formatEdit

The modern pentathlon consisted of five events, with all five held in one day.[3]

  • 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
Friday, 22 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
  Lena Schöneborn   Germany 177 (1060) 28 (1072) 2:16.91 (1280) 68.05 (1172) 10:28.82 (1208) 5792
  Heather Fell   Great Britain 185 (1156) 20 (880) 2:12.77 (1328) 71.58 (1144) 10:19.28 (1244) 5752
  Anastasiya Samusevich   Belarus 187 (1180) 19 (856) 2:29.64 (1128) 67.60 (1172) 10:04.46 (1304) 5640
4 Chen Qian   China 177 (1060) 20 (880) 2:18.58 (1260) 68.65 (1200) 10:27.41 (1212) 5612
5 Paulina Boenisz   Poland 183 (1132) 21 (904) 2:24.08 (1192) 83.27 (1096) 10:20.95 (1240) 5564
6 Katy Livingston   Great Britain 178 (1072) 17 (808) 2:15.68 (1292) 67.28 (1172) 10:29.47 (1204) 5548
7 Aya Medany   Egypt 184 (1144) 22 (928) 2:15.69 (1292) 71.78 (1004) 10:36.05 (1176) 5544
8 Amélie Caze   France 177 (1060) 22 (928) 2:11.29 (1348) 72.83 (1116) 10:59.82 (1084) 5536
9 Xiu Xiu   China 183 (1132) 19 (856) 2:17.17 (1276) 69.84 (1144) 11:06.31 (1056) 5464
10 Belinda Schreiber   Switzerland 188 (1192) 18 (832) 2:16.96 (1280) 66.82 (1172) 11:23.70 (988) 5464
11 Tatiana Mouratova   Russia 179 (1084) 22 (928) 2:22.98 (1208) 76.56 (1108) 10:49.35 (1124) 5452
12 Donata Rimšaitė   Lithuania 175 (1036) 17 (808) 2:20.57 (1236) 67.38 (1088) 10:13.76 (1268) 5436
13 Claudia Corsini   Italy 184 (1144) 14 (736) 2:19.22 (1252) 69.83 (1116) 10:40.01 (1160) 5408
14 Laura Asadauskaitė   Lithuania 175 (1036) 12 (688) 2:21.76 (1220) 68.94 (1200) 10:18.95 (1248) 5392
15 Lucie Grolichová   Czech Republic 177 (1060) 23 (952) 2:19.78 (1244) 60.79 (1060) 11:06.47 (1056) 5372
16 Sylwia Czwojdzińska   Poland 174 (1024) 21 (904) 2:18.76 (1256) 83.30 (1040) 10:52.41 (1112) 5336
17 Yane Marques   Brazil 185 (1156) 19 (856) 2:15.44 (1296) 85.86 (948) 11:01.61 (1076) 5332
18 Sheila Taormina   United States 173 (1012) 4 (496) 2:08.86 (1376) 71.54 (1200) 10:25.05 (1220) 5304
19 Zsuzsanna Vörös   Hungary 182 (1120) 15 (760) 2:16.96 (1280) 77.62 (1076) 11:04.30 (1064) 5300
20 Margaux Isaksen   United States 171 (988) 15 (760) 2:20.30 (1240) 71.59 (1144) 10:40.41 (1160) 5292
21 Hanna Arkhipenka   Belarus 180 (1096) 16 (784) 2:27.06 (1156) 66.24 (1144) 10:53.23 (1108) 5288
22 Jeļena Rubļevska   Latvia 181 (908) 27 (1048) 2:22.94 (1208) 74.64 (980) 10:49.35 (1124) 5268
23 Leila Gyenesei   Hungary 171 (988) 13 (712) 2:13.84 (1316) 67.13 (1172) 11:02.35 (1072) 5260
24 Evdokia Gretchichnikova   Russia 178 (1072) 20 (880) 2:26.37 (1164) 70.17 (976) 10:43.65 (1148) 5240
25 Galina Dolgushina   Kazakhstan 176 (1048) 23 (952) 2:26.28 (1168) 69.21 (1144) 11:44.57 (904) 5216
26 Monica Pinette   Canada 187 (1180) 11 (664) 2:29.95 (1124) 67.88 (1144) 11:00.45 (1080) 5192
27 Marlene Sánchez   Mexico 186 (1168) 17 (808) 2:27.39 (1152) 92.47 (1020) 11:18.11 (1008) 5156
28 Eva Trautmann   Germany 168 (952) 9 (616) 2:17.17 (1276) 80.46 (1024) 10:40.25 (1160) 5028
29 Omnia Fakhry   Egypt 186 (1168) 17 (808) 2:15.72 (1292) 102.51 (776) 11:32.10 (952) 4996
30 Kara Grant   Canada 178 (1072) 15 (760) 2:45.26 (940) 67.27 (1060) 10:44.45 (1144) 4976
31 Sara Bertoli   Italy 174 (1024) 13 (712) 2:21.92 (1220) 107.07 (872) 10:48.46 (1128) 4956
32 Yun Cho-Rong   South Korea 166 (928) 16 (784) 2:22.88 (1208) 71.57 (1060) 11:47.30 (892) 4872
33 Rita Sanz-Agero   Guatemala 171 (988) 7 (568) 2:29.41 (1128) 68.38 (1116) 11:09.98 (1044) 4844
34 Angie Darby   Australia 164 (904) 12 (688) 2:35.59 (1056) 67.23 (1172) 11:21.96 (996) 4816
35 Lada Jienbalanova   Kazakhstan 170 (976) 15 (760) 2:19.13 (1252) 142.90 (748) DNS (0) 3736
DSQ Victoria Tereshchuk   Ukraine 178 (1072) 22 (928) 2:13.97 (1316) 70.10 (1088) 10:13.25 (1268) 5672

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mallon, Bill (26 Sep 2017). "2008-12 OLYMPIC DOPING RE-TEST – AN UPDATE-UPDATE". Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  2. ^ "Tereshchuk stripped of Beijing 2008 modern penathlon bronze after doping retest". Inside the games. 1 March 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Modern Pentathlon – Inside This Sport". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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