Modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's

The men's modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London was held on 11 August. Three venues were used: the Copper Box (fencing), Aquatics Centre (swimming) and Greenwich Park (horse-riding and combined running and shooting).[1]

Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueCopper Box (fencing)
Aquatics Centre (swimming)
Greenwich Park (riding and combined)
Date11 August
Competitors36 from 22 nations
Winning score5928 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) David Svoboda  Czech Republic
2nd, silver medalist(s) Cao Zhongrong  China
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ádám Marosi  Hungary
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David Svoboda from the Czech Republic won the gold medal with an Olympic record-breaking score of 5,926 points. Cao Zhongrong, 2010 Asian Games gold medalist, won China's first ever Olympic medal in modern pentathlon, taking the silver. Meanwhile, Hungary's Ádám Marosi claimed the bronze medal. For the first time in the post-Soviet era, Russia missed out of the medal podium in the men's event, as current world champion Aleksander Lesun and defending champion Andrey Moiseev finished fourth and seventh place, respectively.

Competition formatEdit

The modern pentathlon consisted of five events, with all five held in one day. The format was slightly different from the typical modern pentathlon, with two events combined at the end.

  • 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.
  • Combined running/shooting: A 3 km run with pistol shooting (the athlete must hit five targets in 70 seconds) every 1 km. Starts are staggered (based on points from first three events) so that the first to cross the finish line wins.[2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 11 August 2012 08:45 Fencing
13:20 Swimming
15:20 Riding
19:00 Combined running/shooting

ResultsEdit

Thirty-six athletes participated.[3]

Rank Athlete Country Fencing
Victories (pts)
Swimming
Time (pts)
Riding
Time (pts)
Combined
Time (pts)
Total[4]
  David Svoboda   Czech Republic 26 (1024) 2:04.84 (1304) 77.28 (1132) 10:33.02 (2468) 5928 (OR)
  Cao Zhongrong   China 25 (1000) 1:58.93 (1376) 74.62 (1080) 10:38.02 (2448) 5904
  Ádám Marosi   Hungary 20 (880) 2:02.08 (1336) 75.94 (1200) 10:45.72 (2420) 5836
4 Aleksander Lesun   Russia 25 (1000) 2:04.29 (1312) 77.61 (1112) 11:05.83 (2340) 5764
5 Steffen Gebhardt   Germany 20 (880) 2:07.08 (1276) 72.11 (1160) 10:37.16 (2452) 5756
6 Thomas Daniel   Austria 17 (808) 2:09.23 (1252) 73.56 (1180) 10:24.02 (2504) 5744
7 Andrey Moiseev   Russia 22 (928) 2:02.71 (1328) 70.65 (1140) 11:05.28 (2340) 5736
8 Justinas Kinderis   Lithuania 15 (760) 2:04.35 (1308) 72.78 (1140) 10:19.34 (2524) 5732
9 Riccardo De Luca   Italy 16 (784) 2:08.29 (1264) 72.09 (1200) 10:32.34 (2472) 5720
10 Nicholas Woodbridge   Great Britain 17 (808) 1:57.32 (1396) 81.22 (1156) 11:01.66 (2356) 5716
11 Jung Jin-Hwa   South Korea 16 (784) 2:00.25 (1360) 70.01 (1160) 10:57.17 (2372) 5676
12 Róbert Kasza   Hungary 20 (880) 2:01.59 (1344) 74.57 (1200) 11:27.85 (2252) 5676
13 Samuel Weale   Great Britain 17 (808) 2:03.40 (1320) 76.68 (1176) 11:00.00 (2360) 5664
14 Óscar Soto   Mexico 16 (784) 2:10.98 (1232) 76.38 (1176) 10:34.42 (2464) 5656
15 Ondřej Polívka   Czech Republic 12 (688) 2:02.71 (1328) 76.14 (1136) 10:25.99 (2500) 5652
16 Stanislau Zhurauliou   Belarus 20 (880) 2:06.80 (1280) 70.07 (1120) 10:58.10 (2368) 5648
17 Christopher Patte   France 16 (784) 2:05.99 (1292) 76.38 (1116) 10:43.96 (2428) 5620
18 Esteban Bustos   Chile 15 (760) 2:10.52 (1236) 68.58 (1160) 10:38.72 (2448) 5604
19 Deniss Čerkovskis   Latvia 23 (952) 2:10.78 (1232) 91.78 (976) 10:46.88 (2416) 5576
20 Nicola Benedetti   Italy 17 (808) 2:18.47 (1140) 84.16 (1084) 10:16.92 (2536) 5568
21 Rustem Sabizkhuzin   Kazakhstan 19 (856) 2:13.21 (1204) 72.42 (1100) 10:49.57 (2404) 5564
22 Shinichi Tomii   Japan 18 (832) 2:01.19 (1348) 88.57 (1088) 11:19.13 (2284) 5552
23 Pavlo Tymoshchenko   Ukraine 13 (712) 2:08.15 (1264) 69.63 (1140) 10:48.37 (2408) 5524
24 Szymon Staśkiewicz   Poland 14 (736) 2:11.54 (1224) 75.21 (1180) 10:56.31 (2376) 5516
25 Arthur Lanigan O'Keeffe   Ireland 14 (736) 2:02.44 (1332) 85.13 (1120) 11:08.69 (2328) 5516
26 Stefan Köllner   Germany 16 (784) 2:11.71 (1220) 70.47 (1120) 10:59.16 (2364) 5488
27 Edward Fernon   Australia 14 (736) 2:13.10 (1204) 87.40 (1152) 10:48.19 (2408) 5480
28 Yasser Hefny   Egypt 17 (808) 2:05.90 (1292) 80.39 (1080) 11:25.53 (2260) 5440
29 Pavel Iliashenko   Kazakhstan 15 (760) 2:06.62 (1244) 96.94 (1036) 10:49.80 (2404) 5432
30 Dzmitry Meliakh   Belarus 17 (808) 2:03.67 (1316) 78.50 (1028) 11:33.18 (2228) 5380
31 Andrei Gheorghe   Guatemala 15 (760) 2:13.89 (1196) 77.04 (1112) 11:15.58 (2300) 5368
32 Dennis Bowsher   United States 12 (688) 2:05.15 (1300) 81.36 (1076) 10:25.09 (2260) 5324
33 Amro El-Geziry   Egypt 18 (832) 1:55.70 (1412) 111.42 (856) 11:42.44 (2192) 5292
34 Hwang Woo-Jin   South Korea 14 (736) 2:01.14 (1348) 146.83 (736) 12:08.88 (2088) 4908
35 Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy   Ukraine 17 (808) 2:04.83 (1304) DNF (580) 11:18.80 (2288) 4740
36 Wang Guan   China 12 (688) 2:12.13 (1216) DNS (0) DNS (0) 1904

RecordsEdit

For the first time in Olympic history, the men's modern pentathlon has broken multiple Olympic records in the every sporting discipline, with the exception of horse-riding.[5]

Broken Olympic records during the 2012 Summer Olympics
Total   David Svoboda (CZE) 5928
Fencing   David Svoboda (CZE) =26V–9D
Swimming   Amro El Geziry (EGY) 1:55.70
Running   Nicola Benedetti (ITA) 9:23.63 (WR)
Combined   Nicola Benedetti (ITA) 10:16.92
Shooting - 1 session of 5 shots   Ondřej Polívka (CZE) 9.3
Shooting - 3 session of 15 shots   Ondřej Polívka (CZE) 33.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Modern Pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics Archived 2012-12-10 at Archive.today
  2. ^ Format Competition – Men's Archived 2012-05-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Start list Archived 2012-08-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ http://www.london2012.com/modern-pentathlon/event/men/phase=mpm001d00/index.html
  5. ^ "Men's Modern Pentathlon – Records". London 2012. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2012.