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Modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's

The women's modern pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London was held on 12 August. Three venues were used: the Copper Box (fencing), Aquatics Centre (swimming) and Greenwich Park (horse-riding and combined running and shooting).[1]

Women's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueCopper Box (fencing)
Aquatics Centre (swimming)
Greenwich Park (riding and combined)
Date12 August
Competitors36 from 25 nations
Winning score5408 OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Laura Asadauskaitė  Lithuania
2nd, silver medalist(s) Samantha Murray  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yane Marques  Brazil
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Laura Asadauskaitė from Lithuania won the gold medal, breaking an Olympic record with her final score of 5,408 points. Great Britain's Samantha Murray won silver, and fifth overall for the women's since 2000. Meanwhile, Yane Marques became Brazil's first Olympic medalist in modern pentathlon, taking the bronze. Belarus' Anastasiya Prokopenko set an Olympic record for the combined running and shooting event, with a time of 11:06.00, but finished only in sixth place.

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Competition formatEdit

The modern pentathlon consisted of five events, all held on the same day. The format was slightly different from the typical modern pentathlon, with two events combined at the end.[2]

  • 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.
  • 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 kilometre. Starts were staggered based on points from the previous three events.

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 12 August 2012 08:00 Fencing
12:35 Swimming
14:35 Riding
18:00 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]
  Laura Asadauskaitė   Lithuania 23 (952) 2:18.67 (1136) 72.26 (1180) 11:55.64 (2140) 5408 (OR)
  Samantha Murray   Great Britain 18 (832) 2:08.20 (1264) 80.27 (1140) 12:00.59 (2120) 5356
  Yane Marques   Brazil 21 (904) 2:12.39 (1212) 77.71 (1152) 12:12.08 (2072) 5340
4 Margaux Isaksen   United States 22 (928) 2:18.53 (1140) 61.56 (1120) 11:54.51 (2144) 5332
5 Chen Qian   China 21 (904) 2:17.77 (1148) 85.30 (1120) 11:52.20 (2152) 5324
6 Anastasiya Prokopenko   Belarus 15 (760) 2:28.50 (1020) 73.16 (1140) 11:06.00 (2336) 5256
7 Chloe Esposito   Australia 14 (736) 2:12.28 (1216) 76.74 (1156) 11:55.40 (2140) 5248
8 Jeļena Rubļevska   Latvia 25 (1000) 2:26.93 (1040) 81.41 (1136) 12:17.22 (2052) 5228
9 Natalya Coyle   Ireland 19 (856) 2:19.17 (1132) 72.20 (1160) 12:12.45 (2072) 5220
10 Iryna Khokhlova   Ukraine 18 (832) 2:16.22 (1168) 72.90 (1200) 12:32.44 (1992) 5192
11 Melanie McCann   Canada 19 (856) 2:21.56 (1104) 72.20 (1180) 12:20.23 (2040) 5180
12 Gintarė Venčkauskaitė   Lithuania 10 (640) 2:16.88 (1160) 69.57 (1160) 11:36.63 (2216) 5176
13 Sylwia Gawlikowska   Poland 17 (808) 2:17.35 (1152) 78.78 (1148) 12:15.27 (2060) 5168
14 Miao Yihua   China 20 (880) 2:19.31 (1132) 81.87 (1136) 12:26.31 (2016) 5164
15 Lena Schöneborn   Germany 19 (856) 2:19.76 (1124) 92.43 (1052) 11:58.18 (2128) 5160
16 Aya Medany   Egypt 20 (880) 2:18.70 (1136) 79.27 (1124) 12:31.92 (1996) 5136
17 Ekaterina Khuraskina   Russia 18 (832) 2:29.07 (1012) 68.81 (1160) 11:59.04 (2124) 5128
18 Amélie Cazé   France 19 (856) 2:11.33 (1224) 74.59 (1180) 13:08.71 (1848) 5108
19 Katarzyna Wójcik   Poland 16 (784) 2:20.94 (1112) 62.74 (1140) 12:17.69 (2052) 5088
20 Adrienn Tóth   Hungary 24 (976) 2:17.32 (1156) 72.35 (1100) 13:06.33 (1852) 5084
21 Mhairi Spence   Great Britain 19 (856) 2:16.51 (1164) 81.85 (1096) 12:46.23 (1936) 5052
22 Natálie Dianová   Czech Republic 17 (808) 2:13.78 (1196) 86.79 (1056) 13:33.61 (1988) 5048
23 Victoria Tereshchuk   Ukraine 14 (736) 2:16.07 (1168) 88.64 (1068) 12:24.64 (2024) 4996
24 Yang Soo-Jin   South Korea 14 (736) 2:17.93 (1148) 65.98 (1120) 12:40.71 (1960) 4964
25 Claudia Cesarini   Italy 15 (760) 2:22.77 (1088) 89.15 (1044) 12:25.66 (2020) 4912
26 Annika Schleu   Germany 12 (688) 2:20.01 (1120) 74.16 (1140) 12:46.04 (1936) 4884
27 Sabrina Crognale   Italy 20 (880) 2:24.24 (1072) 78.56 (1128) 13:27.22 (1772) 4852
28 Suzanne Stettinius   United States 11 (664) 2:22.29 (1096) 71.40 (1120) 12:42.84 (1952) 4832
29 Donna Vakalis   Canada 17 (808) 2:22.19 (1096) 104.64 (844) 12:10.03 (2080) 4828
30 Shino Yamanaka   Japan 7 (568) 2:30.36 (996) 76.02 (1136) 11:58.56 (2128) 4828
31 Elodie Clouvel   France 15 (760) 2:09.87 (1244) 90.63 (1060) 13:44.50 (1704) 4768
32 Hanna Vasilionak   Belarus 16 (784) 2:32.87 (968) 101.92 (1016) 12:49.61 (1924) 4692
33 Sarolta Kovács   Hungary 11 (664) 2:08.11 (1264) DNF (420) 12:43.69 (1948) 4396
34 Narumi Kurosu   Japan 8 (592) 2:22.39 (1092) 144.18 (704) 13:52.94 (1672) 4060
35 Evdokia Gretchichnikova   Russia 22 (928) 2:26.75 (1040) DNF (0) 12:59.87 (1884) 3852
36 Tamara Vega   Mexico 16 (784) 2:18.72 (1136) DNF (460) DNS (0) 2380

RecordsEdit

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

Broken Olympic records during the 2012 Summer Olympics
Total   Laura Asadauskaitė (LTU) 5408
Swimming   Sarolta Kovács (HUN) 2:08.11
Running   Anastasiya Prokopenko (BLR) 10:20.90 (WR)
Combined   Anastasiya Prokopenko (BLR) 11:06.00
Shooting - 1 session of 5 shots   Anastasiya Prokopenko (BLR) 9.0
Shooting - 3 session of 15 shots   Gintarė Venčkauskaitė (LTU) 33.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Modern Pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics Archived 2012-12-10 at Archive.today
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-05-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Start list Archived 2012-08-03 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-01-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Women's Modern Pentathlon – Records". London 2012. Archived from the original on 1 January 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2012.