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Modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer OlympicsDescription : At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, two events in modern pentathlon were contested. For the first time, a team event was part of the Olympic program.A total of 51 athletes from 19 nations competed at the Helsinki Games: Page:m197

Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
DatesJuly 21 - 25
Competitors51 from 19 nations
Medalists
Gold medal Lars Hall  Sweden
Silver medal Gábor Benedek  Hungary
Bronze medal István Szondy  Hungary
1948 ←→ 1956

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, two events in modern pentathlon were contested. For the first time, a team event was part of the Olympic program.

Medal summary

EventGoldSilverBronze
IndividualLars Hall
 Sweden
Gábor Benedek
 Hungary
István Szondy
 Hungary
Team Hungary (HUN)
Gábor Benedek
Aladár Kovácsi
István Szondy
 Sweden (SWE)
Lars Hall
Thorsten Lindqvist
Claes Egnell
 Finland (FIN)
Olavi Mannonen
Lauri Vilkko
Olavi Rokka

Medal table

 Rank NationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Hungary (HUN)1113
2 Sweden (SWE)1102
3 Finland (FIN)0011

Participating nations

A total of 51 athletes from 19 nations competed at the Helsinki Games:

  • Argentina (3)
  • Australia (1)
  • Belgium (1)
  • Brazil (3)
  • Chile (3)
  • Finland (3)
  • France (3)
  • Germany (3)
  • Great Britain (3)
  • Hungary (3)
  • Italy (3)
  • Mexico (3)
  • Portugal (3)
  • South Africa (1)
  • Soviet Union (3)
  • Sweden (3)
  • Switzerland (3)
  • United States (3)
  • Uruguay (3)

Results

Individual

1Lars Hall Sweden
2Gábor Benedek Hungary
3István Szondy Hungary
4Igor Novikov Soviet Union
5Ole Mannonen Finland
6Frederick Denman United States
7Lauri Vilkko Finland
8Thad McArthur United States
9Thorsten Lindqvist Sweden
10Eduardo de Medeiros Brazil
11Claes Egnell Sweden
12Aladár Kovácsi Hungary
13Olavi Rokka Finland
14Guy Troy United States
15Leon Lumsdaine Great Britain
16Luis Ribera Argentina
17Nilo Floody Chile
18Werner Vetterli Switzerland
19André Lacroix France
20Werner Schmid Switzerland
21Aloysio Borges Brazil
22Hernán Fuentes Chile
23Pavel Rakityansky Soviet Union
24Carlos Velázquez Argentina
25Forbes Carlile Australia
26Alberto Ortíz Uruguay
27Luis Carmona Chile
28Aleksandr Dekhayev Soviet Union
29Eric Marques Brazil
30John Hewitt Great Britain
31Alfonso Marotta Italy
32Berthold Slupik Germany
33Duilio Brignetti Italy
34Jorge Cáceres Argentina
35Erhard Minder Switzerland
36Dietloff Kapp Germany
37Jervis Percy Great Britain
38José Pérez Mexico
39Giulio Palmonella Italy
40Bertrand de Montaudoin France
41Ricardo Durão Portugal
42Christian Palant France
43Lem Martínez Uruguay
44Antonio Almada Mexico
45Francis Plumerel Belgium
46José Pereira Portugal
47David Romero Mexico
48António Janet Portugal
49Américo González Uruguay
50Harry Schmidt South Africa
ACAdolf Harder Germany

Team

1 Hungary
2 Sweden
3 Finland
4 United States
5 Soviet Union
6 Brazil
7 Chile
8 Argentina
9 Switzerland
10 Great Britain
11 Italy
12 France
13 Uruguay
14 Mexico
15 Portugal
AC Germany
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