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Modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics

Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates July 21 - 25
Competitors 51 from 19 nations
Gold medal    Sweden
Silver medal    Hungary
Bronze medal    Hungary

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, two events in modern pentathlon were contested.[1] For the first time, a team event was part of the Olympic program.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual  Lars Hall
Sweden (SWE)
 Gábor Benedek
Hungary (HUN)
 István Szondy
Hungary (HUN)
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  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Hungary (HUN) 1 1 1 3
2  Sweden (SWE) 1 1 0 2
3  Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1

Participating nations

A total of 51 athletes from 19 nations competed at the Helsinki Games:[1]



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


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


  1. ^ a b "Modern pentathlon: 1952 Olympic Results". Retrieved 2012-07-14. 

External links

  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
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