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Modern pentathlon at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Modern pentathlon at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Dates November 23 - 28
Competitors 40 from 16 nations
Gold medal    Sweden
Silver medal    Finland
Bronze medal    Finland

At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, two events in modern pentathlon were contested.[1]

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual  Lars Hall
Sweden (SWE)
 Olavi Mannonen
Finland (FIN)
 Väinö Korhonen
Finland (FIN)
Team  Soviet Union (URS)
Igor Novikov
Ivan Deryugin
Aleksandr Tarasov
 United States (USA)
William Andre
Jack Daniels
George Lambert
 Finland (FIN)
Olavi Mannonen
Väinö Korhonen
Berndt Katter

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 1 0 0 1
 Sweden (SWE) 1 0 0 1
3  Finland (FIN) 0 1 2 3
4  United States (USA) 0 1 0 1

Participating nations

A total of 40 athletes from 16 nations competed at the Melbourne Games:[1]



1 Lars Hall Sweden
2 Ole Mannonen Finland
3 Wäinö Korhonen Finland
4 Igor Novikov Soviet Union
5 George Lambert United States
6 Gábor Benedek Hungary
7 Bill Andre United States
8 Aleksandr Tarasov Soviet Union
9 Ivan Deriuhin Soviet Union
10 János Bódy Hungary
11 Luis Ribera Argentina
12 José Pérez Mexico
13 Jack Daniels United States
14 Cornel Vena Romania
15 Adriano Facchini Italy
16 Berndt Katter Finland
17 Bertil Haase Sweden
18 Gerardo Cortes, Sr. Chile
19 Neville Sayers Australia
20 Dumitru Ţintea Romania
21 Antal Moldrich Hungary
22 Antonio Almada Mexico
23 Vladimír Černý Czechoslovakia
24 Nilo Floody Chile
25 Donald Cobley Great Britain
26 Okkie van Greunen South Africa
27 Salvio Lemos Brazil
28 Thomas Hudson Great Britain
29 David Romero Mexico
30 Victor Teodorescu Romania
31 Wenceslau Malta Brazil
32 Sven Coomer Australia
33 Jean-Claude Hamel France
34 George Norman Great Britain
35 George Nicoll Australia
36 Harry Schmidt South Africa
AC Nilo da Silva Brazil
AC Björn Thofelt Sweden
AC Héctor Carmona Chile
AC Marthinus du Plessis South Africa


1 Soviet Union
2 United States
3 Finland
4 Hungary
5 Mexico
6 Romania
7 Great Britain
8 Australia
AC Brazil
AC Chile
AC South Africa
AC Sweden


  1. ^ a b "Modern pentathlon: 1956 Olympic Results". Retrieved 2012-07-19. 

External links

  • "Olympic Medal Winners".  
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