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Modern pentathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Sports Centre Stadium
Ying Tung Natatorium
Olympic Green Convention Center
Dates 21–22 August
Modern pentathlon at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Events
men  women

Modern pentathlon competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were held on August 21 and August 22 at the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium (running, equestrian), Ying Tung Natatorium (swimming), and the Olympic Green Convention Center (fencing, shooting). Modern pentathlon contained five events; pistol shooting, épée fencing, 200 m freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a 3 km cross-country run.

Andrey Moiseev, representing Russia, became the second modern pentathlete to successfully defend an Olympic title in the men's event, while Lena Schöneborn of Germany won the women's.

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's
 Andrey Moiseev
Russia (RUS)
 Edvinas Krungolcas
Lithuania (LTU)
 Andrejus Zadneprovskis
Lithuania (LTU)
Women's
 Lena Schöneborn
Germany (GER)
 Heather Fell
Great Britain (GBR)
 Victoria Tereshchuk
Ukraine (UKR)

Qualified athletes

Men

An NOC may enter up to 2 athletes in each event. The places in each event will be allocated as follows:

Event Date Location Vacancies Athletes
2007 African Championship February 22-25, 2007 Cairo 1 Amro El Geziry
2007 Asian Championship May 8-14, 2007 Tokyo 5 Nam Dong-Hun
Lee Chun-Heon
Cao Zhongrong
Qian Zhenhua
Yoshihiro Murakami
2007 Oceanian Championship May 8-14, 2007 Tokyo 1 Alex Parygin^
2007 European Championship June 6-13, 2007 Riga 8 Viktor Horváth
Marcin Horbacz
Andrey Moiseev
Gábor Balogh
Ilia Frolov
Dmytro Kirpulyanskyy
David Svoboda
Dzmitry Meliakh
2007 Pan-American Games July 21-22, 2007 Rio de Janeiro 4*** Eli Bremer
Yaniel Velazquez
Joshua Riker-Fox
Christian Bustos
2007 World Championships Aug 16-21, 2007 Berlin 3 Viktor Horváth*
Ilia Frolov*
Róbert Németh**
2007 World Cup Final September 15-16, 2007 Beijing 1 Edvinas Krungolcas
2008 World Championship May 27 - Jun 1, 2008 Budapest 3 Ilia Frolov*
David Svoboda*
Yahor Lapo
Pentathlon World Ranking June 1, 2008 - 7 Jean Maxence Berrou
Andrejus Zadneprovskis
Steffen Gebhardt
Eric Walther
Nicola Benedetti
Michal Michalik
Deniss Čerkovskis
Host Nation (CHN) - - 1**** -
Invitation Places - - 2**** -
re-allocation of unused places***** - - + Oscar Soto
Bartosz Majewski
Jaime Lopez
Pavlo Tymoshchenko
Samuel Weale
Sam Sacksen
Andrea Valentini
John Zakrzewski
Nick Woodbridge
TOTAL 36

Note: Athletes marked with an asterisk (*) have qualified before, countries with two asterisks (**) already filled their quota of two athletes. The free places cannot be filled by the next competitors from the respective competition, but they will be filled by the world standings at the end of the qualification period. (marked also with one or two asterisks)

*** Top finisher from NORCECA, top finisher from South America, and 2 next highest overall finishers from Pan-America.

**** Unused quotas

***** If one or more athletes qualify through more than 1 criteria, the remaining positions will be allocated through Pentathlon World Ranking

^ Qualification revoked.[1]

Women

Event Date Location Vacancies Athletes
2007 African Championship February 22-25, 2007 Cairo 1 Aya Medany
2007 Asian Championship May 8-14, 2007 Tokyo 5 Lada Jienbalanova
Xiu Xiu
Chen Qian
Galina Dolgushina
Yun Cho-Rong
2007 Oceanian Championship May 8-14, 2007 Tokyo 1 Angela Darby
2007 European Championship June 6-13, 2007 Riga 8 Evdokia Gretchichnikova
Heather Fell
Sara Bertoli
Lena Schoneborn
Zsuzsanna Vörös
Katy Livingston
Claudia Corsini
Sylwia Czwojdzinska
2007 Pan-American Games July 21-22, 2007 Rio de Janeiro 4*** Yane Marques
Monica Pinette
Rita Sanz-Agero
Marlene Sanchez
2007 World Championships Aug 16-21, 2007 Berlin 3 Amélie Caze
Lena Schoneborn*
Laura Asadauskaitė
2007 World Cup Final September 15-16, 2007 Beijing 1 Aya Medany*
2008 World Championship May 27 - Jun 1, 2008 Budapest 3 Amélie Caze*
Aya Medany*
Katy Livingston*
Pentathlon World Ranking June 1, 2008 - 7 Anastasia Samusevich
Anna Arkhipenka
Paulina Boenisz
Jeļena Rubļevska
Lucie Grolichova
Kara Grant
Sheila Taormina
Host Nation (CHN) - - 1**** -
Invitation Places - - 2**** -
re-allocation of unused places***** - - + Victoria Tereshchuk
Tatiana Mouratova
Leila Gyenesei
Margaux Isaksen
Donata Rimsaite
Belinda Schreiber
Omnia Fakhry
Eva Trautmann
TOTAL 36

Note: See above, at the male section.

Event schedule

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)
Date Time Event
Thursday, August 21, 2008 8:30–9:10 Men's shooting
10:00–13:15 Men's fencing
14:30–15:10 Men's swimming
17:00–19:00 Men's riding
20:00–20:30 Men's running
Friday, August 22, 2008 8:30–9:10 Women's shooting
10:00–13:15 Women's fencing
14:30–15:10 Women's swimming
17:00–19:00 Women's riding
20:00–20:30 Women's running

References

  1. ^ "Parygin dropped from Australian Olympic team after British appeal", Associated Press, July 1, 2008

External links

  • Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne
  • List of qualified athletes for the 2008 Olympic Games on the UIPM site.
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