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Charles Leonard

Full name: Charles Fredrick Leonard, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: February 23, 1913 in Fort Snelling, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 18, 2006 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

While at West Point, Charles Leonard was a swimmer and runner. This, combined with his marksmanship training, led him to the pentathlon. At the 1936 Olympics, Leonard won the silver by taking a seventh place in running, a sixth in swimming, and a first in shooting with a perfect score – the only time this has ever occurred in international competition. Had there been a team event in 1936, Leonard, with Al Starbird and Fred Weber, would have won that competition. Leonard spent his entire military career in the infantry. He taught military science and tactics at West Point before retiring from the army in 1967 as a major general. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O P T W T PTS TH
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 2 39.5
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 15 0.0 9:47.0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Modern Pentathlon United States Fencing 10 22 2 23.0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 1 200 20
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 6 4:40.9
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Modern Pentathlon United States Running 7= 14:15.8
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