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Athletics at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Pentathlon

Athletics at the 1924 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes
Date Started: July 7, 1924
Date Finished: July 7, 1924
Format: All compete in the first three events. The top 12 then advanced to the fourth event, the discus throw. The top six after that event then advanced to the final event, the 1,500 metres.

Gold: FIN Eero Lehtonen
Silver: HUN Elemér Somfay
Bronze: USA Bob LeGendre

Summary

Eero Lehtonen defended his gold medal in this event, although he entered the final event, 1,500 metres, only one place ahead of Hungary’s Elemér Somfay. Lehtonen won the 1,500, Somfay second, to secure his gold medal. In the long jump section of the event, Bob LeGendre jumped 7.765 (25-5¼) for a world record. Had the event been scored by points tables, LeGendre would have won, but he placed only ninth in the javelin, which pushed him back to third place.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal O EF
1 Eero Lehtonen 26 Finland FIN Gold 14
2 Elemér Somfay 25 Hungary HUN Silver 16
3 Bob LeGendre 26 United States USA Bronze 18
4 Leo Leino 24 Finland FIN 23
5 Mort Kaer 21 United States USA 24
6 Hugo Lahtinen 32 Finland FIN 27
7 Brutus Hamilton 23 United States USA 24 4 events
8 Göran Unger 24 Sweden SWE 30 4 events
9 Evert Nilsson 29 Sweden SWE 35 4 events
10 Dennis Duigan 21 Australia AUS 39 4 events
11 Martin Mølster 23 Norway NOR 39 4 events
12 Clifford Argue 22 United States USA 36 4 events
13 Donald Slack 27 Great Britain GBR 48 3 events
14 Léon Courtejaire 23 France FRA 49 3 events
15 Adolfo Contoli 26 Italy ITA 49 3 events
16 Roger Viel 21 France FRA 52 3 events
17 Gaston Médécin 23 Monaco MON 52 3 events
18 Harry de Keijser 23 Netherlands NED 52 3 events
19 Josse Ruth Belgium BEL 55 3 events
20 Albino Pighi 20 Italy ITA 61 3 events
21 Seiichi Ueda 25 Japan JPN 62 3 events
22 Constant Bucher 24 Switzerland SUI 63 3 events
23 Bertil Fastén 24 Sweden SWE 63 3 events
24 Aleksa Spahić 24 Yugoslavia YUG 66 3 events
25 Antonín Svoboda 24 Czechoslovakia TCH 66 3 events
26 Fred Zinner 20 Belgium BEL 72 3 events
27 Percy Spark 29 Great Britain GBR 79 3 events
28 Stelios Benardis Greece GRE 83 3 events
AC Iivari Yrjölä 24 Finland FIN DNF
AC Georgios Zakharopoulos 26 Greece GRE DNF