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Modern Pentathlon at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Individual

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Colombes Fencing Stadium, Colombes; Colombes Olympic Stadium, Colombes; Grand Parquet Hippodrome, Fontainebleau; Tourelles Swimming Pool, Saint-Mandé; Versailles Shooting Stands, Versailles
Date Started: July 12, 1924
Date Finished: July 17, 1924
Format: Point-for-place scoring.

Gold: SWE Bo Lindman
Silver: SWE Gustaf Dyrssen
Bronze: SWE Bertil Uggla

Summary

There were no other international competitions in modern pentathlon until after World War II, so this event was always very difficult to handicap. But prior to 1936, the sport was totally dominated by the Swedes. They had won the first four and six of the top seven places in 1912 and swept the medals and top four places again in 1920. Bo Lindman (SWE) was making his first Olympic appearance and he ran away with the event. After placing fifth in the shooting, Lindman won the swim in 5:18.6, to take the lead with 10 points. He was very strong in the last three segments, placing third in the fencing, fourth in the riding, and winning the cross-country run. His score of 18 points was less than half that of the silver medalist, defending champion, Gustaf Dyrssen (SWE), who came in at 39½. The bronze medalist, Bertil Uggla, had placed fourth in 1920, but was an Olympic veteran. His modern pentathlon bronze medal was added to the bronze he won in the 1912 pole vault. Lindman would return to win silver medals in 1928 and 1932. He also won medals in fencing at the 1933-34 European Championships and was later president of the Swedish Athletics Federation from 1935-46.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal O
1 Bo Lindman 25 Sweden SWE Gold 18.0
2 Gustaf Dyrssen 32 Sweden SWE Silver 39.5
3 Bertil Uggla 33 Sweden SWE Bronze 45.0
4 Ivan Duranthon 27 France FRA 54.5
5 Henrik Avellan 21 Finland FIN 55.5
6 Helge Jensen 27 Denmark DEN 61.0
7 George Vokins 27 Great Britain GBR 64.5
8 Christiaan Tonnet 22 Netherlands NED 65.5
9 Väinö Bremer 25 Finland FIN 66.5
10T Carl Årmann 30 Sweden SWE 74.5
10T George Bare 25 United States USA 74.5
12 Charles-Jean LeVavasseur France FRA 82.5
13 David Turquand-Young 20 Great Britain GBR 84.5
14 Marius Christensen 34 Denmark DEN 85.0
15 Otto Olsen 29 Denmark DEN 86.0
16 Olliver Smith 25 Norway NOR 87.5
17 Léopold Buffin de Chosal 28 Belgium BEL 89.5
18 J. L. M. Van Loocke Belgium BEL 92.0
19 Brian Horrocks 28 Great Britain GBR 98.5
20 René Dignon France FRA 99.0
21 Leif Knudtzon 28 Norway NOR 99.5
22 Carolus Stoffels 30 Netherlands NED 102.5
23 Guillaume de Tournemire 22 France FRA 107.0
24 Omero Chiesa Italy ITA 109.0
25 Emil Hagelberg 28 Finland FIN 110.5
26 Don Scott 29 United States USA 111.5
27 Karel, Jonkheer van den Brandeler 36 Netherlands NED 113.5
28 Derick Barton 23 Great Britain GBR 122.5
29 Jacques De Wykerslooth De Rooyesteyn 27 Belgium BEL 123.0
30 Ernesto Corradi Italy ITA 127.5
31T Ernest Harmon 30 United States USA 130.5
31T Barent Momma 27 Netherlands NED 130.5
33 Giuseppe Micheli Italy ITA 137.0
34 Frederick Pitts 25 United States USA 138.5
35 Jules Hulsmans 25 Belgium BEL 140.5
36 Gaspare Pasta Italy ITA 142.0
37 Karel Tůma Czechoslovakia TCH 166.5
38 Jindřich Lepiere Czechoslovakia TCH 169.5