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Modern Pentathlon at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Team

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Fencing Hall 1, Exhibition Lands (Hall 20), München; Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München; Riding Stadium, Riem, München; Shooting Range, Hochbrück, München; Swimming Hall, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: August 31, 1972
Format: Scoring by point tables. Team scores totalled from adjusted individual scores. Scores adjusted in the fencing competition. Three-man scores with all scores counting.

Gold: URS Soviet Union
Silver: HUN Hungary
Bronze: FIN Finland

Summary

With three of the top five finishers in the individual competition, the Soviet Union was an easy winner of the team gold medal. The Soviets had previously won the team gold in 1956 and 1964, and were slight favorites, having won the World Championships in 1969 and 1971. Since 1952, Hungary and the Soviet Union had alternated winning the gold medal in team pentathlon – Hungary in 1952, 1960, and 1968, and the USSR in 1956, 1964, and 1972. Hungary finished second, led by the individual gold medalist, András Balczó.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TP
1 Soviet Union URS Gold 15,968
2 Hungary HUN Silver 15,348
3 Finland FIN Bronze 14,812
4 United States USA 14,802
5 Sweden SWE 14,708
6 West Germany FRG 14,682
7 France FRA 14,559
8 Poland POL 14,285
9 Great Britain GBR 14,257
10 Italy ITA 13,913
11 Austria AUT 13,865
12 Romania ROU 13,655
13 Japan JPN 13,569
14 Denmark DEN 13,547
15 Switzerland SUI 13,359
16 Bulgaria BUL 12,957
17 Mexico MEX 12,901
18 Netherlands NED 12,340
19 Canada CAN 11,335