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Modern Pentathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Individual

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Coto de Caza Equestrian Center, Coto de Caza, California; Pistol Range, Coto de Caza, California; William Woolett, Jr. Aquatics Center, Heritage Park, Irvine, California, USA
Date Started: July 29, 1984
Date Finished: August 1, 1984
Format: Scoring by point tables.

Gold: ITA Daniele Masala
Silver: SWE Svante Rasmuson
Bronze: ITA Carlo Massullo

Summary

With the Soviets leading a boycott, many of the top modern pentathletes were absent from Los Angeles. The favorite was 1982 World Champion Daniele Masala, followed by France’s Joël Bouzou, who was third that year behind Masala and 1980 gold medalist Anatoly Starostin. Sweden’s Svante Rasmuson took the lead after the fencing, followed by Masala. They maintained that position after the 300 freestyle swim, a specialty for Ramuson, who had competed as a swimmer (100 freestyle) at the 1976 Olympics. On the morning of the final day, Masala moved ahead of Ramuson after the shooting, taking a 26-point lead into the run. But Rasmuson was a better runner and with the new format, featuring a staggered start, it was thought Rasmuson might be able to catch the Italian. He did that, but only about 100 metres from the finish. However, the effort had exhausted him and he staggered on some soft dirt on the final straight and Masala was able to pass him to regain the lead and win the gold medal. This was Italy’s first Olympic medal in modern pentathlon.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Daniele Masala 29 Italy ITA Gold 5,469
2 Svante Rasmuson 28 Sweden SWE Silver 5,456
3 Carlo Massullo 26 Italy ITA Bronze 5,406
4 Richard Phelps 23 Great Britain GBR 5,391
5 Mike Storm 24 United States USA 5,325
6 Paul Four 28 France FRA 5,287
7 Ivar Sisniega 26 Mexico MEX 5,282
8 Jorge Quesada 23 Spain ESP 5,281
9 Pasi Hulkkonen 23 Finland FIN 5,193
10 Didier Boubé 27 France FRA 5,186
11 Pierpaolo Cristofori 28 Italy ITA 5,185
12 Andy Jung 22 Switzerland SUI 5,163
13 Greg Losey 34 United States USA 5,158
14 Achim Bellmann 27 West Germany FRG 5,114
15 Alex Watson 26 Australia AUS 5,108
16 Peter Steinmann 22 Switzerland SUI 5,104
17 Joël Bouzou 28 France FRA 5,092
18 Dean Glenesk 26 United States USA 5,085
19 Peter Minder 27 Switzerland SUI 5,076
20 Alejandro Yrizar 19 Mexico MEX 5,049
21 Michael Rehbein 24 West Germany FRG 5,021
22 Jorma Korpela 23 Finland FIN 4,968
23 Marcelo Hoyo 22 Mexico MEX 4,952
24 Michael Mumford 28 Great Britain GBR 4,940
25 Saleh Sultan Farhan Faraj 21 Bahrain BRN 4,912
26 Eduardo Burguete 22 Spain ESP 4,895
27 Christian Sandow 25 West Germany FRG 4,893
28 Shoji Uchida 35 Japan JPN 4,829
29 Hiroyuki Kawazoe 32 Japan JPN 4,809
30 Martin Lamprecht 21 Sweden SWE 4,803
31 Matthew Spies 22 Australia AUS 4,778
32 Michael Billwein 20 Austria AUT 4,760
33 Ihab El-Lebedy 26 Egypt EGY 4,745
34 Federico Galera 31 Spain ESP 4,715
35 Jussi Pelli 29 Finland FIN 4,666
36 Samy Awad 23 Egypt EGY 4,634
37 Stephen Sowerby 29 Great Britain GBR 4,563
38 Jeong Gyeong-Hun 23 South Korea KOR 4,547
39 Ahmed Nasser 30 Egypt EGY 4,529
40 Abdul Rahman Jassim Bahrain BRN 4,490
41 Nabeel Saleh Mubarak Bahrain BRN 4,464
42 Kim Il 22 South Korea KOR 4,387
43 Luís Monteiro 22 Portugal POR 4,332
44 Roberto Durão 25 Portugal POR 4,321
45 Gang Gyeong-Hyo 19 South Korea KOR 4,312
46 Daizou Araki 28 Japan JPN 4,282
47 Roderick Martin 25 Sweden SWE 4,205
48 Chen Kung-Liang 20 Chinese Taipei TPE 4,187
49 Manuel Barroso 20 Portugal POR 4,085
50 Daniel Esposito 20 Australia AUS 3,953
51 Ingo Peirits 21 Austria AUT 3,682
52 Horst Stocker 21 Austria AUT 3,432