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Modern Pentathlon at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Individual

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Bernat Picornell Pools, Barcelona; Mollet Olympic Shooting Range, Mollet del Vallès; Palace of Metallurgy, Barcelona; Pau Negre Stadium, Barcelona; Royal Polo Club, Barcelona
Date Started: July 26, 1992
Date Finished: July 29, 1992
Format: Scoring by point tables.

Gold: POL Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek
Silver: HUN Attila Mizsér
Bronze: EUN Eduard Zenovka

Summary

The 1991 World Champion was Poland’s Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek. He started strongly with a second place in the fencing. He moved into the lead after three phases, leading Russian Eduard Zenovka. The course for the cross-country run was very hilly, and high heat (35° C. [95 F°]), made the event very difficult for the pentathletes. In the run, Skrzypaszek placed only 23rd, and Zenkova’s third-place moved him into the lead after four phases – 4,625-4,519. The 106 point lead was huge for the modern pentathlon, but Zenovka was not known to be a strong rider. In the final phase, he fell off his horse twice, and placed only 56th of 66 riders. His score of only 736 points dropped him to third place and a bronze medal. Skrzypaszek was steady, finishing 13th on the horse to win the gold medal. It was the first time since 1951 that the reigning World Champion won the Olympic gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek 24 Poland POL Gold 5,559
2 Attila Mizsér 31 Hungary HUN Silver 5,446
3 Eduard Zenovka 23 Unified Team EUN Bronze 5,361
4 Anatoly Starostin 32 Unified Team EUN 5,347
5 Roberto Bomprezzi 29 Italy ITA 5,326
6 Håkan Norebrink 27 Sweden SWE 5,321
7 Marian Gheorghe 29 Romania ROU 5,293
8 Graham Brookhouse 30 Great Britain GBR 5,292
9 Michael Gostigian 29 United States USA 5,275
10 Dariusz Goździak 29 Poland POL 5,254
11 Sébastien Deleigne 25 France FRA 5,251
12 Carlo Massullo 34 Italy ITA 5,250
13 Richard Phelps 31 Great Britain GBR 5,246
14 Petr Blažek 31 Czechoslovakia TCH 5,239
15 Gintaras Staškevičius 28 Lithuania LTU 5,234
16 Peter Steinmann 30 Switzerland SUI 5,232
17 Joël Bouzou 36 France FRA 5,216
18 Dmitry Svatkovsky 20 Unified Team EUN 5,216
19 Maciej Czyżowicz 30 Poland POL 5,205
20 Rob Stull 31 United States USA 5,204
21 Lee Yeong-Chan 22 South Korea KOR 5,198
22 Dirk Knappheide 25 Germany GER 5,195
23 Gianluca Tiberti 25 Italy ITA 5,184
24 Iván Ortega 21 Mexico MEX 5,177
25 James Haley 23 United States USA 5,170
26 Kirils Medjancevs 21 Latvia LAT 5,154
27 Jesús Centeno 25 Spain ESP 5,148
28 Per Nyqvist 28 Sweden SWE 5,129
29 Tomáš Fleissner 31 Czechoslovakia TCH 5,128
30 Gavin Lackey 23 Australia AUS 5,111
31 Alexandros Nikolopoulos 21 Greece GRE 5,066
32 László Fábián 29 Hungary HUN 5,064
33 Attila Kálnoki Kis 26 Hungary HUN 5,061
34 Moustafa Adam 23 Egypt EGY 5,057
35 Alejandro Yrizar 27 Mexico MEX 5,056
36 Dominic Mahony 28 Great Britain GBR 5,033
37 Leopoldo Centeno 25 Spain ESP 5,018
38 Kim Myeong-Geon 22 South Korea KOR 5,015
39 Imre Tiidemann 21 Estonia EST 4,980
40 Per-Olov Danielsson 23 Sweden SWE 4,978
41 Christophe Ruer 27 France FRA 4,974
42 Stefan Asenov 20 Bulgaria BUL 4,963
43 Ian Soellner 23 Canada CAN 4,945
44 Mohamed Abdou El-Souad 23 Egypt EGY 4,922
45 Ulrich Czermak 24 Germany GER 4,893
46 Valentin Dzhavelkov 24 Bulgaria BUL 4,866
47 Sergio Sánchez 21 Guatemala GUA 4,860
48 Hiroshi Miyagahara 27 Japan JPN 4,859
49 Pawel Olszewski 30 Germany GER 4,843
50 Trevor Strydom 34 South Africa RSA 4,820
51 Vladimiras Močialovas 24 Lithuania LTU 4,805
52 Stanislavs Dobrotovskis 30 Latvia LAT 4,796
53 Manuel Barroso 28 Portugal POR 4,719
54 Alberto Félix 23 Mexico MEX 4,701
55 Carles Lerín 30 Spain ESP 4,694
56 Zhang Bin 22 China CHN 4,670
57 Jiří Prokopius 25 Czechoslovakia TCH 4,635
58 Colin Hamilton 26 Australia AUS 4,594
59 Laurie Shong 21 Canada CAN 4,579
60 Sherif El-Erian 21 Egypt EGY 4,538
61 Kim In-Ho 22 South Korea KOR 4,503
62 Tomas Narkus 22 Lithuania LTU 4,281
63 Alex Watson 34 Australia AUS 4,279
64 Vjačeslavs Duhanovs 19 Latvia LAT 3,803
65 Luis Alberto Urteaga 31 Peru PER 3,503
66 Daniel Pereyra 30 Uruguay URU 2,929