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Modern Pentathlon at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Team

Modern Pentathlon at the 1992 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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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. Team scores totalled from individual scores. Three-man teams with all scores counting.

Gold: POL Poland
Silver: EUN Unified Team
Bronze: ITA Italy

Summary

This was the final team modern pentathlon at the Olympics, likely forever, as the event was discontinued after 1992. The Soviet Union had won the 1990 and 1991 World Championships, and their surrogate, the Unified Team, was the favorite. Hungary led after the fencing and swimming, but Poland pulled ahead after the third phase, shooting. For the second time ever at the Olympics (after 1928), the event did not end with the cross-country run, but the Russian-led Unifieds were strong and pulled into the lead, with Poland second and Hungary third. In the steeplechase ride, Russian Eduard Zenovka, leading the individual competition, had a disastrous ride, finishing only 56th of 66 competitors. With his poor point score, the Unifieds placed only eighth in the ride, and Poland, second in the steeplechase, moved ahead to win the gold medal. Hungary also struggled on the horse, finishing only 13th, and dropped to fifth place overall. Italy had the best performance in the riding and moved up to a bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TP
1 Poland POL Gold 16,018
2 Unified Team EUN Silver 15,924
3 Italy ITA Bronze 15,760
4 United States USA 15,649
5 Hungary HUN 15,571
6 Great Britain GBR 15,571
7 France FRA 15,441
8 Sweden SWE 15,428
9 Czechoslovakia TCH 15,002
10 Mexico MEX 14,934
11 Germany GER 14,931
12 Spain ESP 14,860
13 South Korea KOR 14,716
14 Egypt EGY 14,517
15 Lithuania LTU 14,320
16 Australia AUS 13,984
17 Latvia LAT 13,753