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Modern Pentathlon at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Individual

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Baseball Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales; Sydney International Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales; The Dome and Exhibition Complex, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 30, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000
Format: Scoring by point tables.

Gold: RUS Dmitry Svatkovsky
Silver: HUN Gábor Balogh
Bronze: BLR Pavel Dovgal

Summary

Dmitry Svatkovsky had been the favorite in 1996 after winning the 1994-95 World Championships. He was second at the 1997 Worlds and third in 1999, but the favorites in 2000 were France’s Sébastien Deleigne, the 1997-98 World Champion, and Hungary’s Gábor Balogh, the 1999 World Champion. France’s Olivier Clergeau took the early lead, and led after the second and fourth phases, tied going into the run with Velizar Iliev, the Bulgarian-born American. American Chad Senior led after three phases, but struggled with his horse in the riding, as it made refusals three times in the jumping. Deleigne was the best runner but he was in ninth place after four phases, 171 points behind, and although he won the cross-country, he would finish fourth overall. Clergeau was not a good runner and would eventually finish eighth. Svatkovsky placed fourth in the run and passed everybody, coming from fifth place and 19 seconds behind the leaders, 77 points down, to win the gold medal, with Balogh winning silver.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Dmitry Svatkovsky 28 Russia RUS Gold 5,376
2 Gábor Balogh 24 Hungary HUN Silver 5,353
3 Pavel Dovgal 24 Belarus BLR Bronze 5,338
4 Sébastien Deleigne 33 France FRA 5,326
5 Vadym Tkachuk 30 Ukraine UKR 5,274
6 Chad Senior 25 United States USA 5,256
7 Andrejus Zadneprovskis 26 Lithuania LTU 5,236
8 Olivier Clergeau 31 France FRA 5,217
9 Velizar Iliev 34 United States USA 5,207
10 Heorhiy Chymerys 27 Ukraine UKR 5,188
11 Samuel Félix 23 Mexico MEX 5,165
12 Michael Brandt 24 Sweden SWE 5,154
13 Stefano Pecci 21 Italy ITA 5,121
14 Imre Tiidemann 29 Estonia EST 5,080
15 Igor Warabida 25 Poland POL 5,061
16 Eric Walther 25 Germany GER 4,979
17 Péter Sárfalvi 30 Hungary HUN 4,971
18 Deniss Čerkovskis 21 Latvia LAT 4,903
19 Emad El-Geziry 18 Egypt EGY 4,839
20 Robert McGregor 28 Australia AUS 4,784
21 Nicolae Papuc 27 Romania ROU 4,174
22 Horacio de la Vega 25 Mexico MEX 4,039
23 Tsanko Khantov 24 Bulgaria BUL 3,932
24 Qian Zhenhua 21 China CHN 3,836