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Modern Pentathlon at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Women's Individual

Modern Pentathlon at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Copper Box, Olympic Park, Stratford, London; Greenwich Park, Greenwich, London; London Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Date Started: August 12, 2012
Date Finished: August 12, 2012
Format: Scoring by point tables.

Gold: LTU Laura Asadauskaitė
Silver: GBR Samantha Murray
Bronze: BRA Yane Marques

Summary

The women’s modern pentathlon closed out the 2012 London Olympic Games. The favorite was Lithuania’s [Laura Asadausakaitė], who had won medals at the last three World Championships. Asadausakaitė was steady throughout the day and did not disappoint, winning the final gold medal of London 2012. Latvia’s [Elena Rublevska] led after fencing, winning 25 of 35 bouts, with Hungary’s Adrienn Tóth taking the lead after the swim. But Tóth faltered in the riding and would finish only 20th.

The run was new to the Olympics as the format had been changed after Beijing. While previously the modern pentathlon consisted of five events, in 2009 the shooting and cross-country running were combined into a single event similar to the Winter Olympic biathlon. Runners carried a laser pistol as they ran and stopped at three shooting stations during their run, at which they were required to produce five shots on target, with penalties for extra shots needed and time penalties. After the third event Asadausakaitė moved into a tie for the lead with Brazil’s Yane Marques, but Asadausakaitė easily outran and shot her to win by 17 seconds, as Marques dropped back to bronze, being passed by Britain’s [Samanatha Murray]. Marques’ medal was still the first by a South American modern pentathlete.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Laura Asadauskaitė 28 Lithuania LTU Gold 5408
2 Samantha Murray 22 Great Britain GBR Silver 5356
3 Yane Marques 28 Brazil BRA Bronze 5340
4 Margaux Isaksen 20 United States USA 5332
5 Chen Qian 25 China CHN 5324
6 Anastasiya Samusevich-Prokopenko 26 Belarus BLR 5256
7 Chloe Esposito 20 Australia AUS 5248
8 Jeļena Rubļevska 36 Latvia LAT 5228
9 Natalya Coyle 21 Ireland IRL 5220
10 Iryna Khokhlova 22 Ukraine UKR 5192
11 Melanie McCann 22 Canada CAN 5180
12 Gintarė Venčkauskaitė 19 Lithuania LTU 5176
13 Sylwia Czwojdzińska 29 Poland POL 5168
14 Miao Yihua 24 China CHN 5164
15 Lena Schöneborn 26 Germany GER 5160
16 Aya Medany 23 Egypt EGY 5136
17 Yekaterina Khuraskina 22 Russia RUS 5128
18 Amélie Caze 27 France FRA 5108
19 Katarzyna Wójcik 29 Poland POL 5088
20 Adrienn Tóth 21 Hungary HUN 5084
21 Mhairi Spence 26 Great Britain GBR 5052
22 Natálie Dianová 23 Czech Republic CZE 5048
23 Viktoriya Tereshchuk 30 Ukraine UKR 4996
24 Yang Su-Jin 23 South Korea KOR 4964
25 Claudia Cesarini 25 Italy ITA 4912
26 Annika Schleu 22 Germany GER 4884
27 Sabrina Crognale 26 Italy ITA 4852
28 Suzanne Stettinius 24 United States USA 4832
29 Donna Vakalis 32 Canada CAN 4828
30 Shino Yamanaka 21 Japan JPN 4828
31 Elodie Clouvel 23 France FRA 4768
32 Anna Arkhipenko 29 Belarus BLR 4692
33 Sarolta Kovács 21 Hungary HUN 4396
34 Narumi Kurosu 20 Japan JPN 4060
35 Yevdokia Grechishnikova 29 Russia RUS 3852
36 Tamara Vega 19 Mexico MEX 2380