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Bob Nieman

Full name: Robert Lee "Bob" Nieman
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: October 21, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Biography

Bob Nieman competed in modern pentathlon at the 1976 and 1988 Olympics. He holds an exalted place among American modern pentathletes as the only man to win the World Championship (through 2015), which he did in 1979. Nieman would have been a medal favorite at the 1980 Moskva Olympics, had the US competed, and would have had a shot at the gold medal. Nieman made the 1980 Olympic team both in modern pentathlon and fencing. In 1983 he won a bronze medal in team épée at the Pan American Games. By 1988 he was almost 41-years-old and past his prime as a pentathlete, but still finished 18th individually.

Nieman attended the US Air Force Academy, graduating in 1970, and was a top swimmer there, after having been a state champion in high school near Chicago. He later earned a graduate degree in architecture from Notre Dame in 1978. Nieman started his own architectural practice in San Antonio, Texas, BuiltSmart Resources.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 26
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon Men's Team United States USA 5
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 18
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon Men's Team United States USA 16

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T TP OP W P S
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 26 4,901
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 28 1,036 1:49.6 0 64
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Fencing 18T 784 23 0
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 44 604 0 176
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 1 1,324 3:13.61
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States Running 24 1,153 13:24.2
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 18 5,034
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 35 944 2:10.35 56 100
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States Fencing 7 932 41 0
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 22 1,248 3:23.09
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 11T 1,000 0 194
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States Running 55 910 14:45.89

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP AIP
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Final Standings 5 15,285 4,901 4,931
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Riding 7 3,140 1,036
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Fencing 4 2,535 784 814
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Shooting 12 2,296 604
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Swimming 1 3,768 1,324
1976 Summer 28 Montréal Modern Pentathlon United States USA Running 7 3,546 1,153
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States USA Final Standings 16 13,645 5,034
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States USA Riding 18 1,414 944
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States USA Fencing 2T 2,735 932
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States USA Swimming 7 3,752 1,248
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States USA Shooting 4 2,912 1,000
1988 Summer 40 Seoul Modern Pentathlon United States USA Running 15 2,832 910
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