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Modern Pentathlon at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date Started: August 24, 1920
Date Finished: August 27, 1920
Events: 1

Participants: 23 (23 men and 0 women) from 8 countries
Youngest Participant: NOR Olliver Smith (21 years, 262 days)
Oldest Participant: FRA Georges Brulé (43 years, 305 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): SWE Sweden (3 medals)


Modern pentathlon had first been contested at the Olympics in 1912 and it was again on the Olympic Program in 1920, with only an individual event, as in 1912. A team event would not be added to the Olympic Program until 1952, and it was discontinued after 1992. The five disciplines of modern pentathlon (riding, shooting, fencing, swimming, cross-country running) were contested at the venues for their separate sports. As in 1912, Swedes dominated, winning the first four places in Antwerpen as they had in Stockholm.