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Modern Pentathlon at the 1924 Paris Summer Games

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Host City: Paris, France
Date Started: July 12, 1924
Date Finished: July 17, 1924
Events: 1

Participants: 38 (38 men and 0 women) from 11 countries
Youngest Participant: GBR David Turquand-Young (20 years, 182 days)
Oldest Participant: NED Karel, Jonkheer van den Brandeler (36 years, 121 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): SWE Sweden (3 medals)


The event order in 1924 was shooting, swimming, fencing, 5 km. cross-country riding, and finishing with the cross-country run. The competition was again decided by a points-for-place scoring system. The event took place over four days of competition, but spread over six days, with the shooting and swimming held on the first day, 12 July. The shooting took place in the Sports Park in Versailles, while swimming was held in Tourelles Swim Stadium. Fencing was contested on 14 July in Colombes, north of Paris. The riding was held on 16 July in Fontainebleau, while the cross-country began near the Olympic Stadium in Colombes, and finished on the track there. There was no International Federation governing modern pentathlon in 1924, and would not be until 1948, so the event was conducted by the French National Olympic Committee.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Individual SWE Bo Lindman SWE Gustaf Dyrssen SWE Bertil Uggla