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Modern Pentathlon at the 1960 Roma Summer Games

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Date Started: August 26, 1960
Date Finished: August 31, 1960
Events: 2

Participants: 60 (60 men and 0 women) from 23 countries
Youngest Participant: AUS Bill Doherty (20 years, 159 days)
Oldest Participant: FRA Christian Beauvalet (36 years, 253 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): HUN Hungary (3 medals)


As in 1956, the events consisted of an individual and team competition for men, scored by a series of scoring tables for each of the phases. The format was the same as it had been since 1932, with the order of the phases staying the same – riding, fencing, shooting, swimming, and running. Once again the competition was held over six days, with a rest day after the fencing.