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Modern Pentathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Team

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Coto de Caza Equestrian Center, Coto de Caza, California; Pistol Range, Coto de Caza, California; William Woolett, Jr. Aquatics Center, Heritage Park, Irvine, California, USA
Date Started: July 29, 1984
Date Finished: August 1, 1984
Format: Scoring by point tables. Team scores totalled from individual scores. Three-man teams with all scores counting.

Gold: ITA Italy
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: FRA France


Except for the United States win in 1979, all World Championships since 1954 had been won by an Eastern Bloc nation. With the Eastern Bloc boycott, the 1984 team modern pentathlon was lacking most of the top teams in the world – mainly Hungary, Poland, and the Soviet Union. Italy had two of the medalists from the individual event – [Daniele Masala] and [Carlo Massullo] and were led by them as they won the gold medal. Italy and the United States finished one-two in the riding, the first phase, and they stayed that way through all four days of competition, with the USA winning silver, followed by France in third place, which was their first Olympic pentathlon medal. Sweden was close after three events, but was eliminated from contention when [Roderick Martin] was disqualified in the shooting. He failed to shoot at one target and then shot twice at the next.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TP
1 Italy ITA Gold 16,060
2 United States USA Silver 15,568
3 France FRA Bronze 15,565
4 Switzerland SUI 15,343
5 Mexico MEX 15,283
6 West Germany FRG 15,028
7 Great Britain GBR 14,894
8 Spain ESP 14,891
9 Finland FIN 14,827
10 Sweden SWE 14,464
11 Japan JPN 13,920
12 Egypt EGY 13,908
13 Bahrain BRN 13,866
14 Australia AUS 13,839
15 South Korea KOR 13,246
16 Portugal POR 12,738
17 Austria AUT 11,874