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Modern Pentathlon at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Team

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Indoor Swimming Pool, Olympic Park, Seoul; Mongchon Toseong, Olympic Park, Seoul; Olympic Fencing Gymnasium, Olympic Park, Seoul; Seoul Equestrian Park, Gwacheon; Taeneung International Shooting Range, Seoul
Date Started: September 18, 1988
Date Finished: September 22, 1988
Format: Scoring by point tables. Team scores totalled from individual scores. Three-man teams with all scores counting.

Gold: HUN Hungary
Silver: ITA Italy
Bronze: GBR Great Britain


The two top teams were Italy, 1986 World Champions and 1984 Olympic gold medalists, and Hungary, the 1987 World Champions, who had won that event nine times. Hungary went into the lead after the fencing and held it after the swimming. But Italy was much better with the pistol and took a 24-point lead after four phases, Hungary trailing in second. But the cross-country run was all Hungary. They won the phase by almost 200 points and, with Italy placing only seventh, pulled over 300 points ahead to win the gold medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TP
1 Hungary HUN Gold 15,886
2 Italy ITA Silver 15,571
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze 15,276
4 France FRA 15,268
5 Soviet Union URS 15,214
6 Czechoslovakia TCH 15,043
7 Switzerland SUI 14,863
8 Mexico MEX 14,785
9 Poland POL 14,531
10 Canada CAN 14,309
11 Sweden SWE 14,205
12 Egypt EGY 14,113
13 South Korea KOR 14,027
14 Bahrain BRN 13,743
15 West Germany FRG 13,663
16 United States USA 13,645
17 Japan JPN 13,120
18 Chile CHI 12,797
AC [9] Spain ESP [14,636] DQ