Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Modern Pentathlon Centre, Goudi Olympic Complex, Athina
Date Started: August 26, 2004
Date Finished: August 26, 2004
Format: Scoring by point tables.
The event was considered wide open as nobody had dominated the sport since 2000. In the first phase, [Dmtriy Melyakh] (BLR) took the lead by scoring an Olympic record 186 with the air pistol. The fencing was won by Russian [Andrey Moiseyev] with 22 wins and 9 losses. He moved into second place overall, trailing his teammate, [Rustam Sabirkhuzin]. Moiseyev was a former swimmer and opened up a 108-point lead after the 200 freestyle swim, which he won. Although he placed only 19th in the riding, he still had a 44-point lead going into the cross-country run. Moiseyev was only a fair runner, but he held on for the gold medal. Moving up from fifth to the silver medal was the 2008 World Champion, Lithuania’s [Andrejus Zadneprovskis], who won the run, but was too far back to catch Moiseyev.
|3||Libor Capalini||31||Czech Republic||CZE||Bronze||5,392|
|6||Michal Michalík||24||Czech Republic||CZE||5,332|
|9||Vaho Iagorashvili||40||United States||USA||5,276|
|13||Chad Senior||29||United States||USA||5,192|
|21||Lee Chun-Heon||24||South Korea||KOR||5,068|
|24||Han Do-Ryeong||27||South Korea||KOR||4,936|
|29||Daniel dos Santos||25||Brazil||BRA||4,732|