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Modern Pentathlon at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Individual

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Deodoro Aquatics Centre, Deodoro Olympic Park, Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro; Deodoro Stadium, Deodoro Olympic Park, Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro; Youth Arena, Deodoro Olympic Park, Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 18, 2016
Date Finished: August 20, 2016
Format: Scoring by point tables.

Gold: RUS Aleksandr Lesun
Silver: UKR Pavlo Tymoshchenko
Bronze: MEX Ismael Hernández


Thirty-six athletes took part in the men’s event with a maximum of two athletes per country. The qualification points were added together from competition results between January and August 2015. Five continental championships afforded twenty places each per gender: one each from Africa and Oceania, five from Asia, eight from Europe, and five from the Americas with a maximum of one quota per NOC. Other athletes who qualified were the winner of the 2015 UIPM World Cup final plus the top three finishers at the World Championships in Berlin. Also qualified were the top three ranked athletes at the 2016 UIPM World Championships not previously qualified, plus the six highest ranked athletes not already qualified as per the world ranking list at 1 June 2016. Finally, the host nation, Brazil, had been guaranteed a single place each in the men's and women's events. Two wild cards were allocated by the UIPM.

The show jumping event opened up the competition with four athletes putting themselves out of contention because of repeated refusals. In international competitions, there are rarely more than two eliminations per show jumping event.

The eventual gold medalist [Aleksandr Lesun] of Russia won the fencing ranking round, collecting 268 points, whilst, sensationally in second place was Germany’s [Patrick Dogue], only 28 points behind. Dogue then lost his chance when he finished a lowly 31st in the swimming event while Lesun, [Ismael Hernández] from Mexico and Britain’s [Joe Choong] moved up the leaderboard after good performances in the pool and in the show jumping phase. With the fifth best result in the combined running/shooting, Ukraine’s [Pavlo Tymoshchenko] won the silver medal, leaving the bronze for Hernández. Choong, one of the pre-competition favorites missed out on a medal and finished 10th overall after finishing a disastrous 28th in the combined, while the German Dogue surprisingly stayed in sixth place.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Aleksandr Lesun 28 Russia RUS Gold 1479 OR
2 Pavlo Tymoshchenko 29 Ukraine UKR Silver 1472
3 Ismael Hernández 26 Mexico MEX Bronze 1468
4 Valentin Prades 23 France FRA 1467
5 Riccardo De Luca 30 Italy ITA 1467
6 Patrick Dogue 24 Germany GER 1463
7 Max Esposito 19 Australia AUS 1462
8 Arthur Lanigan-O'Keeffe 24 Ireland IRL 1457
9 David Svoboda 31 Czech Republic CZE 1452
10 Joe Choong 21 Great Britain GBR 1451
11 Nathan Schrimsher 24 United States USA 1450
12 Ádám Marosi 32 Hungary HUN 1445
13 Jeong Jin-Hwa 27 South Korea KOR 1443
14 Jamie Cooke 25 Great Britain GBR 1436
15 Charles Fernández 20 Guatemala GUA 1435
16 Cao Zhongrong 34 China CHN 1433
17 Bence Demeter 26 Hungary HUN 1430
18 Guo Jianli 28 China CHN 1429
19 Jun Woong-Tae 21 South Korea KOR 1426
20 Valentin Belaud 23 France FRA 1420
21 Christian Zillekens 20 Germany GER 1417
22 Tomoya Miguchi 30 Japan JPN 1412
23 Omar El-Geziry 31 Egypt EGY 1403
24 Pier Paolo Petroni 29 Italy ITA 1397
25 Amro El-Geziry 29 Egypt EGY 1393
26 Andriy Fedechko 25 Ukraine UKR 1390
27 Szymon Staśkiewicz 29 Poland POL 1390
28 Ruslans Nakoņečnijs 27 Latvia LAT 1386
29 Shohei Iwamoto 26 Japan JPN 1355
30 Emmanuel Zapata 29 Argentina ARG 1340
31 Felipe Nascimento 23 Brazil BRA 1295
32 José Ricardo Figueroa 25 Cuba CUB 1214
33 Dimitar Krastanov 22 Bulgaria BUL 1179
34 Justinas Kinderis 29 Lithuania LTU 1144
35 Pavel Ilyashenko 26 Kazakhstan KAZ 1141
36 Jan Kuf 25 Czech Republic CZE 1103