Modern pentathlon at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg
Venue Hämeenlinna
DatesJuly 21–25
No. of events2
Competitors51 from 19 nations

At the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, two events in modern pentathlon were contested. [1] For the first time, a team event was part of the Olympic program.



Lars Hall
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Gábor Benedek
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
István Szondy
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary  (HUN)
Gábor Benedek
Aladár Kovácsi
István Szondy
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
Lars Hall
Thorsten Lindqvist
Claes Egnell
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)
Olavi Mannonen
Lauri Vilkko
Olavi Rokka

Medal table

1Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary  (HUN)1113
2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1102
3Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)0011
Totals (3 nations)2226

Participating nations

A total of 51 athletes from 19 nations competed at the Helsinki Games: [1]

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