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1928  Amsterdam Summer Olympics

1928 Summer Olympics - The Results (Modern pentathlon)

Modern pentathlon at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games

 

 

Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Started: July 31, 1928
Date Finished: August 4, 1928
Events: 1

Participants: 37 (37 men and 0 women) from 14 countries
Youngest Participant: SWE Ingvar Berg (22 years, 295 days)
Oldest Participant: DEN Otto Olsen (33 years, 231 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): SWE Sweden (2 medals)

 

Participating nations

A total of 37 pentathletes (all men) from 14 nations competed at the Amsterdam Games:

  •  Belgium (3)
  •  Czechoslovakia (3)
  •  Denmark (2)
  •  Finland (3)
  •  France (3)
  •  Germany (3)
  •  Great Britain (3)

 

  •  Hungary (1)
  •  Italy (3)
  •  Netherlands (3)
  •  Poland (3)
  •  Portugal (1)
  •  Sweden (3)
  •  United States (3)
  

Overview

There was no International Federation governing modern pentathlon in 1924, and would not be until 1948, so the competition was organized by the Amsterdam Organizing Committee. The event took place on five consecutive days, beginning with rapid-fire pistol shooting, followed by swimming, and Epee fencing. The fourth event in 1928 was running, and the competition finished with the cross-country steeplechase ride. Shooting was held at the Zeeburg Shooting Ground, which was on a military base on Zeeburg, an artificially created island just outside Amsterdam. This was the only shooting contested at the 1928 Olympics, as the sport was not on the Olympics Program for one of only two times. The cross-country run was held near Hilversum, southeast of Amsterdam, while the horse steeplechase event was contested near Amersfoort in the province of Utrecht, about 40 km. southeast of Amsterdam.

Summary

The defending champion, [Bo Lindman], was back. As only Swedes had won the medals in this event in 1912-1924, he and his teammates, [Sven Thofelt] and [Ingvar Berg], were expected to lead the event. Thofelt took the lead after the second phase, swimming, finishing second in that sport. Lindman was hampered by a poor start in shooting, finishing only 15th, and although he moved up with a fifth-place in swimming, he stood only seventh after two phases. Thofelt maintained the lead after fencing, finishing fourth with the Epee. German [Helmuth Kahl] placed second in fencing and moved into second place overall. Lindman again struggled, finishing 22nd with the sword, and now in ninth place, his chances for gold, or even a medal, seemed remote. But he moved up into a tie for fourth place after the cross-country run, as Thofelt and Kahl continued to lead, despite mediocre running performances. After four phases, the places were Thofelt 1st with 33, Kahl 2nd with 40, [Willem van Rhijn] (NED) 3rd with 43, and Lindman tied with Italy’s [Eugenio Pagnani] in fourth with 45 points. But Lindman almost caught the leaders. He rode well, finishing third in the steeplechase, and moved up to the silver medal. Thofelt finished only 21st on the horse, but hung on for the gold. Kahl won bronze, the first medal ever won in modern pentathlon by a non-Swede. Thofelt would return to the Olympics in modern pentathlon in 1932 and 1936, but did not medal. However, he won Olympic medals in fencing in both 1936 and 1948. He would later become President of the Unione International de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM) after its formation in 1949, would serve in that post for 23 years, and also became an IOC Member from 1970-76. The shooting section of the 1928 modern pentathlon was won by [Heinz Hax], who would win two silver medals in shooting in 1932-36 and was the son of [George Hax], who competed in the Olympics in water polo in 1900 and gymnastics in 1906.

 

Results

Rank Competitor Nation Shooting
rank
Swimming
rank
Fencing
rank
Running
rank
Equestrian
rank
Total
1st, gold medalist(s) Sven Thofelt  Sweden 6 2 4 21 14 47
2nd, silver medalist(s) Bo Lindman  Sweden 15 5 22 3 5 50
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Helmuth Kahl  Germany 10 9 2 19 12 52
4 Ingvar Berg  Sweden 3 11 36 7 1 58
5 Heinz Hax  Germany 1 15 21 20 2 59
6 David Turquand-Young  Great Britain 24 7 15 9 10 65
7T Christiaan Tonnet  Netherlands 8 24 27 4 6 69
7T Hermann Hölter  Germany 16 8 11 13 21 69
9 Willem van Rhijn  Netherlands 11 10 5 17 28 71
10 Helge Jensen  Denmark 4 20 1 29 19 73
11 Eugenio Pagnini  Italy 9 1 29 6 29 74
12 Zenon Małłysko  Poland 18 19 9 18 13 77
13 Lauri Kettunen  Finland 20 22 18 10 11 81
14 Otto Olsen  Denmark 2 37 6 11 26 82
15T Aubrey Newman  United States 30 4 10 8 31 83
15T Henrik Avellan  Finland 31 17 16 15 4 83
15T Luigi Petrillo  Italy 13 6 33 16 15 83
18 Carlo Simonetti  Italy 19 16 14 32 3 84
19 Richard Mayo  United States 12 23 3 11 37 86
20 Peter Hains  United States 7 26 25 22 7 87
21T Tauno Lampola  Finland 35 3 31 2 18 89
21T Alfred Goodwin  Great Britain 5 32 23 14 25 99
23 Tivadar Filótás  Hungary 22 28 8 33 16 107
24T Tjeerd Pasma  Netherlands 32 13 34 5 24 108
24T Lance East  Great Britain 17 29 24 30 8 108
26 Stefan Szelestowski  Poland 26 12 35 1 36 110
27 Édouard Écuyer de le Court  Belgium 27 14 12 25 33 111
28 Charles-Jean LeVavasseur  France 14 21 17 26 35 113
29 Pierre Coche  France 23 33 7 35 21 119
30 Rudolf Růžička  Czechoslovakia 21 25 19 28 34 127
31 Sebastião Herédia  Portugal 36 18 20 27 32 133
32 Charles Vannerom  Belgium 25 27 26 34 23 135
33 André Crémon  France 33 35 32 24 17 141
34 Franciszek Koprowski  Poland 28 34 30 23 27 142
35T Josef Schejbal  Czechoslovakia 34 36 13 31 30 144
35T Charles Cumont  Belgium 29 31 28 36 20 144
37 Kamil Gampe  Czechoslovakia 37 30 37 37 9 150
 

Shooting

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC TH PTS  
1 Heinz Hax 28 Germany GER 20 196  
2 Otto Olsen 33 Denmark DEN 20 194  
3 Ingvar Berg 22 Sweden SWE 20 191  
4 Helge Jensen 32 Denmark DEN 20 189  
5 Alfred Goodwin 25 Great Britain GBR 20 188  
6 Sven Thofelt 23 Sweden SWE 20 187  
7 Peter Hains 27 United States USA 20 187  
8 Christiaan Tonnet 26 Netherlands NED 20 186  
9 Eugenio Pagnini 22 Italy ITA 20 184  
10 Helmut Kahl 27 Germany GER 20 184  
11 Willem van Rhijn 25 Netherlands NED 20 183  
12 Richard Mayo 25 United States USA 20 183  
13 Luigi Petrillo   Italy ITA 20 183  
14 Charles-Jean LeVavasseur   France FRA 20 168  
15 Bo Lindman 29 Sweden SWE 20 158  
16 Hermann Hölter 28 Germany GER 19 179  
17 Lance East 26 Great Britain GBR 19 173  
18 Zenon Małłysko 30 Poland POL 19 169  
19 Carlo Simonetti 24 Italy ITA 19 168  
20 Lauri Kettunen 23 Finland FIN 19 166  
21 Rudolf Růžička   Czechoslovakia TCH 19 160  
22 Tivadar Filótás 24 Hungary HUN 19 159  
23 Pierre Coche   France FRA 19 150  
24 David Turquand-Young 24 Great Britain GBR 18 162  
25 Charles Vannerom 31 Belgium BEL 18 155  
26 Stefan Szelestowski 27 Poland POL 18 155  
27 Édouard Écuyer de le Court 26 Belgium BEL 18 151  
28 Franciszek Koprowski 32 Poland POL 18 146  
29 Charles Cumont   Belgium BEL 17 151  
30 Aubrey Newman 25 United States USA 17 147  
31 Henrik Avellan 26 Finland FIN 17 147  
32 Tjeerd Pasma 23 Netherlands NED 17 145  
33 André Crémon   France FRA 17 142  
34 Josef Schejbal 29 Czechoslovakia TCH 17 136  
35 Tauno Lampola 24 Finland FIN 16 137  
36 Sebastião de Herédia 25 Portugal POR 15 132  
37 Kamil Gampe   Czechoslovakia TCH 13 111
  

Swimming

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T  
1 Eugenio Pagnini 22 Italy ITA 4:37.6  
2 Sven Thofelt 23 Sweden SWE 5:02.4  
3 Tauno Lampola 24 Finland FIN 5:11.4  
4 Aubrey Newman 25 United States USA 5:16.2  
5 Bo Lindman 29 Sweden SWE 5:19.4  
6 Luigi Petrillo   Italy ITA 5:20.4  
7 David Turquand-Young 24 Great Britain GBR 5:23.6  
8 Hermann Hölter 28 Germany GER 5:30.0  
9 Helmut Kahl 27 Germany GER 5:34.4  
10 Willem van Rhijn 25 Netherlands NED 5:37.2  
11 Ingvar Berg 22 Sweden SWE 5:39.2  
12 Stefan Szelestowski 27 Poland POL 5:39.6  
13 Tjeerd Pasma 23 Netherlands NED 5:43.0  
14 Édouard Écuyer de le Court 26 Belgium BEL 5:46.4  
15 Heinz Hax 28 Germany GER 5:50.8  
16 Carlo Simonetti 24 Italy ITA 5:52.2  
17 Henrik Avellan 26 Finland FIN 5:55.2  
18 Sebastião de Herédia 25 Portugal POR 6:01.0  
19 Zenon Małłysko 30 Poland POL 6:04.0  
20 Helge Jensen 32 Denmark DEN 6:05.0  
21 Charles-Jean LeVavasseur   France FRA 6:07.4  
22 Lauri Kettunen 23 Finland FIN 6:15.0  
23 Richard Mayo 25 United States USA 6:18.0  
24 Christiaan Tonnet 26 Netherlands NED 6:20.6  
25 Rudolf Růžička   Czechoslovakia TCH 6:21.8  
26 Peter Hains 27 United States USA 6:23.3  
27 Charles Vannerom 31 Belgium BEL 6:28.0  
28 Tivadar Filótás 24 Hungary HUN 6:31.2  
29 Lance East 26 Great Britain GBR 6:36.6  
30 Kamil Gampe   Czechoslovakia TCH 6:48.6  
31 Charles Cumont   Belgium BEL 6:48.8  
32 Alfred Goodwin 25 Great Britain GBR 6:53.2  
33 Pierre Coche   France FRA 6:58.8  
34 Franciszek Koprowski 32 Poland POL 7:04.6  
35 André Crémon   France FRA 7:05.0  
36 Josef Schejbal 29 Czechoslovakia TCH 7:40.8  
37 Otto Olsen 33 Denmark DEN 7:43.8

Fencing

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC  
1 Helge Jensen 32 Denmark DEN  
2 Helmut Kahl 27 Germany GER  
3 Richard Mayo 25 United States USA  
4 Sven Thofelt 23 Sweden SWE  
5 Willem van Rhijn 25 Netherlands NED  
6 Otto Olsen 33 Denmark DEN  
7 Pierre Coche   France FRA  
8 Tivadar Filótás 24 Hungary HUN  
9 Zenon Małłysko 30 Poland POL  
10 Aubrey Newman 25 United States USA  
11 Hermann Hölter 28 Germany GER  
12 Édouard Écuyer de le Court 26 Belgium BEL  
13 Josef Schejbal 29 Czechoslovakia TCH  
14 Carlo Simonetti 24 Italy ITA  
15 David Turquand-Young 24 Great Britain GBR  
16 Henrik Avellan 26 Finland FIN  
17 Charles-Jean LeVavasseur   France FRA  
18 Lauri Kettunen 23 Finland FIN  
19 Rudolf Růžička   Czechoslovakia TCH  
20 Sebastião de Herédia 25 Portugal POR  
21 Heinz Hax 28 Germany GER  
22 Bo Lindman 29 Sweden SWE  
23 Alfred Goodwin 25 Great Britain GBR  
24 Lance East 26 Great Britain GBR  
25 Peter Hains 27 United States USA  
26 Charles Vannerom 31 Belgium BEL  
27 Christiaan Tonnet 26 Netherlands NED  
28 Charles Cumont   Belgium BEL  
29 Eugenio Pagnini 22 Italy ITA  
30 Franciszek Koprowski 32 Poland POL  
31 Tauno Lampola 24 Finland FIN  
32 André Crémon   France FRA  
33 Luigi Petrillo   Italy ITA  
34 Tjeerd Pasma 23 Netherlands NED  
35 Stefan Szelestowski 27 Poland POL  
36 Ingvar Berg 22 Sweden SWE  
37 Kamil Gampe   Czechoslovakia TCH  

Running

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T  
1 Stefan Szelestowski 27 Poland POL 14:14.2  
2 Tauno Lampola 24 Finland FIN 14:24.2  
3 Bo Lindman 29 Sweden SWE 14:30.2  
4 Christiaan Tonnet 26 Netherlands NED 14:37.4  
5 Tjeerd Pasma 23 Netherlands NED 14:37.6  
6 Eugenio Pagnini 22 Italy ITA 14:39.6  
7 Ingvar Berg 22 Sweden SWE 14:40.8  
8 Aubrey Newman 25 United States USA 14:43.6  
9 David Turquand-Young 24 Great Britain GBR 14:48.2  
10 Lauri Kettunen 23 Finland FIN 15:02.8  
11T Otto Olsen 33 Denmark DEN 15:19.2  
11T Richard Mayo 25 United States USA 15:19.2  
13 Hermann Hölter 28 Germany GER 15:20.4  
14 Alfred Goodwin 25 Great Britain GBR 15:23.0  
15 Henrik Avellan 26 Finland FIN 15:28.8  
16 Luigi Petrillo   Italy ITA 15:29.6  
17 Willem van Rhijn 25 Netherlands NED 15:31.0  
18 Zenon Małłysko 30 Poland POL 15:32.0  
19 Helmut Kahl 27 Germany GER 15:36.2  
20 Heinz Hax 28 Germany GER 15:40.0  
21 Sven Thofelt 23 Sweden SWE 15:48.8  
22 Peter Hains 27 United States USA 15:55.0  
23 Franciszek Koprowski 32 Poland POL 16:07.0  
24 André Crémon   France FRA 16:07.4  
25 Édouard Écuyer de le Court 26 Belgium BEL 16:12.4  
26 Charles-Jean LeVavasseur   France FRA 16:21.8  
27 Sebastião de Herédia 25 Portugal POR 16:40.2  
28 Rudolf Růžička   Czechoslovakia TCH 16:50.8  
29 Helge Jensen 32 Denmark DEN 16:51.6  
30 Lance East 26 Great Britain GBR 16:58.6  
31 Josef Schejbal 29 Czechoslovakia TCH 17:16.2  
32 Carlo Simonetti 24 Italy ITA 17:19.6  
33 Tivadar Filótás 24 Hungary HUN 17:20.6  
34 Charles Vannerom 31 Belgium BEL 17:28.6  
35 Pierre Coche   France FRA 17:35.6  
36 Charles Cumont   Belgium BEL 17:44.8  
37 Kamil Gampe   Czechoslovakia TCH 18:28.0

Riding

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC PS T  
1 Ingvar Berg 22 Sweden SWE 100 8:04.8  
2 Heinz Hax 28 Germany GER 100 8:09.4  
3 Carlo Simonetti 24 Italy ITA 100 8:28.4  
4 Henrik Avellan 26 Finland FIN 100 8:41.0  
5 Bo Lindman 29 Sweden SWE 100 8:41.2  
6 Christiaan Tonnet 26 Netherlands NED 100 8:57.8  
7 Peter Hains 27 United States USA 100 9:01.0  
8 Lance East 26 Great Britain GBR 100 9:11.8  
9 Kamil Gampe   Czechoslovakia TCH 100 9:15.2  
10 David Turquand-Young 24 Great Britain GBR 100 9:21.2  
11 Lauri Kettunen 23 Finland FIN 100 9:26.0  
12 Helmut Kahl 27 Germany GER 100 9:27.6  
13 Zenon Małłysko 30 Poland POL 100 9:42.0  
14 Sven Thofelt 23 Sweden SWE 100 9:47.0  
15 Luigi Petrillo   Italy ITA 97 9:35.4  
16 Tivadar Filótás 24 Hungary HUN 97 9:38.4  
17 André Crémon   France FRA 94 9:47.6  
18 Tauno Lampola 24 Finland FIN 93 10:16.2  
19 Helge Jensen 32 Denmark DEN 91 10:23.4  
20 Charles Cumont   Belgium BEL 91 9:54.4  
21T Hermann Hölter 28 Germany GER 88 10:07.6  
21T Pierre Coche   France FRA 88 10:07.6  
23 Charles Vannerom 31 Belgium BEL 85 10:26.6  
24 Tjeerd Pasma 23 Netherlands NED 85 9:02.6  
25 Alfred Goodwin 25 Great Britain GBR 84 10:12.2  
26 Otto Olsen 33 Denmark DEN 80 10:02.0  
27 Franciszek Koprowski 32 Poland POL 78 10:52.0  
28 Willem van Rhijn 25 Netherlands NED 74 11:22.0  
29 Eugenio Pagnini 22 Italy ITA 69 11:51.4  
30 Josef Schejbal 29 Czechoslovakia TCH 55 12:19.0  
31 Aubrey Newman 25 United States USA 38 12:57.8  
32 Sebastião de Herédia 25 Portugal POR 6 15:35.2  
33 Édouard Écuyer de le Court 26 Belgium BEL -66 12:40.8  
34 Rudolf Růžička   Czechoslovakia TCH -88 17:10.0  
35 Charles-Jean LeVavasseur   France FRA 100 9:03.0  
36 Stefan Szelestowski 27 Poland POL 96 10:16.6  
37 Richard Mayo 25 United States USA 82 10:49.2  
 
 

 

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