Pavel Lednyov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 2
Bronze 3
Total 7
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePavel Serafimovich•Lednyov
Used namePavel•Lednyov
Original nameПавел Серафимович•Леднëв
Born25 March 1943 in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod (RUS)
Died23 November 2010 in Moskva (Moscow), Moskva (RUS)
Measurements184 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsVS Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

Although Soviet Pavel Lednyov never won the Olympic individual modern pentathlon title, he won a record seven medals in the sport. In the team event, he took gold in 1972 and 1980 and silver in 1976 and in the individual event he won silver in 1976 and bronze in 1968, 1972 and 1980. In contrast to his Olympic record, he was the individual winner at the World Championships four times (1973, 1974, 1975, 1978) and was twice a member of the winning team (1973, 1974). He was Soviet national champion in 1968 and 1973. After his sporting career, Lednyov was the head coach of the Soviet national modern pentathlon team from 1981-87 and later worked with the Russian Modern Pentathlon Federation, serving as vice-president.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1968 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon URS RUS Pavel Lednyov
Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 2 Silver
1972 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon URS RUS Pavel Lednyov
Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold
1976 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon URS RUS Pavel Lednyov
Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Team, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union AC
1980 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon URS RUS Pavel Lednyov
Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Team, Men (Olympic) Soviet Union 1 Gold