Modern Pentathlon at the 1920 Summer Olympics

Dates 24 – 27 August 1920
Medal Events 1

Modern pentathlon had first been contested at the Olympics in 1912 and it was again on the Olympic Program in 1920, with only an individual event, as in 1912. A team event would not be added to the Olympic Program until 1952, and it was discontinued after 1992. The five disciplines of modern pentathlon (riding, shooting, fencing, swimming, cross-country running) were contested at the venues for their separate sports. As in 1912, Swedes dominated, winning the first four places in Antwerpen as they had in Stockholm.


Event Status Date Participants NOCs
Individual, Men Olympic 24 – 27 August 1920 23 8
23 (23/0) 8 (8/0)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual, Men Gustaf DyrssenSWE Erik de LavalSWE Gösta RunöSWE

Medal table

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Sweden SWE 1 1 1 3