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Team, Men

Date27 – 31 August 1972
StatusOlympic
LocationReitstadion, Riem, München / Fechthalle 2, Messegelände (Halle 20), München / Schießanlage, Hochbrück, München / Schwimmhalle, Olympiapark, München / Olympiastadion, Olympiapark, München
Participants57 from 19 countries
FormatScoring by point tables. Team scores totalled from adjusted individual scores. Scores adjusted in the fencing competition. Three-man scores with all scores counting.

With three of the top five finishers in the individual competition, the Soviet Union was an easy winner of the team gold medal. The Soviets had previously won the team gold in 1956 and 1964, and were slight favorites, having won the World Championships in 1969 and 1971. Since 1952, Hungary and the Soviet Union had alternated winning the gold medal in team pentathlon – Hungary in 1952, 1960, and 1968, and the USSR in 1956, 1964, and 1972. Hungary finished second, led by the individual gold medalist, András Balczó.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTPIPAIP
1Soviet UnionURS15,968Gold
Boris Onishchenko15,9685,3355,339
Pavel Lednyov15,9685,3285,329
Vladimir Shmelyov15,9685,3025,300
2HungaryHUN15,348Silver
András Balczó15,3485,4125,395
Zsigmond Villányi15,3485,0475,046
Pál Bakó15,3484,8794,907
3FinlandFIN14,812Bronze
Risto Hurme14,8125,0945,093
Veikko Salminen14,8124,8524,880
Martti Ketelä14,8124,8494,839
4United StatesUSA14,802
John Fitzgerald14,8025,0705,062
Chuck Richards14,8025,0745,061
Scott Taylor14,8024,6564,679
5SwedenSWE14,708
Björn Ferm14,7085,2835,280
Bo Jansson14,7084,7394,751
Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall14,7084,7044,677
6West GermanyFRG14,682
Heiner Thade14,6825,1455,163
Walter Esser14,6824,8264,837
Hole Rößler14,6824,6784,682
7FranceFRA14,559
Michel Gueguen14,5595,0725,064
Jean-Pierre Giudicelli14,5594,8074,849
Raoul Gueguen14,5594,6384,646
8PolandPOL14,285
Ryszard Wach14,2854,9734,958
Janusz Pyciak-Peciak14,2854,8174,832
Stanisław Skwira14,2854,4864,495
9Great BritainGBR14,257
Jim Fox14,2575,3115,292
Barry Lillywhite14,2574,5274,538
Robert Phelps14,2574,3854,427
10ItalyITA13,913
Mario Medda13,9134,8634,850
Giovanni Perugini13,9134,5814,571
Nicolo Deligia13,9134,4874,492
11AustriaAUT13,865
Wolfgang Leu13,8654,8524,844
Peter Zobl-Wessely13,8654,5454,554
Bruno Jerebicnik13,8654,4154,467
12RomaniaROU13,655
Dumitru Spîrlea13,6554,7544,784
Marian Cosmescu13,6554,4904,492
Adalbert Covaci13,6554,3814,379
13JapanJPN13,569
Masaru Sakano13,5694,6274,605
Yuso Makihira13,5694,5834,590
Akira Kubo13,5694,3714,374
14DenmarkDEN13,547
Jørn Steffensen13,5474,8874,876
Klaus Petersen13,5474,4924,499
René Heitmann13,5474,1904,172
15SwitzerlandSUI13,359
Urs Hugi13,3594,6614,639
Hans Müller13,3594,3924,396
Beat Ganz13,3594,3234,324
16BulgariaBUL12,957
Georgi Stoyanov12,9574,6954,661
Velko Bratanov12,9574,3394,321
Angel Pepelyankov12,9573,9713,975
17MexicoMEX12,901
Gilberto Toledano12,9014,4284,436
Eduardo Olivera12,9014,4264,432
Juan José Castilla12,9014,0144,033
18NetherlandsNED12,340
Jan Bekkenk12,3404,3914,414
Rob Vonk12,3404,1534,127
Henk Krediet12,3403,7863,799
19CanadaCAN11,335
Scott Scheuermann11,3354,0724,062
Kenneth Maaten11,3353,9873,983
George Skene11,3353,2973,290