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Heather Fell

Heather Fell is a former British modern pentathlete turned triathlete. She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, winning the silver medal in the women's modern pentathlon event.


Boris Onishchenko

Boris Grigoryevich Onishchenko is a former Soviet modern pentathlete who competed at the 1968, 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics. He was a multiple Olympic and world champion, but was disqualified for cheating at the 1976 Summer Olympics and banned for life from sports.


Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall

Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall is a Swedish modern pentathlete who caused the disqualification of the Swedish team at the 1968 Summer Olympics for alcohol use. Liljenwall was the first athlete to be disqualified at the Olympics for drug use, following the introduction of anti-doping regulations by the International Olympic Committee in 1967. Liljenwall reportedly had "two beers" to calm his nerves before the pistol shooting event. The Swedish team eventually had to return their bronze medals.


Samantha Murray

Samantha Murray is an English modern pentathlete. She won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and the bronze medal at the 2012 World Championships. In 2014, she won individual gold and team silver medals at the 2014 World Championships.


Laura Asadauskaitė

Laura Asadauskaitė-Zadneprovskienė is a female Lithuanian modern pentathlete. She won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and achieved an Olympic record score. Asadauskaitė also competed in two other Olympics, 2008 in Beijing and 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, and has been European and World Champion in pentathlon.


Joe Choong

Joseph "Joe" Choong is a British modern pentathlete. He placed tenth at the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Amro El Geziry

Amro Abdulrahman Ali El-Geziry is an Egyptian-born modern pentathlete. He competed for Egypt at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics and placed 32nd, 33rd and 25th, respectively. His brothers, Emad and Omar, are also Olympic pentathletes.


Aleksander Lesun

Aleksander Leonidovich Lesun is a Russian modern pentathlete. He is a multiple-time medalist at the World and European Championships, and was a top-ranked male modern pentathlete in the world by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM).


András Balczó

András Balczó is a retired Hungarian modern pentathlete. He competed at the 1960, 1968 and 1972 Olympics in the individual and team events and won three gold and two silver medal; he missed only one medal, finishing fourth individually in 1960.

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Silvano Abbà

Silvano Abbà was an Italian modern pentathlete who won a bronze medal at the 1936 Summer Olympics. Abbà was a military man, who led the Italian Savoy Cavalry squadron in August 1942 at the Charge of the Savoia Cavalleria at Isbuscenskij near Stalingrad. Abbà was killed, along with 32 other riders who were killed by the Soviets. It is considered the last cavalry charge in military history and was won by the Italian Savoia Cavalleria regiment, led by colonel Alessandro Bettoni Cazzago.


Andrejus Zadneprovskis

Andrejus Zadneprovskis is a retired Lithuanian modern pentathlete who won the silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece as well as bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Zadneprovskis won the Gold medal in the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in the year of 2000 and 2004. He also earned the bronze medal at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships 2006 in Guatemala. In 2010 he retired from sport due to health problems.


Kitty Chiller

Kitty Chiller is a former modern pentathlete who represented Australia at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. In 2013, she was named as the Chef de Mission for Australia at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Martin Lamprecht

Martin Lamprecht is a Swedish modern pentathlete. He competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics.


Isabella Isaksen

Isabella Isaksen is a modern pentathlete from the United States who competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Charles Fernandez (pentathlete)

Charles Fernandez is a Guatemalan modern pentathlete. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the men's event and finished fifteenth. Fernandez won the men's modern pentathlon at the 2015 Pan American Games. He also won a gold medal at the World Junior Championships. Fernandez has competed in three World Modern Pentathlon Championships as well as multiple youth and junior world championships and a Central American and Caribbean Games.