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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.


Martin Lamprecht

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


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.


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.


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.


Olavi Mannonen

Olavi Aleksanteri "Ole" Mannonen is a retired Finnish modern pentathlete who competed at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the team event in 1952 and 1956 and an individual silver in 1956; he placed fifth individually in 1952.


Gösta Åsbrink

Karl "Gösta" Åsbrink was a Swedish gymnast and modern pentathlete who won a gold medal in the 1908 Summer Olympics and a silver medal in the 1912 Summer Olympics.


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).


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.


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.

Sports, Wars and warfare

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.


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.


Alfred Starbird

Alfred Dodd Starbird was an American modern pentathlete, lieutenant general, and authority on nuclear weaponry. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, class of 1933, he was commissioned in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of the United States modern pentathlon team at the 1936 Summer Olympics, finishing seventh overall in a field of 42.


Robert Beck (pentathlete)

Robert Lee "Bob" Beck is a retired American modern pentathlete and fencer who won three gold medals in these disciplines at the Pan American Games in 1963-1971. He also won bronze medals in the individual and team modern pentathlon events at the 1960 Summer Olympics. He was less successful at the 1968 Games, placing 22nd individually and fourth with the American team.


Chad Senior

Chad Senior is an American Olympic modern pentathlete.