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Men's modern pentathlon
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Dates23–28 November
Competitors40 from 16 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Lars Hall  Sweden
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Olavi Mannonen  Finland
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Väinö Korhonen  Finland
← 1952
1960 →

At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, two events in modern pentathlon were contested.[1]

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Lars Hall
Olavi Mannonen
Väinö Korhonen
 Soviet Union (URS)
Igor Novikov
Ivan Deryugin
Aleksandr Tarasov
 United States (USA)
William Andre
Jack Daniels
George Lambert
 Finland (FIN)
Olavi Mannonen
Väinö Korhonen
Berndt Katter

Medal table

1 Soviet Union (URS)1001
 Sweden (SWE)1001
3 Finland (FIN)0123
4 United States (USA)0101
Totals (4 nations)2226

Participating nations

A total of 40 athletes from 16 nations competed at the Melbourne Games:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Modern pentathlon: 1956 Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 July 2012.