Who is the greatest modern pentathlete of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each polo player from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance, using data from all Olympics including the Tokyo 2020 Games.
The best all-time performing modern pentathlete at the Olympic Games is Hungarian András Balczó who won 3 gold and 2 silver medals between 1960–1972. No other athlete has won three gold medals.
Top Olympic Athletes From Modern Pentatlon
Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of modern pentathlon for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt).
Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Modern Pentathlon at the Olympic Games (including 2021)
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- Wendy Norman: World champion at 17 in 1980 something!!!