Modern Pentathlon was introduced into the Olympic Games in 1912 and has been held in different forms at every Games since. A team event was held from 1952 to 1992. Women first competed in 2000.
Most Gold Medals
András Balczó (Hungary) won three gold medals (one individual and two team) and two silver medals between 1960 and 1972.
Two men have won the individual gold medal on more than one occasion.
Lars Hall (Sweden) (1952,1956) and Andrey Moiseyev (Russia) (2004,2008)
Pavel Lednyov (USSR) won a record seven medals between 1968 and 1980 in the days when there was a team competition. He won four individual medals.
Carlo Massullo (Italy) won five medals between 1984 and 1992. Balczo also won five medals.
No woman has ever won more than one medal of any colour.