Athletes from the Netherlands competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. The modern pentathlon is an Olympic sport that comprises five different events; fencing, freestyle swimming (200 m), equestrian show jumping, and a final combined event of pistol shooting and cross country running (3200 m). Access official results for the Athletics event decathlon men at the Stockholm 1912 Summer Games Olympics, plus view video highlights of top performances. Modern pentathlon was first contested at the Olympic Games at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm. The event is inspired by the traditional pentathlon held during the ancient Olympics; as the original events were patterned on the skills needed by an ideal Greek soldier of the era, the modern pentathlon is similarly patterned on events representing the skills needed by cavalry behind enemy lines. Thorpe's disqualification in 1913 resulted in Bie being awarded the gold medal, while Donahue and Lukeman moved up to silver and bronze, respectively. A HISTORY OF MODERN PENTATHLON No: 1 The cross-country running event at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm The final running event produced such appalling times (between 19 and 24 minutes for 4000m) that commentators have sought to find an explanation. The bridge Djurgårdsbron stretches over the bay. After much lobby work of the President of the German Modern Pentathlon Federation Prof. Wilhelm Henze, women were for the first time admitted at the World Championships in 1977, and at the official world championships in 1981. Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games, athletic festival held in Stockholm that took place May 5–July 27, 1912. Modern pentathlon was introduced at the 5th Olympiad in Stockholm (SWE) in 1912, comprising the contemporary sports of pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running, which embraced the spirit of its ancient counterpart. These are the results of athletics competition at the 1912 Summer Olympics.30 events were … In 1912, pentathlon was introduced at the Olympic Games. Performance is judged on a points system in each event, not by the position achieved. Distances for these two Germans are unknown. William Oscar Guernsey Grut was a Swedish modern pentathlete. NOCs could enter up to 12 athletes.[2]. This last event is now referred to as the laser-run, since it alternates four legs of laser pistol shooting followed by an 800 m run. Waitzer's distance in the javelin throw is also unknown, though it was less than 33.36 metres as he finished in last place. The word you're looking for is: THORPE The crossword clue "Jim , 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon gold medallist" published 1 time/s and has 1 unique answer/s on our system. Now, the event is held over one day. The decathlon is contested mainly by male athletes, while female athletes typically compete in the heptathlon. This made Thorpe and Bie co-champions. Since there was a tie for 6th, both of the 6th-place finishers moved on, making 7 competitors in the 1500 metres. The tie between Donahue and Lukeman was broken by calculating each athlete's score on the decathlon table, originally deciding between a bronze medal and fourth place. Twenty-six athletes from 11 nations competed. Pentathletes were considered to be among the most skilled athletes, and their training was often part of military service—each of the five events in the pentathlon was thought to be useful in war or battle. 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. The word "decathlon" was formed, in analogy to the word "pentathlon", from Greek δέκα and ἄθλος. The men's pentathlon was a track and field athletics event held as part of the Athletics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. He won a gold medal in the first contested modern pentathlon at the Olympic Games in 1912. A total of 32 athletes from 11 nations competed at the Stockholm Games: The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. [5] It has a capacity of 13,145–14,500 depending on usage and a capacity of nearly 33,000 for concerts. Modern pentathlon is a sports contest created especially for the Summer Olympic Games by the founder of the modern Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, and was first contested in 1912. In Stockholm in 1912, competitors brought their own horses, fenced outdoors without electric equipment, used military pistols and swam and ran outdoors. Thorpe's gold medal was stripped by the International Olympic Committee in 1913, after the IOC learned that Thorpe had taken expense money for playing baseball, violating Olympic amateurism rules, before the 1912 Games. Its headquarters are in Monte-Carlo, Monaco and it has 115 national federation members. Despite technological changes the five events have remained essentially the same. At the 1912 Games, it hosted the athletics, some of the equestrian, some of the football, gymnastics, the running part of the modern pentathlon, tug of war, and wrestling events. Carl Gustaf Sixtensson Lewenhaupt was a Swedish Count, officer, courtier, horse rider and modern pentathlete who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. Cross-country events, both for the individual and the … After the event was over, only the top 12 athletes advanced to the fourth event, with everyone else eliminated. The Modern Pentathlon Association Great Britain is the national governing body for the sport of modern pentathlon in Great Britain, recognised by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne.