The Pentathlon in History

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1904-05-19 Sven Thofelt, Sweden, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1939-07-06 Mary Peters, England, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1941-03-27 Liese Prokop, Austria, pentathlete (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1941-09-17 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Stockholm (d. 2012)
  • 1941-09-19 Jim Fox, England, pentathlete (Olympics-1972)
  • 1943-09-01 Pat Connolly-Daniels-Winslow-Banks, US pentathlete (Olympics-7th-1968)
  • 1948-09-19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1951-06-10 Burglinde Pollak, German DR, pentathlete (Olympics-bronze-1972)
  • 1952-04-07 Jane Frederick, US pentathlete (Olympics-7th-1976)
  • 1955-03-13 Olga Rukavishnikova, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1958-07-26 Ramona Neubert, German DR, long jumper/pentathlete (Oly-4th-80)
  • 1960-03-14 George Horvath, Sweden, pentathlete (Olympic-1980)
  • 1960-09-05 Rob Stull, Damascus Md, US pentathlete (Olympic-92)

Deaths in Sport

  • 2010-04-09 Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • 2012-11-20 William Grut, Swedish pentathlete, dies at 98