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List of the best modern pentathlon Olympic athletes of all time, with photos of the athletes when available. The famous modern pentathlon event Olympians on this list are all regarded as some of the toughest athletes to have ever competed at the Olympics. Almost every one of these historic modern pentathlon Olympians have taken home a medal, which is why they've earned a spot on this list. Only the greatest modern pentathlon Olympic athletes are featured on the front page of this list, so be sure to vote for who you believe are the best modern pentathlon athletes and vote down the ones you disagree with.

This list below has a variety of athletes in it, from Jim Thorpe to Sheila Taormina.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Olympic modern pentathlon athletes?" and "Who is the best modern pentathlon competitor of all time?"
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Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Modern Pentathlon
Died at 65 (1888-1953) James Francis "Jim" Thorpe was a Sac and Fox athlete of Native American and European ancestry. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold ...more

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Eli Bremer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Modern Pentathlon
Eli Bremer age 39 Eli Bremer is a modern pentathlete competed for the United States at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. He finished 22nd overall in the modern pentathlon event. He was born in Hancock, ...more

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Joshua Riker-Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Modern Pentathlon
Joshua Riker-Fox age 34 Joshua Riker-Fox is a three-time Pan American Games modern pentathlete from Canada. He is also a four-time Canadian national champion, and a bronze medalist at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio ...more

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Margaux Isaksen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Modern Pentathlon
Margaux Isaksen age 26 Margaux Isaksen is a modern pentathlete from the United States who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. She placed 4th ...more

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Andrey Moiseyev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Modern Pentathlon
Arthur Roderick added age 38 Andrey Sergeyevich Moiseyev is a Russian pentathlete, who won the gold medal in the modern pentathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics. His 2004 score of 5480 is broken down ...more

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Pavel Lednyov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Modern Pentathlon
Kyle Townsend added Died at 67 (1943-2010) Pavel Serafimovich Lednyov was a Soviet modern pentathlete and Olympic Champion. He won a total of seven Olympic medals in modern pentathlon, more than any other player to date. He won four ...more

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Sheila Taormina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Modern Pentathlon
age 49 Sheila Christine Taormina is an American former athlete who competed at four Olympics, and was the first woman to qualify for the Olympics in three different sports. At the 1996 Summer Olympics, ...more

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Lars Hall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Modern Pentathlon
Arthur Roderick added Lars Hall Died at 64 (1927-1991) Lars Göran Ivar Hall was a Swedish modern pentathlete, world champion and Olympic champion. He competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, where he won an individual gold medal in ...more

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Kara Grant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Modern Pentathlon
Kara Grant age 39 Kara Grant is a two-time Olympic modern pentathlete from Canada. She is one of the first female Canadian modern pentathletes, along with Monica Pinette, to compete at the 2004 Summer Olympics in ...more

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Sam Sacksen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Modern Pentathlon
Sam Sacksen age 29 Sam Sacksen is an American modern pentathlete from Somerset, Pennsylvania. He is currently ranked no. 56 in the world by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne. Sacksen started out his ...more

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Monica Pinette is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes in Modern Pentathlon
Monica Pinette age 41 Monica Pinette is a two-time Olympic modern pentathlete from Canada. She merely described herself as a "true trailblazer" for her demanding sport, being one of the first female ...more