Ilya Polozkov and Pavel Tikhonov were a success in all disciplines. They finished third in the final discipline, cross-country race combined with a shooting event, and scored 1,407 points in the overall rankings. The pentathletes of South Korea claimed the victory with 1,422 points, the Germans finished second with 1,419 points.
In the men's event Olympic champion Vladislav Goncharov of Belarus scored 60,755 points to place first. Second was Nathan Bailey of the UK (59,165 points). Bronze went to Oleg Ryabtsev of Belarus (59,100 points).