Modern Pentathlon


Brother and Sister, Max and Chloe Esposito both won the Olympic Qualifying Place/Tournament in Beijing this week!

Congratulations to both and possibly being the first Australian members selected for Rio!

updated June



Olympic Games Women’s Pentathlon


Sunday’s Final Event saw Chloe Esposito compete in the London Olympic Pentathlon (Fencing, Swimming, Horse Riding, Pistol Shoot / Run).

After Epee; Chloe ranked 28th/36, after a great swim (5th) 21/36, after the ride (8th) 16/36, after the combined (5th) Chloe finished a great tournament just outside the medals in 7th!

Gold to Lithuania, Silver to Great Britain, Bronze to Brazil  .

Congratulations Chloe a fantastic Australian result .. Bring on Brazil!

London 2012 Link



Olympic Games Mens Pentathlon


Saturday’s Event saw Ed Fernon compete in the London Olympic Pentathlon (Fencing, Swimming, Horse Riding, Pistol Shoot / Run).

After Epee; Ed ranked 29/36 , after the Swim (33rd) 35/36, after the Horse Riding (3rd!) 17/36..

Winner after the combined: Svoboda CZE (Olympic Record).

Ed Fernon improved on his way through the competition and came 27th overall



Australian Pentathlon Olympians


The ‘Telegraph’ article on Australia’s Olympic hopeful in Pentathlon Ed Fernon has been training with the Victorian and Australian Epee Squad to hone his skills prior to London 2012.

Link

(Ed is competing on the 11th) from 5pm AEST.

(Chloe Esposito is competing on the 12th) the last event of the Games 5pm AEST.

Congratulations to both Aussies for qualifying and the best of luck.

Download Pentathlon Format



Pentathlon Event Change


International Modern Pentathlon appears set for a change.

From a Sport invented by Baron Pierre de Coubertin for the Olympic Games, as ‘the officers sport’, Pentathlon appears to be changing its format, combining the run and shooting legs.

Pentathletes will have 70 seconds to shoot 5 targets, then run a 1 kilometre track, and return to the shooting range, completing the cylce 3 times, then running across the finish line.

For more info Link International Herald Tribune
Australia’s Modern Pentathlon website Link

A change in name only….? Beijing Olympic Logo



Olympic Modern Pentathlon


Australias Angie Darby competes today (Friday 22nd) in Beijing in the Modern Pentathlon

10:30 am (all AEST) 10m Air Pistol [ranked 36/36]

12:00 Epee - 1 touch [31/36]

4:30 pm Swimming 200m Freestyle [35/36]

7:00 pm Horseriding Showjumping [7/36]

10:00 pm Athletics Track 3000 m  [31st]

Competition details can be found on the Beijing Site

The Mens competition was won by Russian Moiseev in back to back Olympic Golds. Link

History of the Modern Pentathlon Beijing Link



Australian Pentathlete Cleared


Australian Pentathlete Angie Darby has won her battle to Compete in Beijing, and will now be able to attend the opening ceremony on Friday night.

Darby 21 from Melbourne, was cleared by the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne Switzerland yesterday.

A British lawyer initially attempted to rub Darby out, claiming she had not satisfied the selection criteria by qualifying at recognised international competitions.  This then went to the CAS after the Greek Olympic Association took up the attack.

Angie will compete in the 5 event program on the 22nd (day 14).

Link to Olympic Site


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