Former Bankstown Sports Club member Chloe Esposito has made history, becoming the first Australian to win an Olympic medal in the modern Pentathlon.
She won gold in the five-discipline event at Rio over the weekend, crossing the line ahead of Elodie Clouvel of France and Poland’s Oktawia Nowacka.
Growing up, Chloe was a member of the Bankstown Sports Athletics Club and was completely engrossed in all things sport, thanks in part to her athletic father Daniel, who represented Australia in the modern pentathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and was selected for the 1988 Games, but missed the trip to Seoul through injury.
Chloe was involved in athletics, swimming and horse riding on a weekly basis, before she, and her brother Max, decided to follow in their dad’s footsteps, and start training for the modern pentathlon.
She competed in the pentathlon event at the 2012 Olympics and finished 7th, before moving to Hungary with her father and brother to focus on her training. It paid off with victory in Rio, and a new Olympic record of 1372 points next to her name.
Bankstown Sports would like to congratulate Chloe on her gold medal and we wish her all the best on her future endeavours!