Following in his family’s footsteps, Max Esposito took up Modern Pentathlon at the age of 13 after playing a variety of sports as a youngster.
He won gold at both the 2013 Oceania Championships in Kazakhstan and at the 2014 International Youth A Championships in Great Britain giving him the opportunity to get his first taste of the Olympics at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Games.
Esposito claimed 17th in the individual event in Nanjing before finishing 12th as a part of the mixed-relay.
Full of confidence, Esposito headed to Beijing for the Asia/Oceania Championships where he defeated the best pentathletes in the region, winning the event and securing his position alongside his sister Chloe on the Australian Team for the Rio 2016 Games
At the Rio Games, only 24 hours after Chloe had claimed gold in her event, Max made a fantastic debut finishing seventh overall. Despite finishing 29th in the fencing ranking round, he made up significant ground across the swim and the show jumping coming into the combined event in 17th place and crossing the finish line seventh.
Max’s coach and father Daniel competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Games while his sister Chloe is a dual Olympian.