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Chloe Esposito storms home to finish fifth at World Cup #1 in Charlotte, North Carolina (USA).

Modern Pentathlete Chloe Esposito produced the biggest surprise of the first World Cup in North Carolina to qualify for the final and finish an impressive fifth.

Chloe Esposito during the equestrian discipline of modern pentathlon

Imagine lining up at an Olympic starting line with history all around you. When the modern pentathlon begins in London next year, the athletes of the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sport at the Olympics. Two young Aussies are poised to be a part of it, tackling five disciplines in one thrilling day at the Games.

Emily Esposito on the shooting range

Fourteen months from the London Olympic Games Australian modern pentathletes have secured the two Oceania quota places on offer.

Emily Esposito on the shooting range

Fourteen months from the London Olympic Games Australian modern pentathletes have secured the two Oceania quota places on offer.

Tamsyn Lewis jumps out of the starting blocks in the 400m semi finals during the Australian Athletics National Campionships at Melbourne Olympic Park.

The April highlights reel could keep sports buffs entertained for hours. The past month delivered action-packed national championships in swimming, rowing, athletics and BMX cycling, dramatic hockey showdowns and the romance of sailing in Majorca and the Côte d'Azur. With a string of bright young things bursting onto the scene, it is little wonder London 2012 is set to be a sell-out show.

Austalian Todd Renfree smiles after completing the mixed team modern pentathlon relay. Photo: Alice Wheeler/AOC

In an Olympic-first event, Todd Renfree has finished 12th in the modern pentathlon mixed team relay.

Australian modern pentathlete Todd Renfree takes on Ilias Baktybekov of Kyrgyzstand in the fencing component of the inidivudal modern pentathlon at the Youth Olympic Games. Photo: Alice Wheeler/AOC

Todd Renfree has produced a valiant performance in the men’s individual modern pentathlon on Day 8 of the Youth Olympic Games.

The Mod Quad Squad

21 August 2010
Modern Pentathlete Todd Renfree

The Singapore Youth Olympics have many sports with varied formats to suit the conditions and appease the youth market.

Ready, Aim, Laser

2 August 2010
Competitors take aim in the Men's Shooting 10m Air Pistol component of Modern Pentathlon held at the Fencing Hall on Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Photo: Julian Finney/Getty Images

THERE will be many firsts at the Youth Olympic Games (YOG), but none more so than in modern pentathlon, one of 26 Olympic sports to be contested at the inaugural Games next month.

Todd Renfree wins gold in Oceania.

All-round sportsman Todd Renfree is proof that hard work, dedicated training and a stroke of luck can pave the way to an Olympic Games.