Modern Pentathlon Australia is pleased to announce the following athletes who have been selected to compete in the Oceania Championships, being held as part of the Asian Championships in China from November 11 – 21, 2019.
These Championships, held every year, are especially important this year as they serve as a direct Olympic qualifier with the first male and female Oceania athlete over the line, in the senior Individual events, earning themselves a quota position for Tokyo 2020.
2016 Olympic champion Chloe Esposito (NSW) and 2014 Youth Olympian Marina Carrier (NSW) will contest the female Individual and national champion Rhys Lanskey (QLD) the male Individual. Rio Olympian Max Esposito is unfortunately injured and will not be taking part.
The NZ Open in September will be the last chance for any other athletes to earn a place in the event.
National senior champion Tully Watt (VIC) and up and coming youth athlete Gen Janse van Rensburg (NSW) have been selected for the Youth (U19) girls Individual Tetrathlon (no riding) along with Rhys for the Youth boys Tetrathlon. It will be a busy week of competition for Rhys who will also compete in the Mixed Youth Relay with Tully.
Gen and Zara Temesi (NSW) have been selected for the girls youth relay, with Lachlan Nicholls (VIC) and Tom Langdon-Macmillan (QLD) to contest the boys youth relay.
Australia will also be well represented in the Laser Run events. Liu Yang (NSW) will contest the senior Laser Run. Zara and Grace Healey (VIC) the youth female, with Lachlan and Tom the youth male.
Congratulations to all these outstanding athletes, their coaches, support staff and families.
Modern Pentathlon Australia