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.
After his sister Chloe made her Olympic debut in London in 2012, Max 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 in China.
Esposito claimed 17th in the individual event in Nanjing before finishing 12th as a part of the mixed-relay.
With growing confidence, experience and more hard training behind him, Esposito headed to Beijing in 2015 for the Asia/Oceania Championships where he defeated the best pentathletes in the region, winning the event and securing his position alongside Chloe on the Australian Team for the Rio 2016 Games
At the Rio Games, only 24 hours after Chloe had claimed an historic 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. He had a superb Laser-Run to finish seventh, the same place Chloe finished at her first Olympics.
Max’s coach and father Daniel competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. As well as his dual Olympian sister Chloe, their other sister Emily also represented Australia in Shooting at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
|Personal Motto||Go hard or go home!|
|Most Influential Person||My father, who is also my coach.|
|Why this sport?||Challenging me to be an all-round athlete|
|First Olympic memory||Ian Thorpe breaking records|
|If I could try another sport it would be||Volleyball|
|I would spend my last $10 on||Chocolate|
|5th||Polish National Open||Drzonkow, Poland||30 March 2018|
|10th||International "Memorial Zbigniew Majewski"||Drzonkow, Poland||10 December 2017|
- 7th Place – 2016 Rio Olympic Games
- Born in 1997 in Camden, NSW, Australia
- Lives in Sydney, Australia and Budapest, Hungary
- Coached by Daniel Esposito (2010-current)
- Represents NSW Modern Pentathlon, Sydney
- Trains in Budapest, Hungary and Sydney/Canberra
- Finishing seventh at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
- Winner 2015 Asia/Oceania Championships Olympic Qualification, Beijing, China
- Winner 2014 International Youth A Championships