Rhys Lanskey

Rhys Lanskey made his international modern pentathlon debut at the Asia/Oceania Championships in the youth events in 2018. One year later and he was contesting the senior event to try and secure the Oceania spot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Lanskey’s breakthrough performance came at the 2019 Australian Championships when he won the senior title at just 17 and after only a few months of solid training after finishing high school. In the process he swam a personal best (at the time) of 2:06.59 for the swim and achieved the Laser-Run time (12:45) to qualify to contest the Asia/Oceania Championships for Olympic selection.

Lanskey is a strong swimmer and excellent rider, coming through Pony Club. He has several horses and a show jumping training arena on his family property in Brisbane. He trains with the Queensland Academy of Sport and while working hard on all events, he has been especially focused on his fencing where he has the least technical experience.

In 2019 he competed at the World Youth and World Junior Championships in the individual and mixed relay events to gain valuable international experience ahead of the senior Oceania Championships.

Recent Performances

58thYouth World ChampionshipsSofia, Bulgaria24 July 2019
11th - Mixed RelayYouth World ChampionshipsSofia, Bulgaria24 July 2019
15th - Mixed RelayJunior World ChampionshipsDrzonkow, Poland14 July 2019
61stJunior World ChampionshipsDrzonkow, Poland14 July 2019
1st2019 Australian Senior ChampionshipsBrisbane, Australia10 March 2019


  • Born 2001 in Brisbane, Australia 

  • Trains in Brisbane

  • International debut in 2018

Career Highlights

  • National Senior Champion – 2019

  • 15th World Youth Championships – Mixed Relay