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.
|58th||Youth World Championships||Sofia, Bulgaria||24 July 2019|
|11th - Mixed Relay||Youth World Championships||Sofia, Bulgaria||24 July 2019|
|15th - Mixed Relay||Junior World Championships||Drzonkow, Poland||14 July 2019|
|61st||Junior World Championships||Drzonkow, Poland||14 July 2019|
|1st||2019 Australian Senior Championships||Brisbane, Australia||10 March 2019|
Born 2001 in Brisbane, Australia
Trains in Brisbane
International debut in 2018
National Senior Champion – 2019
15th World Youth Championships – Mixed Relay