Chloe Esposito

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Chloe Esposito
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1991-09-19) 19 September 1991 (age 22)
Camden, New South Wales
Residence Sydney, Australia
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in) (2012)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb) (2012)
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Modern pentathlon

Chloe Esposito (born 19 September 1991) is an Australian shooter and modern pentathlon competitor. She competed at the 2008 Youth Commonwealth Games in the 10 m air pistol. She has been selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the modern pentathlon.

Personal[edit]

Esposito was born on 19 September 1991 in Camden, New South Wales.[1][2][3] She is from and lives in the Sydney area.[1][2][4][5] She attended St Francis Xavier (NSW, Australia) before going to Mount St Joseph for high school.[1] She competed at the 2008 Youth Commonwealth Games in the 10 m air pistol.[1] In June 2012, she visited Palmerston District Primary School where she discussed the five sports of the modern pentathlon, swimming, running, shooting, fencing and horse riding, with students.[6]

Her father is Daniel Esposito, an Olympic competitor in the modern pentathlon at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[1][4][5][6] Her sister, Emily Esposito, represented Australia in pistol shooting at the 2010 Singapore Youth Olympics.[1]

Esposito is 166 centimetres (65 in) tall and weighs 55 kilograms (121 lb).[1][2]

Modern pentathlon[edit]

Esposito is a modern pentathlon competitor.[1][2] She tried to make the Australian modern pentathlon team for the 2008 Summer Olympics, the youngest Australian woman ever to try, by competing at the Oceania Championships.[1] At World Cup events early in 2012, she finished third and fifth overall.[1] In May 2012, she finished eighth at a Chinese hosted World Cup.[4]

Esposito was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the modern pentathlon.[4][5][6] She set a goal of trying to medal in the sport as Australia had not medalled in the sport going into the 2012 Games.[6] She will be twenty years old at the Olympics.[4][5] Going into the Games, she was ranked eleventh in the world,[3] improving from a rank of thirteen a month earlier.[3][4] She earned her Olympic spot after she finished as the top ranking competitor from Oceania in the 2012 Asia/Oceania Championship.[1]

Esposito finished 7th at the 2012 Summer Olympics,[7] making her the first Australian modern pentathlete to finish in the top 10 at the Olympics since 1964.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "London 2012 - Chloe Esposito". Australian Olympic Committee. 1991-09-19. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Chloe Esposito - Video, News, Results, Photos". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ a b c "Biographies". Pentathlon. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Main pentathlon medal chance factbox". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Pentathlete Fernon has Olympic answer". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  6. ^ a b c d Alyson Vardos (2012-06-30). "Smiles and cuddles as Olympian visits school". Canberra Times. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  7. ^ "Women's Modern Pentathlon". London 2012. 2012-08-12. Retrieved 2012-08-13.