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Australia Just Won Gold In The Most Challenging AF Event At Rio

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Australia Just Won Gold In The Most Challenging AF Event At Rio

Aussie Chloe Esposito has won gold at Rio in an event few Australians have even heard of.

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Esposito began the final event in seventh place. She finished in 12 minutes, 10.19 seconds to end with1,372 points, a new Olympic record.

Pentathlon has been an Olympic sport since the games began in 708 BC: the ancient variety featured wrestling, discus, javelin, long jump and the stadion – a sprint of 180m.

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So basically the ancient events were mostly what we now call athletics – except the athletes competed NAKED.

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1. Today 24-year-old Chloe Esposito grabbed her surprise gold after bossing the run! 🇦🇺 🙌

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2. 2016’s modern pentathlon featured a combined running + shooting event, with competitors running four 800m laps, with laser shooting at targets before each lap.

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3. The other challenging AF “modern” events are fencing…

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4. 200m freestyle swimming….

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