Gold medallist Chloe Esposito speaks on faith, sport and commitment

Monday 22 August 2016

Media and Communications Office

FATHER Paul Newton, administrator of Ivanhoe parish in Melbourne, had the opportunity four years ago, just prior to the London Olympic Games, to interview young Catholic sportswoman Chloe Esposito, who was heading to London soon afterwards to compete in the women’s pentathlon event at the London Olympics.

History reveals that Chloe placed seventh in 2012.

In 2016, however, Chloe Esposito became Australia’s first ever medallist in modern pentathlon, taking home the gold medal.

In this fascinating interview with Father Paul Newton, recorded in 2012, she talks openly about the challenges, the disappointments, the disciplines, the focus needed to compete in an event as gruelling and demanding as the pentathlon.

In light of her international triumph four years later, this interview makes for compelling viewing.

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