It was just two months ago that the 2016 Olympic gold medalist Chloe Esposito was preparing for the 2019 UIPM World Championships. Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platform for Olympic Tickets. Olympic Modern Pentathlon fans can book Olympic Modern Pentathlon tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.
However, she now won’t be able to compete. In an inspiring, honest and open post on Instagram, the 27-year-old let her followers know that she had hamstring surgery.
“I’ve been hesitant to post about my hamstring operation, letting you all know what’s been going on,” she wrote. I was so embarrassed to know what everyone would think and have anyone doubt my comeback…especially after having a killer season last year.”
Esposito had a fantastic 2018, winning two World Cup golds, Australia’s first gold medal in this event, and was the no.1 ranked female pentathlete. Last year also saw her make a return to modern pentathlon after a year off to focus on herself outside of the sport and spend time with family. It’s not the first injury she has suffered ahead of an Olympic Games.
TIn 2016, Esposito suffered from an Achilles tendon injury before creating Australian Olympic history by winning the modern pentathlon and setting a new Olympic record in Rio de Janeiro. After having that experience she vowed to come back and compete on the world stage once again.
“If I can come back 4 months out from Rio, I can come back 6 months out from Tokyo Olympic qualification, Esposito wrote. I will be back.”