EC boast best in modern pentathlon

2016-04-20 06:00
Athletes who represented the Eastern Cape at the SA Modern Pentathlon Championships held in Bloemfontein are, at the back from left, Gareth Vorster (Gold U/19), Kayla Ferreira, Ruan Le Roux (Gold U/13), Keegan van Heerden, Daniel Barreto, Rhys Poovan (Gold U/17) and Jessica Alberts. In the middle from left are Jason Archibald, Danny Baxter (Silver U/9), Paola Signorile, Bella Archibald (Bronze U/15), Keira van Heerden (Gold U/11). In front are Monique Ferreira, Sancha Poovan (Silver U/15) Tristan Marais (Silver U/11), Ludgen Le Roux (Bronze U/11), Alexander Serfontein (Gold U/9). Standing in front are Caitlyn Baxter (Gold U/9) and Anke Serfontein (Silver U/13).                                               Photo: SUPPLIED

Athletes who represented the Eastern Cape at the SA Modern Pentathlon Championships held in Bloemfontein are, at the back from left, Gareth Vorster (Gold U/19), Kayla Ferreira, Ruan Le Roux (Gold U/13), Keegan van Heerden, Daniel Barreto, Rhys Poovan (Gold U/17) and Jessica Alberts. In the middle from left are Jason Archibald, Danny Baxter (Silver U/9), Paola Signorile, Bella Archibald (Bronze U/15), Keira van Heerden (Gold U/11). In front are Monique Ferreira, Sancha Poovan (Silver U/15) Tristan Marais (Silver U/11), Ludgen Le Roux (Bronze U/11), Alexander Serfontein (Gold U/9). Standing in front are Caitlyn Baxter (Gold U/9) and Anke Serfontein (Silver U/13). Photo: SUPPLIED

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AT the recent SA Modern Pentathlon Championships held in Bloemfontein, 19 athletes represented the Eastern Cape.

Among the 19, twelve won medals and the Eastern Cape won the team trophy for the best team based on their collective results and also for the best overall average per athlete.

Gareth Vorster - Triathle and Biathle, Gold team medals

Rhys Poovan - Triathle

Keira van Heerden was chosen but got injured before the event and was forced to withdraw

Jayson Archibald - Biathle, Individual Silver Medalist, Team Gold Medalist

Ludgen le Roux - Biathle, Individual Bronze Medalist, Team Gold Medalist

Modern Pentathlon consists of fencing, swimming, a combined event of running and laser shooting and for the junior and senior group showjumping is included.

The Eastern Cape boasts two full pentathletes - Protea Jon-Paul Raper and Jessica Alberts, a Grade 12 learner from Woodridge and an SA 1 metre showjumping champion. The rest of the team competed in the Tetrathlon as they are all under 18 years old, meaning that show jumping is excluded.

The Biathle, Triathle, Tetrathlon and the Pentathlon are all part of the International Federation of the Modern Pentathlon - an Olympic sport. – REPORTER

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