Pentathlon Canada Fields Team of 7 Athletes for the 2018 Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru in November

Toronto, Ontario
October 18, 2018

Pentathlon Canada will field its largest Senior Team in recent years at the Pan American Modern Pentathlon Championships from November 27th to December 2nd 2018 in Lima, Peru.

Anchoring the team will be 3 seasoned International Competitors: 2015 Toronto Pan American Games Alumni & 2018 Pentathlon World Championships competitor Garnett Stevens (Rockland, Ontario) as well as Kelly Fitzsimmons (Toronto, Ontario) & Christopher Rudolph (Orangeville, Ontario) , both veterans of multiple NORCECA & Pan American Championships in recent years & who represented Canada at the 2018 Laser-Run World Championships in Dublin, Ireland recently. Shauna Biddulph (Calgary, Alberta) will compete in her first International competition since 2015.

They are joined by Robert Bonomo (Cantley, Quebec), Claire Samulak (Calgary, Alberta) and Joel Riker-Fox (Delacour, Alberta), all 3 be representing Canada Internationally for the first time in Peru.

The team will be coached by Pentathlon Canada National Team Coaches Jane Rusconi and Bob Noble. The athletes will compete in individual male and female divisions, as well as in the mixed relay & male and female relays.

Pentathlon Canada ‘s goal is to qualify up to 3 male and female spots for the Lima, Peru 2019 Pan American Games, an important milestone towards the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Pentathlon Canada governs the sport of modern pentathlon in Canada, supporting our provincial associations and national team athletes in building a supportive environment for our sport. Pentathletes compete in five sports – fencing, swimming, equestrian riding, and a laser-run – in a one-day competition. For more information visit our website at www.pentathloncanada.ca or contact media@pentathloncanada.ca

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