At the first Modern Pentathlete World Cup event of the year, Esposito came in at seventh before she chose not the participate in the second World Cup event. 

However, the 27-year-old created history by winning Australia's first ever gold medal at the third meet of the year.

Previously her best World Cup results had been two bronze medals at Rio de Janeiro in 2012 and the 2015 World Cup final in Minsk.

As Esposito entered the last event, the Laser-Run, she was 39 seconds behind the leader, South Korean Kim Sun-woo, in seventh.

Kim was holding onto the lead until the final lap when Esposito and Anastasiya Prokopenko of Belarus hunted her down before she passed both competitors to take the victory by four seconds.

She continued her form into the World Cup Final to take the gold with her performance seeing her surge to second in the world rankings.

Hungarian Sarolta Kovacs, who is the 2016 World Champion, started the Laser-Run with a 13 second lead but Esposito gradually reduced the deficit and overtook her rival on the final visit to the shooting range.

By the end of the year, Esposito had the World No.1 rank next to her name.


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