Charles Fernandez followed his father’s example in adventuring the quintet – Prensa Libre

Guatemalan pentathlon player Charles Fernandez performs a training session in the facilities of the Federation of Quinteams, District 15, as part of his preparation for various competitions. (PL newspaper photo).

His inspiration came from watching his father compete, who in the late 1980s was a pioneer in pentathlon in the country, even competing in the World Cup Finals.

Charles was 14 years old when he entered the sport, and since then he has participated in the events of the Olympics and world championships like Guatemala in countries such as Canada, Colombia, Egypt, Hungary and others.

He made his debut in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 2019 was a difficult year for the pentathlete, he even thought about retiring, but thanks to the family’s support, he was able to recover and was crowned with the Panorama title twice. An American champion by podium at the 2019 Lima Fair, the time and place where he got his ticket to the Tokyo matches.


Gold medalist at the 2015 Pan American Games Toronto and Lima 2019 and, in the latter, he also won the bronze medal in the mixed relay.

Singles and mixed relay champions at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla.

In the World Cup, he was a champion in: Cairo, Egypt. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Budapest, Hungary and also at the Pan American Cup and the South American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina – all in 2016 -.

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First place in the UIPM World Junior Championships in Egypt (2016).

The athlete will compete in his second Olympic match.

  • Sports: modern pentathlon.
  • Test: individual.
  • Born: December 28, 1995.
Charles Fernandez during his participation in the Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro. (Free press photo).

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