Australian farmer, Neville Sayers, works anything up to thirteen hours a day on his five-hundred-acre farm at Lang Lang, in Gippsland, Victoria.
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Background: Australian farmer, Neville Sayers, works anything up to thirteen hours a day on his five-hundred-acre farm at Lang Lang, in Gippsland, Victoria. Time is important for him because he's one of Australia's competitors in the modern pentathlon events at the Olympic Games in Rome this month. He uses every spare minute for training.
For the cross-country event, Neville Sayers does all his distance work on the farm. Pistol shooting is one of the pentathlon events and Sayers is one of Australia's best marksmen. Using a point two-two calibre automatic pistol, he maintains the ability that won him the Australian Pistol Championship in 1958.
In the equestrian event, to ensure fair competition, riders are given strange horses 15-minutes before the start. Because of this Neville Sayers often borrows horses from neighbours and rides them over a 5-thousand metres obstacle course.
Twice a week he goes to Melbourne for training the two other pentathlon events, swimming and fencing. Two years ago he took part in the World Shooting Championships in Moscow. Now one of Australia's most versatile sportsmen, Neville Sayers prepares on his Victorian farm for the Rome Olympics