In the late 1960's, CFR Timisoara emerged as Romania's best modern pentathlon team. Lead by coach/athlete Baneth Peter Ivan, 

the team consisted of mostly former ILSA swimmers, such as Rolik Francisc, his youngest brother Gyuri, and Alfred Braunecker. 

The migration of swimmers to modern pentathlon started in the late 1960's, triggered by Baneth's success at the national level. 

CFR's national dominance ended in the mid 1970's with Rolik Gyuri's untimely passing and the defection of Baneth Peter and Rolik Francisc.


Many thanks to Alma Baneth, the source of the following German language articles.



Fünfkämpfer peilen Meistertitel an 

Temesvarer Fünfkampf-Asse

Johann Banet auf dem Podium (note incorrect name spelling)

Baneth und sein Meisterquartett

Franz Rolik schaffte Meisternorm                     

2413 Punkte für Georg Rolik

Peter Baneth Europameister (2003)  NEW

Baneth Meisterschutze (2003)  NEW

Baneth in Ungarn (2003)  NEW