London 2012 Olympics: Team GB triathletes’ last chance to register Games qualifying time in Madrid

May 25th, 201211:54 am @


In the absence of world champion Helen
, New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt is favourite to win, and
Britain’s Vicky Holland will want to build on her fifth place finish in San

The home crowd is likely to back Mario Mola, who beat Jonathan Brownlee to the
ITU junior world title in 2009. The Madrid-based triathlete is already
excited by the possibility of the Olympic Games coming to Madrid in 2020.

He said: “Racing at home puts pressure on you, but on the other hand it can
make you stronger to have all the people with you. It would be great to have
an Olympic Games at home in 2020.”

British Triathlon’s Olympic performance manager, Malcolm Brown, said: “Helen
Jenkins and Jonathan Brownlee had dominant winning performances in San
Diego, but we are no clearer in knowing who will be selected for the
remaining Olympic places. We will know that after this weekend.

“However, what we do know is that we have been successful in securing our
maximum possible number of slots with three men’s and three women’s places
available. This is something that we did not achieve in Beijing on the
women’s side, and having three athletes can only strengthen our team in
London this summer.

The Team GB triathlon squad will be announced in June following a selection
panel meeting to review performances during the Olympic qualification period
since January 2011.

The races will be shown live on the BBC Red Button from 16.40pm (BST) on
Saturday (women) and 12.50pmon Sunday (men).

British athletes – Men

Jonathan Brownlee
Will Clarke
Tim Don
Aaron Harris
Stuart Hayes
David McNamee

British athletes – Women

Liz Blatchford
Vicky Holland
Kerry Lang
Vanessa Raw
Jodie Stimpson
Abbie Thorrington

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