Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Summer is off to a great start! Congrats to the Canada crew on making the Canadian Olympic Triathlon Team!
Vancouver (TC) – Two-time Olympian and 2000 gold medallist Simon Whitfield of Victoria will be joined in Beijing by first-time Olympians and fellow National Team Teck Cominco members Paul Tichelaar of Edmonton, and Colin Jenkins of Hamilton, Ont., for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Whitfield qualified for the team based on 2007 results of a top-8 finish at both a World Cup event and the World Championships, while Tichelaar and Jenkins were nominated to the team for submission to the Canadian Olympic Committee late Sunday night by Triathlon Canada’s selection committee.
“Our men’s team in Beijing will be among the strongest of any country,” said Triathlon Canada’s Executive Director Alan Trivett. “The addition of Jenkins and Tichelaar adds the opportunity to race as a team with Whitfield; however Tichelaar has been very consistent on the World Cup Circuit over the past year and is equally capable of producing a top result for Canada on his own.”
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