Canadian Olympic Team Announced
Posted Jun. 17, 2008
June 15, 2008 - Triathlon Canada announced its Olympic team last week after the country was one of just five to secure a full men’s and women’s teams. The men’s team is led by two-time Olympian and 2000 gold medalist Simon Whitfield. He will be joined in Beijing by first-time Olympians Paul Tichelaar and Colin Jenkins for the 2008 Olympic Games. On the women’s side, Carolyn Murray and Kathy Tremblay were selected to join previously qualified Lauren Groves.
Congratulations to all the Canadian athletes who played a role in Canada being one of only five countries to field full mens and womens team for the Beijing Olympics. In addition to the 6 team members, credit also goes out to Kyle Jones from Oakville Ontario, who is the mens team alternate, Brent McMahon from Victoria, 2004 Olympian, and Kirsten Sweetland, from Victoria, the womens team alternate. All of their racing around the world helped us qualify a full team, which is a great accomplishment for Canada.