Triathlon: Great expectations
Pressure? Accountability? Bring it on
Gary Kingston, Vancouver Sun
Published: Thursday, July 03, 2008
When the excrement hit the spokes during the contretemps that surrounded the selection of Canada's men's Olympic team during the world triathlon championships in Vancouver in early June, Simon Whitfield was caught in the splash.
The 2000 Olympic champion from Victoria was seen to have been a key player in Triathlon Canada having set tough qualifying standards. Only Whitfield met the standard, meaning the federation's high-performance committee wound up selecting the other two men, adding Paul Tichelaar of Edmonton and, in the most controversial move, Whitfield's training partner, Colin Jenkins, over stronger overall athletes Brent McMahon and Kyle Jones.
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