With the 2012 Olympics now only a little more than six weeks away, Triathlon Canada announced on Tuesday the final three athletes who will compete for a medal in the sport in London.
The additions to the team are Kyle Jones, Brent McMahon and Kathy Tremblay. They join Simon Whitfield and Paula Findlay, who had been preselected for the team last fall.
Headlining that group will be Whitfield, the 37-year-old from Victoria who is going to his fourth Olympics after winning gold in the event in 2000 and silver in 2008.
McMahon, from Kelowna, competed at the 2004 Olympics and has won two medals at the Pan American Games while Jones, from Oakville, Ont., was an alternate for Canada at the Beijing Games.
The women’s team, meanwhile, will consist of Edmonton’s Findlay and Quebec City’s Kathy Tremblay, who was on the Beijing team.
Findlay, 23, is a rising star in the sport but has been battling a serious hip injury the past year that has limited her ability to compete in the lead up to the Games.
“It’s been difficult, but I am progressing,” Findlay said. “It’s not ideal not being able to race very much. I’m doing the best I can with the cards I’ve been dealt.”
The women’s event will take place on Aug. 4 and the men will follow three days later in London’s Hyde Park.