Alistair Brownlee will now officially defend his Commonwealth Games title at the Gold Coast event in 2018. Alistair, who’s the main name of the English squad, was named on the English Triathlon squad and will be accompanied by his brother, Jonny.
Tom Bishop will also join the double Olympic champion in representing one of the strongest triathlon and Paratriathlon teams of the Commonwealth Games in the Australian city.
“It’s a great honor to be representing Team England. I have had the chance to compete at the Commonwealth Games once before. It’s a big deal for a niche sport like triathlon to compete in a global sporting competition like this,” Alistair Brownlee said.
“I am looking forward to getting out there on the start line. At the moment I am focusing on my training for the next few months to get myself in the best possible shape I can be in for the Games.”
“I have been lucky enough to race there before actually, at the same venue. I have some good and bad memories of that.
The women’s squad
As for the women’s team, it is comprised of Olympic bronze medalist Vicky Holland, Sophie Coldwell and Jess Learmonth. While Joe Townsend, Mark Conway, European champ Jade Jones-Hall and also Lizzie Tench are part of the Paratriathlon squad. These are the latest triathletes to become part of England’s squad at Gold Coast 2018.
“We’re extremely excited to be putting forward some of the world’s best triathletes. I look forward to the high level of competition the Commonwealth Games will bring next April,” England’s Chef de Mission for the Commonwealth Games, Sarah Winckless, said.
“It’s incredibly exciting to see Paratriathlon adding to the opportunities for athletes at these Games.”