British Triathlon announce World Class Performance Programme for 2019
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British Triathlon announce World Class Performance Programme for 2019

13 December 2018 / 20:42

Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have retained their places on British Triathlon's 2019 World Class Performance Programme despite suffering injury hit seasons.

Double Olympic champion, Alistair, and his Olympic silver and bronze medal winning brother, Jonny, both missed out on medals at the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships this year.

The only shake up to the Olympic squad sees European U23 champion Georgia Taylor-Brown join the programme after the 24-year-old pulled off encouraging finishes at the ITU World Triathlon tour.

The Manchester-born athlete finished third in both Edmonton and Montreal during the summer after claiming the ITU Triathlon Junior World silver medal as a youngster.

With the Olympic testing event in Tokyo and the World Championships both taking place in August 2019, British Triathlon Performance Director Mike Cavendish says he is buoyed by the progress of his athletes.

“Seeing so many athletes step up to Podium level is really encouraging as we move closer towards Tokyo,” he said.

“They can only move to that level by demonstrating medal-winning ability in international competition and it’s fantastic that we are seeing such positive results 18 months out from the Games.

“We are well into the Olympic and Paralympic qualification period now and gaining qualification slots for Tokyo is our focus for 2019 in the individual and Mixed Relay events.

“Thanks to lottery players across the country and to UK Sport, athletes are being supporting by an experienced team of coaches and practitioners and have access to some of the best triathlon training facilities in the world.”

Olympic Podium Squad:

Alistair Brownlee, 30, from Leeds, trains Leeds

Jonny Brownlee, 28, from Leeds, trains Leeds

Vicky Holland, 32, from Gloucester, trains Bath

Helen Jenkins, 34, from Bridgend, South Wales, trains Bridgend, South Wales

Jess Learmonth, 30, from Leeds, trains Leeds

Non Stanford, 29, from Swansea, training base TBC

Jodie Stimpson, 29, from Oldbury, trains Loughborough

Georgia Taylor-Brown, 24, from Manchester, trains Leeds

Olympic Podium Potential Squad:

Marc Austin, 24, from Glasgow, trains Glasgow

Gordon Benson, 24, from Leeds, trains Leeds

Tom Bishop, 27, from Derby, trains Leeds

Sam Dickinson, 21, from York, trains Leeds

Ben Dijkstra, 20, from Loughborough, trains Loughborough

Grant Sheldon, 24, from Hamilton, trains Stirling

Alex Yee, 20, from London, trains Leeds

Sophie Coldwell, 23, from Nottingham, trains Loughborough

India Lee, 30, from Winchester, trains Bath

Olivia Mathias, 20, from Newark, Nottinghamshire, trains Loughborough

Sian Rainsley, 21, from Coventry, trains Leeds

Kate Waugh, 19, from Gateshead, trains Leeds

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