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Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Triathlon was introduced to the Commonwealth Games in 2002, the last time England hosted the Games. Despite not winning a Commonwealth triathlon medal until 2014, England are the most successful nation with eleven medals, including five golds. These wins include the first mixed relay in 2014 and both men's and women's PTWC victories when paratriathlon was introduced in 2018. Birmingham 2022 will provide English athletes with the chance to add to that tally on home soil with five golds on offer across two days of racing.

Meet the team

Team England have secured three men's and three women's places for triathlon, with a maximum of three men's and two women's places for PTVI paratriathlon. The athletes racing will be supported by staff and coaches as they train and prepare to compete on home soil, with these individuals having been selected to best help the team in their quest for gold. The selections have now been completed and you can find out more about the team below. 

Alex Yee

This will be Alex's first Commonwealth Games following gold and silver at Tokyo 2020.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Brockley
Year of Birth: 1998
Favourite discipline: run
Sporting hero: Eliud Kipchoge

Dave Ellis

A Tokyo 2020 Paralympian, Dave will head into Birmingham as world champion alongside guide Luke Pollard.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Derby
Year of Birth: 1986
Favourite discipline: run 
Sporting hero: Ian Thorpe

Luke Pollard (guide for Dave Ellis)

Luke has guided Dave for a number of years and raced with him in Tokyo and as the pair became world champions in November 2021

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Telford
Year of Birth: 1991
Favourite discipline: Bike - riding a tandem is great fun!
Sporting hero: My dad as he was a really good cyclist back in his hayday and I like to think I'm following his footsteps

Georgia Taylor-Brown

Georgia will be making her Commonwealth Games debut in  having won Olympic gold and silver in Tokyo.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Manchester
Year of Birth: 1994
Favourite discipline: to race, running; to train, cycling 
Sporting hero: All of the people that managed to fit in exercise after a long day at work! They inspire me and motivate 

 

Iain Dawson

Iain took third at the 2021 British Paratriathlon Championships before finishing 8th at World Triathlon Para Cup Alhandra later that year. Birmingham will be his first Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Norwich
Year of Birth: 1976
Favourite discipline: has to be cycling 
Sporting hero: It's a choice between Chris Boardman and Graeme Obree

Duncan Shea-Simonds (guide for Iain Dawson)

Duncan has guided Iain since 2018, winning the British Championships together that year.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Markfield
Year of Birth: 1972
Favourite discipline: Bike - It’s the section of the Paratriathlon where the dynamic of our partnership becomes most tangible
Sporting hero: Graeme Obree.  Followed his own path, repeatedly went against received opinion and became World Champion...twice

 

Katie Crowhurst

Katie moved to paratriathlon from para-swimming during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns and completed her A-Levels this summer.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Maidenhead
Year of Birth: 2004
Favourite discipline: the swim but I do really love the other two too!
Sporting hero: My sporting hero is Nadia Comămeci  

 

Jessica Fullagar (guide for Katie Crowhurst)

Jess will be guiding Katie in Birmingham with the pair recently teaming up ahead of the Games.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Leeds
Year of Birth: 2000
Favourite discipline: Bike
Sporting hero: Jessica Ennis-Hill and Non Stanford in triathlon

Oscar Kelly

Oscar will be competing with guide Charlie Harding on his Commonwealth debut having first raced internationally in 2021.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Loughborough
Year of Birth: 2001
Favourite discipline: Always changes, generally around where I'm making most progress
Sporting hero: There isn't a specific person I'd call my sporting hero

Charlie Harding (guide for Oscar Kelly)

An individual athlete on the Triathlon England pathway as well, Charlie has been guiding Oscar for the last couple of years.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Carlisle
Year of Birth: 2003
Favourite discipline: I enjoy the run the most. It can be really sociable if you want it to be but equally it can be peaceful. 
Sporting hero: Kristian Blumenfelt. I love his work ethic. He didn't win a medal for ages but he was driven and persistent and it paid off.

Sam Dickinson

Sam was selected as a reserve for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, and will be making his Commonwealth debut in Birmingham.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Leeds
Year of Birth: 1997
Favourite discipline: Running - great for improving my mental health, it helps you let go of daily issues and feel free
Sporting hero: Jonny Wilkinson

Sian Rainsley

Hailing from the West Midlands, Sian made her World Triathlon Championship Series debut in 2021 with Birmingham being her first Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Coventry
Year of Birth: 1997
Favourite discipline: Obviously we love all three! I do love running though, it’s such a feel good sport and you can explore anywhere easily!
Sporting hero: Dame Kelly Holmes. I remember watching her win two golds at the 2004 Olympics on TV and just thinking wow! I was fortunate to then be invited on a future stars running camp with her at 14, this made my year!

Sophie Coldwell

Sophie made her Commonwealth Games debut in 2018, with Birmingham marking her second appearance.

Commonwealth Games record: Gold Coast 2018 (6th place)
Home town: Keyworth
Year of Birth: 1995
Favourite discipline: Swim
Sporting hero: Dame Kelly Holmes

Dan Dixon

Born the year the Commonwealth Games were last hosted in England, Dan will be making his Games debut in Birmingham.

Commonwealth Games record: Debut
Home town: Ulgham
Year of Birth: 2002
Favourite discipline: Nye impossible to answer as I love them all, but I love to run
Sporting hero: Michael Jordan

You can find out more about the selection policy for athletes competing for Team England in triathlon and paratriathlon at Birmingham 2022 by clicking here.

Staff and Coaches

Jonny Riall

Team England Triathlon Team Leader

Kate Shone

Team England Triathlon Operational Manager

Bex Milnes

Team England Triathlon Head Coach

Rhys Davey

Team England Triathlon Head Coach

 

Mark Buckingham

Team England Coach

Scott Murray

Team England Coach

 

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