Aquathlon Duo Selected for Team GB in First Ever World Beach Games


Chloe Pollard and Hannah Kitchen have been selected by Team GB for the Inaugural World Beach Games from October 12th – 16th in Doha, Qatar.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has today announced the names of the 21 athletes that will represent Great Britain and amongst these names are the talented aquathletes Chloe Pollard and Hannah Kitchen who have been selected to compete at their first ever multi-sport Games.

The Games will feature 97 countries, with all five continents represented in events at the Katara and Al Gharafa venues and will therefore offer invaluable experience for athletes looking ahead to Tokyo 2020.

Farnham-based Hannah Kitchen has been selected for the Games after several top-five finishes in previous aquathlon performances, including a silver medal at the ITU World Championships at Fyn last year.

With regards to her selection, Kitchen said: “I am delighted to have made the team for the inaugural World Beach Games and to get the opportunity to represent Team GB on the world stage. It’s going to be my first Games experience and I can’t wait!”

Chloe Pollard (Eastbourne) achieved an U23 silver at the World Championship event in Denmark and has continued to prove herself with consistent performances in the Elite Women category, finishing 10th in her most recent aquathlon outing in Ibiza.

The Team GB delegation will be led by Caitlin McClatchey. The three-time Olympic swimmer, said: “The inaugural World Beach Games is a fantastic opportunity for athletes to get their first taste of competing for Team GB at a multi-sport Games.”

The first ever World Beach Games will be taking place from October 12th – 16th 2019.

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