Olympic bronze medallist Vicky Holland has been appointed as Elite Athlete Representative on the British Triathlon Board, a pivotal role acting on behalf of Britain’s elite athletes.
Holland will take up the role at the end of the Olympic Games in Tokyo and will be the link between the British Triathlon Board and the UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class programme. She will also work with key external stakeholders and take on positions on national and international forums.
Holland is a history-making athlete having secured Britain first female Olympic triathlon medal when she took bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
She was also crowned World Champion in 2018 with an outstanding performance throughout the World Series. In November 2020, she was also named on Team GB for her third Olympics in Tokyo this summer.
With over 15 years of competitive triathlon experience, Holland is replacing Olympic Helen Jenkins on the board who took up her position in January 2019.
The former Commonwealth Champion will also take up a position on the British Triathlon Athlete Commission to extend her role as a voice for all British Triathlon athletes.
On her new role, Holland said: “I’m really delighted to be appointed the athlete representative for the British Triathlon Board.
“After a long career in triathlon, l felt I wanted to take on this responsibility and I believe my wealth of experience in the sport and my passion for triathlon means I have a lot to offer the role.”
Bill James, Chair of British Triathlon, said: “We are pleased to welcome Vicky to the British Triathlon Board. She is an athlete that has achieved an incredible amount in her career, and I know that she will make a great contribution in this role.
“On behalf of everyone on the Board, I know we are all looking forward to working with her in the future.”
Mike Cavendish, British Triathlon Performance Director, said: “I want to congratulate Vicky on this new position. She is an athlete with over 15 years’ experience of everything an athlete goes through to be at their best. Her passion for the sport and drive to be the voice for British triathletes shone through her interview and I know that she will do an excellent job in this new role.
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