Team GB Completes Triathlon line up for Paris Olympics


Georgia Taylor-Brown, Kate Waugh and Sam Dickinson are the final Triathletes to be announced as representing Team GB to race in Paris at this summer’s Olympic Games.

They complete the squad, joining Beth Potter and Alex Yee, who were named at the end of 2023. 

Triathlon has three race days in the French capital, with the men’s individual race taking place on Tuesday 30 July, women’s individual race on Wednesday 31 July, and mixed team relay on Monday 5 August. 

Having suffered a puncture on the bike-leg three years ago, Taylor-Brown will compete in her second Olympic Games hoping to go one better than her individual silver medal. In Tokyo she then formed part of the quartet that won Team GB the first ever mixed relay gold as the format made its debut. 

Waugh will be lining up for her first Olympic Games when she takes to the course in Paris, and the Gateshead-born athlete has fond memories of the city having taken part in the test event there last summer. In the individual race, which was won by Potter, Waugh earned a seventh-place finish before taking silver alongside Potter and Yee in the mixed relay. 

Dickinson, who will also be making his Olympic debut in Paris, will compete alongside Yee in the men’s race having also represented Team England together at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. 

Originally from York, Dickinson still calls Yorkshire home and trains from the British Triathlon Performance Centre in Leeds.  

Mixed relay triathlon is one of the most exciting events at this summer’s Games. A fast-paced team version of the sport, where two men and two women from each nation line up to complete their own swim, bike, run consecutively. 

Highlighting gender equity, a central pillar of triathlon, this year’s mixed relay order will be reversed from Tokyo, where Team GB took gold, so that one of the female athletes will cross the finish line at the end of the race. 

That finish line will sit on Pont Alexandre III bridge, with the course taking in the River Seine, Grand Palais and Champs Elysees, whilst offering views across the city to the Eiffel Tower. 

Team GB is the most successful triathlon nation at the Olympic Games, racking up eight medals since the sport’s inclusion in the Games in 2000 with all eight being won in London, Rio and Tokyo. 

Tokyo saw three medals awarded to Team GB, with Taylor-Brown and Yee claiming silver ahead of the team gold. 

Team GB’s Chef de Misson, Mark England, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Georgia, Kate and Sam to be part of Team GB’s cohort of Paris 2024 Olympians. Triathlon in Paris will be one of the great spectacles of this Olympic Games, and it’s fantastic that once again we have got a hugely competitive squad of athletes taking to the water and the roads.” 

Speaking on the announcement of the squad, British Triathlon Performance Director and Team GB Triathlon Lead, Mike Cavendish, said:  

“It’s really exciting to be naming the full squad for the Olympics, for both British Triathlon and the athletes, particularly with the Games being so close to home and after the experience of a Covid Games in Tokyo.  

“Throughout the process, realistic potential for winning medals was at the fore, and it’s with this in mind we welcome Georgia, Kate and Sam to join the already announced Beth Potter and Alex Yee.  

“This was an incredibly hard selection process and one that I’m aware brings delight for some athletes but also disappointment for others. The Olympic Games is the pinnacle of our sport and I know just how much it will mean to the five who will compete in Paris this summer.”  

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