Triathlon Canada has announced that Andrew Yorke will take over from Quebec City’s Sarah-Anne Brault as the Athlete Director on its Board of Directors.
“I’m very excited to be joining Triathlon Canada’s Board of Directors. I understand from personal experience competing on Canada’s national and Olympic Teams that we have lacked a strong connection between athletes and the Board at Triathlon Canada,” said Yorke. “My ultimate goal is to help close the gap between the athlete community and leadership to create a more cohesive partnership that takes into account the challenges athletes face in an effort to properly support them in their pursuit of world class performances.”
Yorke, 32, retired from the sport after the 2016 Games in Rio, where he finished 42nd. In 2015 he finished seventh at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, and he was fourth at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
“Sarah-Anne did an incredible job of ensuring the Athlete Director has a say, and I look forward to building on that moving forward,” said Yorke. “My focus will start and end with the athletes. High-performance sport is challenging enough so my goal is to help create an environment that enables athletes to deliver optimal performances. I’ve experienced the ups and downs of this organization and I believe strong leadership, and stability, will be essential if we truly want to achieve our performance goals in 2024.”