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Canadian Junior Triathletes of the Year

Desirae Ridenour and Pavlos Antoniades are named 2018 junior triathletes of the year

TMC and Triathlon Canada Junior Triathlete of the Year: Desirae Ridenour

Desirae Ridenour battling for position in Hamburg at the ITU Mixed Relay. Photo: Janos Schmidt/ITU

It’s been quite a year for 19-year-old Desirae Ridenour, who has been a regular on Canada’s Mixed Team Relay team and finished a solid 17th at the Commonwealth Games. During her lead up to the Commonwealth Games, she took the junior title in New Plymouth, New Zealand and heading into the summer took her first senior win at the Osaka-Castle Asian Cup event. Ridenour also qualified for the Super League Championship Series thanks to her runner-up finish at the Poznan qualifier.

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Her final appearance at the world junior championships Ridenour didn’t achieve her goal of a podium finish, but she did manage her third consecutive top-10 result with her eighth-place finish.  

TMC and Triathlon Canada Junior Triathlete of the Year: Pavlos Antoniades

Pavlos Antoiades during a bike interval. Photo: Antoine Desroches

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A bronze medal at the Brasilia CAMTRI Triathlon American Championship signalled that 18-year-old Pavlos Antoniades was on track for a big year. He proved that in style with by improving from 15th at the 2017 world junior championship to his eighth-place finish this year.