Canadians have done well in years past in the triathlon event at the Commonwealth Games – the sport was introduced to the Games in 2002 and that year Canadians Simon Whitfield and Carol Montgomery took gold. Since then Canada has claimed two more medals – silver for Kirsten Sweetland in 2014 and bronze for Joanna Brown in 2018.
Canada will have a full-contingent of racers competing in the men’s and women’s individual races tomorrow, which Canadians can watch live on CBC. The men’s race starts at 11:01 AM local time (6:01 EST), with the women’s race going at 2:31 PM local time (9:31 EST).
Canadian’s Tyler Mislawchuk, Charles Paquet and Martin Sobey will be competing in the men’s race, while Amelie Kretz, Emy Legault (pictured above) and Dominika Jamnicky will compete in the women’s race tomorrow afternoon.
You can find out more about the Canadian contingent and the favourites for tomorrow’s racing here. The men’s race is expected to feature a duel between Olympic silver medalist Alex Yee (Britain) and New Zealand bronze medalist Hayden Wilde, with Mislawchuk likely to be in the mix. The women’s race will feature an interesting competition between defending Commonwealth and Olympic Games champion Flora Duffy (BER) and Britain’s WTCS leader Georgia Taylor-Brown.
Stay tuned for more coverage from us here at Triathlon Magazine Canada, too – editor Kevin Mackinnon will be covering the Games.