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Mislawchuk and Kretz highlight Commonwealth Games Team

Jessica Tuomela becomes first Canadian Paratriathlete to compete at Commonwealth Games

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

Two-time Olympians Amelie Kretz and Tyler Mislawchuk, who both finished 15th at the Olympics in Tokyo last year, will headline the Canadian team that will compete at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next month.

Amelie Kretz prepares for the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton

Joining Kretz on the women’s squad will be Emy Legault and Dominika Jamnicky, while Charles Paquet and Martin Sobey will complete the men’s squad.

“This will be my fifth multi-sport Games representing Canada, and my excitement level remains the same anytime I get a chance to represent my wonderful country,” said Mislawchuk. “The Commonwealth Games will be a great opportunity for myself, and the team, to execute under pressure on the given day. I’m excited to see how our squad stacks up against some of the best in the world!”

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Legault has had a banner year in 2022, including a 12th-place finish at last weekend’s World Triathlon Championship Series event in Montreal. Jamnicky will be competing in her second Commonwealth Games – she was 14th at the 2018 Games in Australia.

Photo: World Triathlon

Paquet was part of the silver medal squad from the Pan Am Games in 2019, while Sober is making his international multi-sport Games debut.

In addition to the individual sprint-distance race, Canada will field a team in the mixed relay. Last weekend Mislawchuk, Paquet, Legault and Jamnicky finished fifth at the World Championship relay event in Montreal.

Tuomela and Skaug compete in Paratriathlon race

Fifth at the Paralympics last summer, Jessica Tuomela will become the first Canadian Paratriathlete to compete at the Commonwealth Games. Tuomela was on the Canadian Para swim team at the Paralympics in 2000 (Sydney), where she won a silver medal, 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing). She’ll be competing in the visually impaired category with her new guide, Emma Skaug.

Canada’s Commonwealth Games medal winners

Four Canadians have won medals in triathlon at the Commonwealth Games. Simon Whitfield and Carol Montgomery won gold in 2002 (Manchester), Kristen Sweatband won silver in 2014 (Glasgow) and Joanna Brown took bronze in 2018 (Gold Coast, Australia).