Not sure we thought we’d ever see this – earlier this morning World Triathlon asked Air Canada to hurry up and get Great Britain’s Georgia Taylor-Brown’s suitcase to her. The top-ranked woman in the world right now, Taylor-Brown is in Montreal to compete at this weekend’s World Triathlon Sprint Championships – the racing starts tomorrow. The winner of the World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS) Yokohama, last year’s Olympic silver medalist (and part of the gold-medal British relay team) finished second a few weeks ago at WTCS Leeds, which was enough to maintain her position at the top of the World Triathlon Championship Series rankings.
Dear @AirCanada – our world no.1 Georgia Taylor-Brown is racing in Montreal tomorrow but her bag has been stuck at Heathrow since Sunday – please can you help her out? @BritTri @georgiatb pic.twitter.com/r6a293WcBD
— World Triathlon (@worldtriathlon) June 23, 2022
World Triathlon is the sport’s international governing body. Whoever posted the tweet today was considerably more diplomatic than Taylor-Brown was on her Instagram feed late last night:
Looks like World Triathlon’s request might get some action, though. Shortly after the post went up “Mary Ann” replied on behalf of the company.
Hello, we sincerely apologize for the delay of Ms. Taylor-Brown’s bag. Pls DM us the delayed baggage claim number (LHRAC12345), so we could better assist from here. /Mary Ann
— Air Canada (@AirCanada) June 23, 2022
We’ll be in Montreal to cover the world championships, and look forward to finding out if Taylor-Brown’s luggage gets there before her race.