Triathlete trio named on Australian Paralympic Team
Posted on July 19, 2021 by NSW Institute of Sport
NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holders will make up half of Australia’s Para-triathlon squad in Tokyo following an announcement from the Australian Paralympic Team on Monday.
Among the six-strong squad is reigning world and Commonwealth Games champion, Lauren Parker (PTWC), who will be joined by NSWIS teammates Nic Beveridge (PTWC) and Jonathan Goerlach with guide Dave Mainwaring (PTVI).
Both Goerlach and Beveridge return to the Paralympics after competing in Rio 2016, while 2019 world champion Parker makes her Paralympic debut as a medal favourite.
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Paralympics Australia Chief Executive Lynne Anderson thanked Triathlon Australia for their support.
“We know how challenging it’s been to prepare for these Games, which makes the achievement of the athletes, their coaches and the staff at Triathlon Australia all the more worthy of our admiration,” Anderson said.
“This squad will head to Tokyo with a fierce determination to establish Australia as a powerhouse in Para-triathlon and I’m backing them to accomplish exactly that.”