Canberra’s Chloe Bateup leads the Australian Junior Triathlon Team

Canberra’s Chloe Bateup is headlining a strong Australian junior triathlon team heading to Montreal for the Junior World Championships June 24-26.

The 2022 event will mark nearly three years since Australian juniors had the chance to compete at the World Championships and represent their nation, the last being the 2019 World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne, which saw Australian Lorcan Redmond win the silver medal.

The Australian juniors, who will join triathletes from around the world, will travel to the heart of Old Montreal in hopes of following in the footsteps of former junior world champions, including Australian Olympians Matt Hauser (2017) and Ashleigh Gentle (2010) .

Bateup and Brad Course from Gold Coast, who won their respective Oceania Triathlon Sprint Cup races at the Devonport Triathlon in February to secure automatic selection into the Australian team, will be joined by Peyton Craig (QLD), Liam Dixon (NSW), Tara Sosinsky (QLD) and Emma Olson-Keating (NSW). While Brayden Mercer (QLD), Toby Powers (QLD), Monty Dixon (NSW) and Paige Cranage (SA) have been named reserves to the squad.

Bateup was thrilled to have earned her spot on the world championship team in Devonport.

“It’s a big box checked and I’m really excited to go overseas this year and see how I do. Very keen to experience it without (real) expectations, but definitely keen to go,” Bateup said.

Racing 18 from Mudgeeraba, who is based out of the Triathlon Australia QLD Performance Center roster under head coach Dan Atkins, is thrilled with the opportunity to compete overseas.

“I had good form before the race (in Devonport) and I knew that first place was an automatic selection for the World Championships in Canada later in the year, so it will be great to make my debut in the Australian team, to shoot the green and the gold and hopefully see what I have in my first international race,” Course said.

Triathlon Australia National Talent Development Coach Brendan Sexton looks forward to the invaluable opportunity for Australian junior athletes to experience international racing, noting that the competition will be tough but our athletes have done extremely well. prepared.

“Competing in Montreal will be unlike anything these athletes have experienced before – which, knowing each of their respective desires to improve – is what they look forward to,” Sexton said.

“The 2022 Australian Junior Team will also be invited to a junior circuit after the World Championships, including a training camp in Besalu (Girona, Spain) and competing in the European Junior Cup Tiiszivjaros.

“It will be a first foray for some to live, train and race from an international base, but the junior team is well supported and can take the lead from our senior team, who will be just down the line. road to prepare for the Commonwealth Games and the Triathlon World Championship Series, which may well provide these athletes with the knowledge and knowledge to take the next step in their triathlon journey.

National Performance Director Justin Drew congratulates and welcomes the team athletes who will represent Australia in Montreal.

“It is with great pleasure that we announce the squad for the 2022 World Junior Championships team in Montreal. It is great to see this team come together and that finally in 2022 we can return to the World Junior Championships said Drew.

“Standing on the start line in Team Australia attire is certainly something we can be proud of, and I encourage the athletes to make sure they enjoy the moment in Montreal and enjoy experience to learn from.

“It’s also been a long time since we’ve been able to tour Europe, so we’re really looking forward to offering our young cohort the opportunity to be part of an overseas training environment and see how the international landscape in triathlon duties, which is really important for their development and preparation for senior careers.

“Congratulations to all the athletes, and I also want to thank the families and coaches for their support of the team.

Australia 2022 World Junior Championships squad

World Sprint and Relay Triathlon Championships
Montreal Canada
June 24 – 26, 2022

Junior men
Brad Course (QLD) (Dan Atkins, QLD Performance Center)
Peyton Craig (QLD) (Liam O’Neill, NSW Performance Centre)
Liam Dixon (New South Wales) (Mick Ferris Performance Coaching)
Reserves: Brayden Mercer (QLD), Toby Powers (QLD) (Drew Box) and Monty Dixon (NSW) (Mick Ferris Performance Coaching)

Junior Women
Chloe Bateup (ACT) (Danielle Stefano, Elotik Pro Triathlon)
Tara Sosinski (QLD) (Dan Atkins, Queensland Performance Centre)
Emma Olson-Keating (NSW) (Brett Cooper, Velocity Tri Squad)
Reserve: Paige Cranage (SA)

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