Top Brits competing for Rio 2016 test spots this weekend
The thorny question of which British athletes will be going to Rio 2016 takes one step closer to being answered at the ETU European Cup race in Antalya, Turkey this weekend, with 13 Home Nations athletes competing for six slots at the Rio test event in August.
Britain’s major international medal winners have already secured their slots at the Rio test event (1-2 August). Jodie Stimpson, Non Stanford, Helen Jenkins and Vicky Holland are set to compete in the women’s race, whilst Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee are set for the men’s event.
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This weekend’s races will decide who takes the two remaining women’s places and the four spaces that are open in the men’s race. The highest placed British female medal winner in Antalya will be automatically selected, and the second slot will be decided by a panel next week.
The men’s race is more open with four slots available. The top two medal winners can secure their places, and the remaining two slots will be selected by a panel.
British athletes racing at Antalya ETU Triathlon European Cup (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run):
– Hannah Drewett
– India Lee
– Emma Pallant
– Heather Sellars
– Lucy Smith
– Gordon Benson
– David Bishop
– Thomas Bishop
– Adam Bowden
– Mark Buckingham
– Matthew Sharp
– Grant Sheldon
– Philip Wolfe