Athlete Announcement 2023 – Elite Triathletes

Athlete Announcement 2023 – Elite Triathletes — OTE Sports

Georgia Taylor-Brown

Georgia Taylor-Brown has been OTE fuelled since 2018. She first showed her talent for multisport in 2012, winning the Junior World Duathlon Championships in Nancy. The British star then burst onto the Elite triathlon circuit in 2017, when she won the Madrid World Cup by almost a minute after an incredible 10km run, scored U23 gold at the European Championships and finished fourth in the U23 World Championships at the Rotterdam Grand Final.

Now a regular in the Great Britain World Triathlon Series squad, in 2018 Taylor-Brown earned her first podium at the top level at WTS Leeds behind teammate Vicky Holland and then took bronze in Montreal and again in Edmonton, helping her to third place in the overall 2018 WTS rankings in her debut full year.

In 2019, Georgia was able to repeat that result after scoring top 10 finishes in every race including a brilliant hometown win in Leeds. Then, in a pandemic-affected 2020, was crowned World Champion at the one-off event in Hamburg.

Recovering from an injury just in time to race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Georgia scooped a brilliant individual silver despite getting a flat tyre on the final lap of the bike, as well as being a part of the Mixed Relay Olympic gold medal winning team, as the format made its Games debut.

Since Tokyo, in 2021, Georgia has continued her success, claiming an individual silver medal at the commonwealth games in Birmingham, along with a Gold in the mixed team relay. She has also been top of the podium at 3 World triathlon series events as well as a two 2nd place finishes, which means she   ranked 1st in the world Triathlon Series for 2022 with only two races left. A second place finish behind Flora Duffy in the final race meant Georgia finished 2nd in the series overall in 2022.  Also we must mention her success in the Superleague Triathlon format, this shorter, faster style of racing has suited Georgia as she was crowned overall champion in 2021 and fought hard in the 2022 series to defend her title.

Career Highlights:

  • Individual silver medallist 2021 Olympics (Tokyo)
  • Olympic Gold mixed team relay 2021 (Tokyo)
  • Silver individual Commonwealth Games 2022 (Birmingham)
  • Gold Mixed team relay Commonwealth games 2022 (Birmingham)
  • World Triathlon Champion 2020 (Hamburg)
  • Winner World triathlon Series event 2019 (Leeds)
Athlete Announcement 2023 – Elite Triathletes — OTE Sports

Beth Potter

Beth is a European champion and Commonwealth bronze medallist in triathlon, who has also represented Great Britain in athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Scotland at three Commonwealth Games including in both triathlon and athletics in 2018. Since first making the transition to triathlon in 2017, at first alongside athletics, the Leeds-based athlete has a number of victories to her name including becoming European champion in 2019, along with wins at World Triathlon Cup events.

After the Olympics, Beth decided to pursue triathlon, a chance meeting with Jonny and Alistair Brownlee convincing her to give swim, bike, run a go. Less than a year later and Beth was on the top step of a triathlon podium at the 2017 Funchal ETU Sprint Triathlon Cup, before making history in 2018 by becoming the first Scottish athlete to compete across two sports at the same Commonwealth Games.

Beth made headlines worldwide in April 2021, running an unofficial world-record beating 5km time of 00:14:41 at a road event, just a week after victory in the Super League Triathlon Arena Games London. The rest of 2021 saw more success follow for Beth with two seventh place finishes in the World Triathlon Championship Series, including in Leeds, and back-to-back victories in World Triathlon Cup events in South Korea.

Beth continued her form in 2022, starting the year by becoming the first ever e-sport triathlon world champion after overall victory in the Arena Games Triathlon Series. The medals continued through the summer when Potter claimed her first World Triathlon Championship Series medal with bronze in Montreal before returning to the podium in both Hamburg (silver) and Bermuda (bronze).

Career Highlights:

  • 3rd Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022
  • 2nd World Triathlon Series Hamburg 2022
  • 2nd World Triathlon Series Montreal 2022
  • 3rd World Triathlon Series Bermuda 2022
  • Triathlon E-Sports World Champion 2022
Athlete Announcement 2023 – Elite Triathletes — OTE Sports

Jonathan Brownlee

Jonny Brownlee is a three-time Olympic medallist, who began his career as the 2006 and 2007 British Youth Champion in both triathlon and duathlon. In 2008, he won bronze at the ETU European Junior Triathlon Championships and ITU World Junior Championships and placed 17th at his world Series debut event in Kitzbühel.

At the London 2012 Olympic games, despite suffering a 15-second penalty, Jonathan took the bronze medal, his brother Alistair taking the gold. That same year, he was crowned World Triathlon Champion after hitting the podium in every race. Two years later he was part of the GB Mixed Relay team that won Commonwealth Games gold, alongside Alistair, Vicky Holland, and Jodie Stimpson.

In 2015, Jonny won both World Triathlon series races in the Gold Coast and Auckland, following up with a successful 2016 that saw a brilliant second place at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games and going on to win the World Triathlon series event in Edmonton, finishing second in the overall rankings behind Mario Mola from Spain.

2017 brought a gold medal at the ITU World Triathlon Stockholm and five top-5 WTS finishes in all, resulting in a sixth-place ranking at the end of the season. in 2018 Jonathan Brownlee claimed four top-10 finishes and silver in the Lausanne World Cup, finishing 11th in the overall rankings by the end of the year. In 2019, Jonny won the gold medal at WTCS Edmonton, and confirmed his place on the GB team for Tokyo 2020.

It was at the postponed Tokyo Games that Brownlee finally added Olympic gold to his collection, producing the fastest split time at the mixed team relay, helping GB to the first ever Olympic mixed team relay title, just days after finishing fifth in the individual race.  After a bike crash at the 2022 Leeds WTCS, where he sustained a broken elbow, it saw him miss the Birmingham commonwealth games and the next few WTCS races. However, he has come back with force as he finished 2nd at the Cagliari WTCS race behind fellow brit Alex Yee, as well as putting in strong performance at the final Superleague Triathlon event in Neom so finish 3rd in the overall standings.

Career Highlights:

  • Tokyo 2020 (2021) Mixed Team Relay Olympic Champion
  • Rio 2016 Individual Olympic silver
  • 3rd London 2012 Individual Olympic
  • 2012 World Triathlon Champion
Athlete Announcement 2023 – Elite Triathletes — OTE Sports

Olivia Mathias

Olivia has achieved a lot for such a young athlete, with several top-five finishes in U23 ITU World Championship Grand Finals (2016, 2018, 2019). She has also taken gold at the 2019 Olsztyn ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup as well as a number of Junior ETU European cup gold medals (2014, 2015, 2016).

Originally from near Newark in Nottinghamshire, Olivia now trains in the Loughborough Performance Centre and was added to the World Class performance squad from the 2018 season having achieved some impressive junior results in 2017, including sixth at the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam. In 2018 she stepped up to U23 level, and the longer, Olympic distance racing seems to suit her.

Olivia had a consistent 2019 with a series of top ten finishes, including victory at the Olsztyn ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup as well as two silver medals in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final at Lausanne in U23 Women and the Mixed U23-Junior Relay.

AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Leeds was Olivia’s first WTCS event, finishing 25th in a competitive field. Medals followed at the Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships in Kitzbühel, Austria. Olivia claimed silver in the women’s U23 race, fifth overall, before being part of the British team who claimed mixed relay gold.

Most recently Olivia has competed at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth games, representing Wales, where she finished in a very impressive 7th place individually and part of the silver medal winning team, in the mixed team relay. So much more to come from this talented young athlete.

Career highlights:

  • 2nd 2022 Commonwealth mixed team relay (representing Wales)
  • 1st European Triathlon cup Kitzbuhel 2022
  • 12th WTCS Hamburg 2021
  • 3rd U23 World Triathlon championship
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Sam Dickinson

Sam has competed in triathlon since a very young age, coming through the junior and U23 rankings with great success being a part of many international teams and claiming an array of medals along the way. Sam has been a member of the Great British World Class Program for Triathlon since 2016 after showing himself as being one of GB’s rising talents after winning a silver medal at the European Junior Championships, Relay Gold and Placing 8th at Junior Worlds that year.  Since then, he has been based in Leeds studying at Leeds university and training as part of the Leeds Triathlon Centre. His success at the top level continued once moving to Leeds as he claimed a silver medal at the U23 World Champs in 2018 and won his first Senior World Cup a year later in 2019.

In 2021 Sam was invited to be the travelling reserve for the Tokyo Olympic Games, a Major Games feeling he admits he will never forget. This year he was given the opportunity to race in the Mixed Relay World Champs and secure GB a spot at the Paris Olympics for 2024, before going on to win Hamburg WTCS Mixed Relay. He says his most memorable highlight was to help Team mate Alex Yee to secure England’s  first Gold Medal of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, then a few days later securing the gold medal in the Mixed Relay event.

Now his attention and efforts have shifted from the Relays and team efforts at the Commonwealth Games to individual success, in the hunt for securing a slot on the Paris 2024 start line.

Career Highlights:

  • 1st Commonwealth Games Mixed Team Relay 2022
  • 3rd World Triathlon Cup Tongyeong 2022
  • 1st Mixed team relay, World Triathlon Series Hamburg, 2022
  • 1st World Triathlon Cup Karlovy Vary 2019
  • 2nd World U23 Triathlon Champs 2019
  • U23 European Aquathlon Champion 2018
Athlete Announcement 2023 – Elite Triathletes — OTE Sports

Jessica Fullagar

Jess grew up in beautiful Annecy, where she competed for the French national team at the Youth and Junior level. She achieved great success, claiming European and National medals, however her stand out performances were winning Malmo Elite European Cup 2019 and coming 3rd at the World Junior Championships in 2019.

In 2018 she came to study at The University of Leeds, training as part of the Leeds Triathlon Performance Squad. Jess admits once coming to Leeds she fell in love with the city and hasn’t looked back since. After battling with injuries and personal struggles in 2020, she made the decision to take a break from the sport to reset, making the comeback for 2021.

Unfortunately at the end of 2021 Jess sustained a foot injury which required surgery to correct, meaning she was off the racing scene for some time. However, with the support of Leeds Triathlon Centre she came back fighting fit, as well as making the transition to race for her home nation of Great Britain.  Jess went from strength to strength in 2022 and started her racing year off in a different role as a guide for para-athlete Katie Crowhurst. The pairing had great success in 2022 which included them claiming gold at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Jess also raced individually in 2022 where she won the British Triathlon championships in Sunderland, that qualified her to represent Great Britain at the World U23 triathlon championships in Abu Dhabi, her first GB suit of many!  Jess has immense potential, and we can’t wait to go on this journey with her.

Career highlights:

  • 1st Guiding at Para triathlon commonwealth games Birmingham 2022
  • 3rd Junior World Triathlon champs 2019
  • 1st Malmo European Cup 2019
  • 3rd Junior European Triathlon champs 2018
  • 3rd Junior European Triathlon champs 2017