Birmingham Commonwealth Games: Triathlon

  • 01/01/2022

Triathlon has been a fixture of the Commonwealth Games since Manchester 2002 and is now a compulsory sport on the programme.

Australia and England have dominated competition, although the individual golds went to South African Henri Schoeman and Flora Duffy of Bermuda four years ago at Gold Coast.

New Zealand has an outstanding history in the swim-cycle-run event, but has yet to claim victory.

Tokyo Olympic bronze medallist Hayden Wilde looms as the leading Kiwi hope at Birmingham, although the NZ team captured mixed relay bronze at Gold Coast four years ago and have a solid record in this relatively new event.

Andrea Hewitt in action at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Andrea Hewitt in action at the Rio Olympics. Photo credit: Photosport

Another feature of the selection is the return of veteran Andrea Hansen, who won bronze at Melbourne 2006 as Andrea Hewitt and was one of the most consistent performers on the world circuit for more than a decade.

NZ Team

Dylan McCullough (individual, mixed relay), Tayler Reid (individual, mixed relay), Hayden Wilde (individual, mixed relay)

Andrea Hansen (individual, mixed relay), Ainsley Thorpe (mixed relay), Nicole van der Kaay (individual, mixed relay)

NZ Medals

Silver (2) - Bevan Docherty (2006), Sam Warriner (2006)

Bronze (3) - Hamish Carter (2002), Andrea Hewitt (2006), Mixed relay (2018)