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AUSTRALIA

Australia has hosted the Summer Olympic games twice. In 1956 in Melbourne and in 2000 in Sydney Australia finished 3rd and 4th in the respective medal counts. In the Summer Olympics since 2000, Australia has placed 4th, 4th, 6th and 10th respectively. Given Australia has a population of only around 20 million people (ranked 53rd in the world) this fact is frequently cited as noteworthy by the mainstream Australia media due to a strong sporting culture. Other observers have suggested this may also be a result of the generous funding the Australian Government has invested into elite sports development with the specific intention of improving performance at the Olympic games. Prior to Montreal, there was no government funding, however.

A Little History

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. Neighbouring countries include Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.

For about 50,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians, who spoke languages grouped into roughly 250 language groups. After the European discovery of the continent by Dutch explorers in 1606, Australia's eastern half was claimed by Great Britain in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales from 26 January 1788. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades; the continent was explored and an additional five self-governing crown colonies were established. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Since federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states and several territories. The population of 24 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated in the eastern states and on the coast.

Australia is a developed country and one of the wealthiest in the world, with the world's 12th-largest economy. In 2014 Australia had the world's fifth-highest per capita income. Australia's military expenditure is the world's 13th-largest. With the second-highest human development index globally, Australia ranks highly in many international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and the protection of civil liberties and political rights. Australia is a member of the United Nations, G20, Commonwealth of Nations, ANZUS, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and the Pacific Islands Forum.


Australian Olympic Triathlon Team

Here are the confirmed Australian triathletes to participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.

Aaron Royle Triathlete

Aaron Royle was born on January 26, 1990 in Edgeworth, New South Wales, Australia. He was the 2012 Under-23 World Champion, and is widely tipped to be among those in contention for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

WTS Ranking: 19
WTS Starts: 29
Age: 26
Residence: Australia
Height: 180.5 m
Hobbies: Travel, Movies
Other Sports: MTB
WTS Podiums: 3

View full results history of Aaron Royle Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Emma Moffatt Triathlete

Emma Moffat was born on September 7, 1984 in the town of Moree in New South Wales, Australia. She won the 2009 and 2010 World Triathlon Championships and was an Olympic bronze medalist at Beijin in 2008.

WTS Ranking: 9
WTS Starts: 43
Age: 31
Residence: Biggera Waters
Height: 1.71 m
Hobbies: Beach, Shopping
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 16

View full results history of Emma Moffatt Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Ryan Bailie Triathlete

Ryan Bailie was born on July 15, 1990 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has represented Australia since 2011. Since then, he has competed in the ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup, the ITU Triathlon European Cup and the ITU Triathlon World Cup.

WTS Ranking: 6
WTS Starts: 27
Age: 25
Residence: Australia
Height: 1.76 m
Hobbies: Surfing
Other Sports: Surfing
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Ryan Bailie Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Erin Densham Triathlete

Erin Densham was born on May 3, 1985 in Camden, New South Wales, Australia. Winning the Triathlon Australia Emerging Athlete of the Year in 2007, she won the bronze medal at London, and will be looking to impress again at Rio in her third Olympic bid.

WTS Ranking: 66
WTS Starts: 25
Age: 31
Residence: Melbourne AUS
Height: 1.65 m
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: BMX
WTS Podiums: 3

View full results history of Erin Densham Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Ryan Fisher Triathlete

Ryan Fisher was born on April 5th, 1991 in Auchenflower, QLD, Australia. He's set to make his Olympic debut in the men’s triathlon after an explosive start on the 2016 season.

WTS Ranking: 13
WTS Starts: 15
Age: 25
Residence: Australia
Height: 1.73 m
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: Kayaking
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Ryan Fisher Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Ashleigh Gentle Triathlete

Ashleigh Gentle was born on February 25, 1991 in South Brisbane, Australia. After winning a silver medal at the Yokohama World Championship, she will make her Olympic debut.

WTS Ranking: 5
WTS Starts: 26
Age: 25
Residence: Australia
Height: 1.71 m
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 3

View full results history of Ashleigh Gentle Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.


Australian Paralympic Triathlon Team

Here are the confirmed Australian paratriathletes to participate at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.

Nic Beveridge Paratriathlete

Nic Beveridge was born on July 14, 1987 in Edgeworth, Mackay, Queensland, Australia. Nic competes in a triathlon by swimming with his upper body, riding with a recumbent handcycle and completing the run stage with a racing wheelchair. The PT1 class Nic competes in permits athletes to utilise a handler to assist with transitions.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 30
Residence: Australia
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Nic Beveridge Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Claire Mclean Paratriathlete

Claire Mclean was born on July 4, 1973 in the town of Moree in Cottesloe, Western Australia. She has been selected to represent Australia at Rio Paralympics when paratriathlon makes its debut at the Paralympics. Claire won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games in the Bicycle Time Trial LC1-4/CP 3/4 event.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 43
Residence: Australia
Hobbies: Walking Dogs
Other Sports: Cycling
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Claire Mclean Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Bill Chaffey          Paratriathlete

Bill Chaffey was born on October 9, 1975 in Tamworth, Australia. Bill became a paraplegic when, as a non-disabled triathlete training for an Ironman Triathlon, he was hit by a truck while on his bicycle. He won his fifth world championship in 2015, and has been selected to represent Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics when paratriathlon makes its debut at the Paralympics.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 40
Residence: Australia
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Bill Chaffey Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Kate Doughty Paratriathlete

Kate Doughty was born on August 13, 1983 in Elwood, VIC, Australia. Kate was born without her right hand, and even she began riding horses at the age of six, she later won a bronze medal at the 2015 World Triathlon Grand Final. She has been selected to represent Australia with great proud at the 2016 Rio Paralympics when paratriathlon makes its debut at the Paralympics.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 33
Residence: Australia
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Kate Doughty Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Brant Garvey Paratriathlete

Brant Garvey was born on January 9, 1985 in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Brant is a congential above the knee amputee. His sister was diagnosed with three types of cancer at the age of fourteen and this has inspired Garvey to accept sporting challenges. He lives in Perth, Western Australia, and he is the founder of noXcuses organization.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 31
Residence: Australia
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Brant Garvey Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Katie Kelly Paratriathlete

Katie Kelly was born on February 6, 1975 in Casino, New South Wales, Australia. She has a degenerative disease known as Usher syndrome, meaning she is deaf and blind. Kelly began competing in the PT5 paratriathlon classification in February 2015 when her condition deteriorated to a legally blind state. Kelly has just 30 per cent of her vision.

WTS Ranking: N-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 41
Residence: Australia
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Katie Kelly Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Since making their Olympic debut at Sydney 2000, triathletes have been pushing themselves to the limit in swimming, cycling and running, with the first to the finish line taking gold. There will be men’s and women’s individual events in Copacabana.


Triathlon Australia (TA) has 8 affiliated State and Territory Triathlon Associations. Known as the STTAs, they are the official members of the national body. In addition we have approximately 22,000 individual members and 220 affiliated triathlon clubs.


The International Triathlon Union was founded one year later, on April 1, 1989, at the first ITU Congress in Avignon, France. A total of 30 National Federations attended the initial Congress and preparations were made for the sport’s first World Championships to be held in Avignon in August of 1989. At this meeting the Olympic distance was set at a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run. More than 800 athletes representing 40 countries competed in the first World Championships. Canada’s Les McDonald was elected as ITU’s first president in 1989.


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