Densham confirms Rio selection

VIS triathlete Erin Densham has been selected in the Australian Olympic Team to compete at the Rio 2016 Games in August.  Densham and teammate Emma Moffatt will become Australia's first three-time Olympic triathletes in Rio.

 

Densham, 31, said to be selected on her third Olympic Team is absolutely amazing.

 

“I am so thankful to get this opportunity to show what I can do;  I always put pressure on myself to be the best possible athlete I can be and to get the best out of myself and that’s what I aim to do over the next 80 days…I’m really excited.”

 

Despite recent injuries, Densham believes that by the time she appears on the Rio start line, she will be fit and ready to go, especially after a positive experience at last week’s Yokohama World Triathlon series race.

 

“The work I did and the improvement I made in the two-and-a-half weeks leading into Yokohama was amazing and coming out of transition off the bike I began to feel what it’s like to run like me again,” said Densham who is currently training in Canada.

 

Densham attended the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games, where she won bronze and will be looking to add to her medal collection in Rio.

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