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.

Latest News

Georgia Sheehan | Almost Olympian hero image

Georgia Sheehan | Almost Olympian

July 4, 2024

"I found myself in the club that no athlete wants to join: the circle of ‘almost Olympians’." While this time of year is filled with tears of relief and elation for some, for others, it's utter devastation. VIS diver, Georgia Sheehan reflects on the reality of missing out on the Olympic dream.

Move over brie and baguettes... feeding Australia's Paralympians hero image

Move over brie and baguettes... feeding Australia's Paralympians

July 2, 2024

The Australian Paralympic team is set for success in Paris, accompanied by beloved Aussie treats like Caramello Koalas and Vegemite. VIS dietitian and Paralympics Australia Performance Services Lead, Siobhan Crawshay and her team have meticulously planned every detail to ensure creature comforts are met. It's the extra one percenters that count, after all.

Between You & Me: Rachael Lynch & Stacia Strain hero image

Between You & Me: Rachael Lynch & Stacia Strain

June 28, 2024

From representing Australia together in the Hockeyroos to gallivanting in Europe to mend their mutual heartbreak, Stacia Strain and Rachael Lynch's friendship is as thick as thieves. Hockey brought them together, but friendship became their superglue.

Odgers Berndston partners with VIS for CEO search hero image

Odgers Berndston partners with VIS for CEO search

June 21, 2024

The Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) is partnering with Odgers Berndtson for the recruitment of its next Chief Executive Officer.

Being a visible ally this Pride Month hero image

Being a visible ally this Pride Month

June 13, 2024

As we embrace the spirit of Pride Month we speak to Sylvie Withers, Project Manager for Innovation and Research at the Victorian Institute of Sport, about how to be an effective ally for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Related news

See all our partners

VIS is proudly supported by