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Brit Pro, ITU Star Helen Jenkins Confident She’ll Make Olympic Squad

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Jun 7, 2011
  • Updated Jan 5, 2012 at 7:54 PM UTC

2008 ITU World Triathlon champion is gunning for an Olympic berth, to be determined later this season.

Welsh triathlete Helen Jenkins is confident she will be among the competitors at London 2012.

Jenkins finished second to Paula Findlay at the Madrid Triathlon in the World Championship Series on Sunday.

The 27-year-old will seal her place at next year’s Olympics with a top-three finish at the Hyde Park leg or the Grand Final in Beijing.

“If everything keeps going well with no major hiccups, I’m pretty sure I should make the team,” she said.

“I think we’re going to have three British women on the start line for London 2012. I’m pretty confident I should be one of the top three Brits at that point. You never know with the Olympics. I’ve just got to keep doing the best I can do every race and hope that’s going to be good enough for the selectors,” says Jenkins. “One spot is always discretionary in our selections so even if you don’t perform at the selection races, if you’ve got good results to fall back on you’ve got more of a chance. Every athlete who is competing in an Olympic sport at the moment wants to be at London 2012.”

Read more: BBC Sport

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