Emma Moffatt and Brad Kahlefeldt have become the first two Australian triathletes to be nominated for selection to the Australian Olympic Committee by Triathlon Australia. All nominations are subject to form and fitness and places won’t be confirmed until mid 2012.
Moffatt won the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, and was ITU World Champion in 2009 and 2010 while Kahlefeldt was the 2006 Commonwealth champion and was the 10th in the 2011 ITU World Championship rankings.
Chairman of selectors Michelle Gallen said: “Emma Moffat has been the most consistent top 10 female performer during the selection period to date.
“Emma consistently shows the mental capability to race and perform in major ITU international races. She is a key athlete within the Triathlon Australia High Performance National Program and consistently displays team concepts.
“Brad has shown that he is a strong international performer who maintains an excellent, consistent performance level and plays a major leadership role in Triathlon Australia National Program. His current form includes four top 15 finishes in ITU WCS races, including two top five finishes and a win in Hamburg.”
Australia still have four available spots for their team for London 2012, and the team doesn’t have to be finalised until June next year, ahead of the men’s and women’s races on the 4th and 5th of August respectively.