Mana athletes heading to Paris

Jun 26, 2024 | News

As the clock counts down to Paris 2024, Mana Sports and Entertainment Group would like to congratulate its managed athletes for qualifying to compete in triathlon at the Olympic Games.

South Africa’s Henri Schoeman and Jamie Riddle helped secure two quota spots for the federation through their performances throughout the qualification period. Rio Olympic bronze medalist Schoeman will be competing in his third and possibly final Olympic Games, while it is the first appearance for Riddle, the 2024 South African champion.

“From as early as I can remember, I had always dreamt of being an Olympian,” says Riddle. “Little did I know that it was never about being an Olympian, but rather the pursuit of it. The journey has forced me to search for answers, taught me to overcome obstacles, allowed me to create everlasting connections, and given me the confidence to have a voice of vulnerability… so whether you achieve that dream you have or not, it was always about the journey and not the destination.”

Tyler Mislawchuk is headed to his third Olympic Games. The highest-ranked Canadian finished 13th at the test event last year and racked up a slew of top-ten finishes during the qualification period. He will be looking to avenge his performance from Tokyo 2020 where he partially tore his Achilles.

Kate Waugh has qualified for her Olympic Games debut on the Great Britain team. Already a fixture on mixed relay line-ups and part of the world championship-winning team in 2022, the U23 world champion concluded her 18-month campaign having captured silver at the WTCS Grand Final in Pontevedra and a mixed relay silver and 7th individual place at the Paris test event.

She says, “Last year I decided to focus all of my attention on qualifying for Paris. To now be selected to represent Great Britain is something I am incredibly proud of. I have achieved more throughout this process than I could have imagined and have learned about just how much you can achieve when you put your mind to something. You’re strongest when your back is against the wall.”

MANA is proud to support these athletes on their Olympic journeys.

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