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There will be no Brownlee at the Paris 2024 Games

As we approach the highly anticipated Paris 2024 Olympic Games, excitement and anticipation is building among fans and athletes around the world.

With less than 40 days until the Olympic flame illuminates the Stade de France, the national selectors have begun to define the squads that will compete for the medals in this top category event.

One of the most notable teams is Great Britain, a team that has favorites in both the individual events and the mixed relays.

However, the big surprise has been the absence of  Jonathan Brownlee, the most successful British triathlete in Olympic history.

British triathlon team

Great Britain has made public its selection for the Paris 2024 Games, and among the biggest names stand out Alex Yee, currently third in the World Triathlon ranking, and Beth Potter, the number one in the world.

The men's team will complete it Sam Dickinson, who earned his place thanks to his performance in the European Cup in Kielce.

In the women's section, along with Potter will be Georgia Taylor-Brown y Kate Waugh, who have also shown outstanding performance in previous competitions.

The absence of Jonathan Brownlee

The big surprise in the British team has been the exclusion of Jonathan Brownlee, who has won medals in the last three Olympic Games: bronze in London 2012, silver in Rio 2016 and gold in the mixed relay in Tokyo 2020.

Sophie Coldwell: “I'm angry with my federation”

The announcement of the British team has not left anyone indifferent, and one of the most notable reactions has been that of Sophie Coldwell.

The triathlete expressed her disappointment and anger after not being selected for the Olympic Games. “First, I want to congratulate everyone who has qualified for the games, I wish you the best of luck for the summer,” Coldwell commented before delving into her feelings. “I am disappointed, I am sad but, above all, I am angry with my federation,” she declared forcefully.

The original selection process left Coldwell in a position where he felt the need to appeal. With the support of his close team and his lawyers, he filed an appeal that was approved by an arbitrator on the grounds of “not following the selection policy.” Coldwell explained: “The selection group did not properly prioritize or weight their priority event, Cagliari. And, although it could not be approved, it was commented that there were some unfair comments in the selection notes.”

It should be remembered that Coldwell came in seventh position in Cagliari, three places ahead of Kate Waugh, who was selected.

I knew it would be an uphill battle to get them to admit they had made a mistake, but I thought a fair and competent panel would get it right. But no, it still wasn’t enough.”

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