Findlay (centre) with the gold medal at the World Championship Series triathlon in Kitzbuhel, 2010
May 26, 1989 |
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Height||1.70 metres (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||56 kilograms (123 lb)|
|Coached by||Joel Filliol|
Life and career
Findlay was born in Edmonton, Alberta. On September 9, 1989, Findlay competed at the 2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia. She placed third in the under 23 women race.
In April 2010, Findlay won the 2010 Monterrey ITU Triathlon World Cup Elite Women's race. She also had a victory at the June 26th Coteau-du-Lac ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup. On July 24, Findlay won the ITU World Championship Series event held in London. She then won the ITU Triathlon World Championships Series event in Kitzbühel on August 14, making Findlay became the only female triathlete to win consecutive ITU World Championship Series events in 2010. Another victory for Findlay was achieved on August 20, 2010 at the Kelowna ITU Triathlon Premium Pan American Cup.
Paula Findlay won the first three ITU World Championship Series events of the 2011 season in Sydney, Madrid, and Kitzbühel. At that time, she was ranked 1st in the world by the International Triathlon Union. Due to a hip injury, Findlay has not competed since the IT World Championship Grand Final in Beijing, China on September 9, 2011.
Along with fellow Canadian triathlete Kathy Tremblay, Findlay qualified for the triathlon event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Ultimately, due to her previous injury, she finished in 52nd place, the final athlete to complete the race.
- "Findlay Stuns Field in London". International Triathlon Union. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
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