Loretta Harrop

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Loretta Harrop
Medal record
Women's triathlon
Competitor for  Australia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens Women's race
ITU World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Montreal Elite women's race
Silver medal – second place 2004 Madeira Elite women's race
ITU Triathlon World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1999 Overall World Cup

Loretta ("Loz") Harrop (born 17 July 1975 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian triathlete.

As a teenager she attended Cavendish Road State High School along with her siblings and as of 2007 has a house named after her. Harrop house which will go by the colour red.

Harrop competed at the first Olympic triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She placed fifth with a total time of 2:01:42.82. Her split times were 19:37.98 for the swim, 1:05:40.70 for the cycling, and 0:36:24.14 for the run.[1]

Four years later, Harrop competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She was even more successful this time, winning a silver medal with the time of 2:04:50.17. The splits for that run were 18:37.00 for the swim, 1:09:05.00 for the cycling, and 37:08.00 for the run.

Harrop is married to Brad Jones who was a talented Australian rules player in the AFLQ (Queensland) competition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Compendium: Official Australian Olympic Statistics 1896–2002. Australian Olympic Committee. p. 203. ISBN 0-7022-3425-7.