Paula Findlay

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Paula Findlay
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Findlay (centre) with the gold medal at the World Championship Series triathlon in Kitzbuhel, 2010
Personal information
Born (1989-05-26) May 26, 1989 (age 29)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Country Canada
Coached by Neal Henderson

Paula Findlay (born May 26, 1989) is a Canadian triathlete.

Life and career[edit]

Findlay was born in Edmonton, Alberta. On September 9, 2009, Findlay competed at the Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia. She placed third in the under 23 women race.[1]

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.[2] She then won the ITU Triathlon World Championships Series event in Kitzbühel on August 14, making Findlay 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.[1]

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 had not competed since the IT World Championship Grand Final in Beijing, China on September 9, 2011.[3]

Along with fellow Canadian triathlete Kathy Tremblay, Findlay qualified for the triathlon event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4] Ultimately, due to her previous injury and to iron-deficiency anemia, she finished in 52nd place, the final athlete to complete the race.[5]

She finished in ninth place in the women's event at the 2015 Pan American Games.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Paula Findlay". Retrieved 2016-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Findlay Stuns Field in London". International Triathlon Union. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ James Christie. "Triathlete Brent McMahon qualifies for London 2012". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016-07-17. 
  5. ^ "Iron deficiency ends triathlon season for Paula Findlay". The Globe and Mail. 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2016-07-17. 
  6. ^ "Triathlon - Event Overview - Women". Toronto 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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