Vicky Holland to compete in the 2018 Commonwealth Games


Olympic triathlon medallist Vicky Holland has become the latest University of Bath-based athlete to be selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

It will be a second Commonwealth Games for Holland, who moved her training base to the Sports Training Village after winning bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

She won the first major individual medal of her career at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, a bronze in the women’s race, and followed that up with gold in the mixed triathlon team relay with the Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathan, and Jodie Stimpson.

The Brownlees will once again join Holland in the Team England squad heading to the Gold Coast in April, along with Tom Bishop, Joe Townsend, Mark Conway, Jade Jones, Lizzie Tench, Sophie Cold- well and Jess Learmonth.

Two-time world mixed team champion Holland, coached by Rhys Davey, secured Commonwealth qualification by medalling at the Olympic Games and placing fifth in May’s Yokohama World Series in Japan. That was her only international competition of 2017 due to a calf injury but she has recently re- turned to full training.

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