Triathlete Non Stanford eyes two medals at Toyko 2020 Olympics

May 23rd, 2018

Welsh triathlete Non Stanford says she has her sights on two medals at the Toyko 2020 Olympics after the mixed relay was included in the Games for the first time.

The former world champion has been named in Great Britain’s mixed relay squad for the World Triathlon Series event in Nottingham on 7 June.

It follows her first individual podium for two years in Japan this month.

Stanford said the relay was “a great addition” to the Olympics programme.

“Anybody who qualifies for the British team will be in with a chance of getting two medals,” the 29-year-old Swansea athlete told BBC Sport Wales.

“Two medals is massive for triathlon, it’s double the number we’ve been able to win before.”

Stanford said it was “an honour” to be asked to race in GB’s mixed relay squad next month, which includes the likes of Olympic silver and bronze medallists Jonny Brownlee and Vicky Holland.

“It’s the first opportunity for teams to start getting qualification points for the Olympics Games in 2020,” she said.

“It’s a really important event for us and British Triathlon are putting a lot of emphasis on it.

“It’ll be great to be part of the team and hopefully I’ll go out there and do a good job for GB.”

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