28 Jun Jasmine Veach selected for World Championships in Germany
Gladstone local set to compete on the world stage!
Jasmine Veach who is only 16 years old, has qualified and been selected to represent Australia in the 16-19 year old age group at the World Age Group Triathlon Championships, which is set to be held in Hamburg, Germany in July 2023.
Jasmine first got introduced to triathlon ten years ago, by participating in children’s triathlons in Noosa and Mooloolaba, whilst her father Mark used to compete in the adult races. Her mornings typically start around 4:20am for 6 days a week. Her regular training week consists of 10 km swimming, 140 km road cycling and also running up to 20 km.
“The challenge of competing in triathlons is that we have to train for 3 sporting disciplines. Swimming, Riding and Running,”
“The purpose of these intense training sessions, is to help get the your body tuned for endurance and speed required for the Triathlon discipline,”
“I feel very excited and extremely proud to represent Australia! It’s a dream come true for me. I have no doubt that I’ll be feeling very anxious on race day, especially since I’ll be competing alongside the world’s best age group athletes, but at the same time I can’t wait!” said Jasmine.
This year alone, she has come 2nd at the Australian Titles, which was held in Melbourne in February 2023. Followed by 3rd place in Mooloolaba in March and 6th place in April which was held in the Gold Coast.
“I’ve been lucky enough to have some small regional wins too, and have won 1st place at the triathlon in Emu Park, Yeppoon, Tannum Sands and Bargara,”
“I qualified by accumulating points from racing in Triathlon Australia’s World qualifying events in Melbourne, Mooloolaba and the Gold Coast. Triathlon Australia then invites those with qualifying points to be selected for the Australian age group team to compete at the World Titles,”
“I would just like to thank and acknowledge the efforts and support of those around me, who have helped me in my journey. Coach Will Schroeder, and other fellow members of the 3D triathlon squad, who are based in Gladstone. Adam Easemann at South Swimming, and Matt Jenkin from M1 Cycles. There have been so many generous individuals and local businesses who have also assisted with many sponsorships for my preparation for the world championships, and I am extremely grateful for all the help I’ve received,”
“I hope that I can bring home the gold for my country and make my hometown proud!”
For anyone seeking to assist Jasmine on her journey, you can do so by following the link.