We are so proud of Sport Access Foundation's 2021 Pathway to Paralympic recipient, triathlete, Jack Howell. Jack competes in the 'able' triathlon races, as well as specific para-triathlon categorised races. He is classified in the PTS5 class (lower ambulant).
Within the last year, Jack has made massive inroads, and is on track to achieving big selections, starting with World Championships this year in Abu Dhabi (November) and the big one, Paris 2024 Paralympics.
Recently Jack raced at St Kilda, Victoria and won gold. Jack was ecstatic about this. “Great to finally see another colour other than bronze on my chest, glad to get a gold around the neck in the last @2xutriathlonseries race of the year.”
Jack is now training at @TriAustralia Victorian High-Performance Centre, managed by Head Coach @daniellestefano @elotikprotriathlon alongside Olympians @emmajeffcoat, as well as Tokyo Paralympian @davidcatalystdietitian
Jack is currently ranked 31 in the world for his class and is on track to make his first international race at the Yokohama World Para-triathlon Series race in May. This is an all-important qualifying race for the World Championships on in Abu Dhabi in November.
From Jack acknowledging Sport Access Foundation. “A huge thanks for all the work you are doing to support para athletes and the dietician support provided from Compeat”. Your funding has helped me to cover the costs of professional coaching and travel to interstate competitions. This has resulted in a number of podiums throughout the season and my attendance at the 2022 Oceania Triathlon Para Championships Stockton, where I placed 2nd and was able to be classified by World Triathlon as a PTS5 Para triathlete. I am now ranked 31 in the World Para Triathlon rankings and can start to compete internationally towards the 2024 Paris Paralympics.
You can see more of Jack at @jack.howell.tri
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