Ashleigh Gentle

Ashleigh Gentle

Triathlon Schedule & Results

(Local) / 11:00 AM 20 Aug (Rio)
Women

2:01:44 (26th)


Gwen Jorgensen (USA)
Nicola Spirig Hug (SUI)
Vicky Holland (GBR)

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Athlete Biography

After a number of stellar performances over the past season, Ashleigh Gentle will make her Olympic debut in the women’s triathlon at Rio.

A strong runner during her school days, a family friend convinced Gentle to try triathlon and after having a go at the swimming and cycling legs she was hooked.

The 25-year-old, had a brilliant junior career with two silver medals at the Junior World Championships in 2007 and 2008. It wasn’t until 2010 that Gentle was crowned Junior World Champion in Budapest, a moment when she decided she wanted to take up the sport as a profession.

After recording more than ten top 10 finishes in the World Triathlon Series in 2012 and 2013, Gentle was selected in the 2014 Commonwealth Games Team to represent Australia in Glasgow.

The Gold Coast girl, confirmed she had her sights set on Rio when she claimed a silver medal at the 2015 Yokohama World Triathlon Series race. In what was the last race before selection, Gentle again finished in second place on the same course in 2016. When she’s not competing Gentle enjoys spending time with partner and long-course triathlete Josh Amberger.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
  • 2007 Sydney- 1st (3000m track) 2009 Sydney- 4th (triathlon)

Recent Performances

  • 2nd – 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series Yokohama (Yokohama, Japan)
  • 15th - 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series Gold Coast (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 6th - 2016 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup (Mooloolaba, Australia)
  • 2nd- 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • 14th- 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final (Chicago, USA)

Career Highlights

  • Winning Junior World Triathlon Championships, Budapest, Hungary 2010
  • 2x silver WTS medalist (Yokohama 2015, Abu Dhabi 2016)
  • 2x silver medalist Junior World Championships

Education

  • Primary
    St Vincents, QLD, Australia
  • Secondary
    All Saint Anglican School, QLD, Australia
  • Tertiary
    Bachelor of Public Health- Nutrition, Griffith University, QLD, 2009

Training

  • Coach
    Cliff English (2014- current)
  • Institute/Academy
    Australian institute of sport Queensland academy of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Seafood
Favourite holiday destination
Moreton island, Australia
Dream car
Subaru
Personal Motto
'Alta alatis patent'- Sky is open to those who have wings
Star Sign
Pisces
I would spend my last $10 on
food
Tattoos/Piercings
Pierced ears and belly button
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Marathon
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Cathy Freeman 2000 Sydney Olympics, Emma Snowsill and Emma Moffatt gold and bronze 2008 Triathlon