Port Hope native Dominika Jamnicky will head to Tokyo as an alternate for Canada’s Olympic triathlon team.
Jamnicky, a 2010 graduate of the former Cobourg District Collegiate Institute West high school, joins Alexis Lepage of Quebec as the other alternate named by Triathlon Canada.
Canada has two entries in both the men’s and women’s triathlon races at the Olympics, including veterans Tyler Mislawchuk of Manitoba ad Amelia Kretz of Quebec and first-time Olympians Joanna Brown of Ontario and Matthew Sharpe of B.C. The mixed relay event will also make its Olympic debut this year.
Jamnicky will head to Long Beach, California for a Continental Cup race this Sunday and depart from there with the team to Tokyo. She’s excited to “soak in the experience’ at the Olympics.
“I’ll be ready if I need to be subbed in for one of the other females…but my hopes are that they’re healthy and nothing will happen and I’ll just be able to support as best as I can,” Jamnicky says.
Hear more from Dominika Jamnicky on this week’s episode of the Total Sports Northumberland podcast, which will be available Wednesday.