Rio de Janeiro really turned it on for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad – the 2016 Olympic Games. With more than 11,000 athletes from 207 countries the USA dominated the two week event to finish in first place on the medal table. Australia came in 10th position with 8 gold, 11 silver and 10 bronze medals.
Project Clothing had 2 brand Ambassadors competing at Rio, both in the Triathlon event; Gwen JORGENSEN (USA) and Ryan BAILIE (AUS).
Gwen JORGENSEN (Project Compression Ambassador) won the Gold Medal ahead of a world class women’s field. Gwen was in the lead group throughout the swim and bike legs but it was during the run leg (10km) where her pro running background came to the fore. Gwen forged ahead to win comfortably in the end from 2012 Olympic champion Nicola Spirig of Switzerland. A wonderful effort Gwen!
Brand Ambassador Ryan BAILIE followed his top 10 finish in this years ITU World Championship Series to come home 10th. A mighty effort given the quality of the field headed by British brothers Alistair and Jonathon Brownlee (Gold and Silver medal).
Project are also the official apparel supplier to Triathlon Canada who had 5 athletes competing. In the men’s event Tyler Mislawchuk finished an impressive 15th while Andrew Yorke was 42nd. Amelie Kretz (34th), Kirsten Sweetland (41st) and Sarah-Anne Brault (42nd) represented their country proudly in the women’s race.