Triathlete Paula Findlay speaks at a press conference.
Place of birth: Edmonton
Previous Olympics: 0
Previous medals: 0
Findlay has emerged as one of the fastest rising stars of the sport of triathlon in recent years.
The talented triathlete, who is also studying to become a doctor, started taking part in competitions in 2006 and a year later was the junior Pan American champion.
In 2008, she won both the junior and senior national titles and followed those achievements up by claiming bronze at the Under-23 World Championships in 2009.
At the age of 21, she won back-to-back World Cup Series events in 2010, before finishing fifth at the World Championships. More World Cup wins came her way in 2011 as she geared up for her first Olympics in some style.
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