Matilda Offord

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Born (1999-07-30) July 30, 1999 (age 23)
NationalityAustralian
CitizenshipAustralia
EducationParamedicine
Alma materWestern Sydney University
OccupationAthlete

Matilda Offord (born 30 July 1999 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian Triathlon who has competed for the Australian Junior Team (2018) at several European Triathlon Union, International Triathlon Union and Oceania Triathlon races, most notably: the 2021 Devonport Triathlon Tasmania (2021 Australian Championships) where she came 1st for Under-23 sport|U23 women and 5th in the Elite women’s category, the 2018 Tabor ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup where she came 17th and the 2021 Oceania Triathlon Championships and Cup Port Douglas where she came 3rd for U23 women and 8th in the Elite women’s category.

Biography

Offord was born in Sydney, New South Wales on 30 July 1999 and is still currently based in Sydney. She has two younger brothers and an older sister. She attended the Macarthur Anglican School where she graduated in 2017 and since continued her education at Western Sydney University where she is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine).

At school Offord participated in multiple sports but spent most of her time running where she often competed at a national level. Following a series of injuries Offord incorporated swimming and cycling into her training regime as a means of recovery. Enjoying the addition of swimming and cycling to her training she competed at her first triathlon in the 2016 NSW All Schools Triathlon and later in 2017 was invited to join the NSW Emerging Talent squad for triathlon [1].

In 2018 after successfully transitioning to triathlons Offord competed at several ETU races for the Australian Junior Team where she took her highest result of 14th at the 2018 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup[2] and 5th for 16-19 AG Female Sprint at the 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast[3].

In 2019 to 2020 Offord competed at a series of OTU and Nationals races in the junior and in 2020, the U23 women’s category. Notably she finished 7th for Elite Women at the 2019 AUS Triathlon National Championships[4] and in 2020 she finished 9th at the Devonport OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup and Oceania Championships[5].

Offord took out her most successful season in 2021 where she finished 1st for U23 women and 5th in the Elite women’s category at the 2021 Devonport Triathlon Tasmania (2021 Australian Championships)[6] and 3rd for U23 women and 8th in the Elite women’s category at the 2021 Oceania Triathlon Championships and Cup Port Douglas[7][8].

Notable Performances

Year Competition Distance Country Position Time Source
2021 Devonport Triathlon (Australian Nationals) Sprint  Australia File:Gold medal icon.svg U23 01:03:14 [6]
Oceania Triathlon Championships and Cup Port Douglas Olympic  Australia File:Bronze medal icon.svg U23 01:58:30 [7]

References

  1. |title=INTRODUCING MATILDA OFFORD, NEW SOUTH WALES STAR ON THE RISE.|url=https://www.triathlon.org.au/State_Associations/NSW/About_Us/Latest_News/Matilda_Offord__New_South_Wales_star_on_the_rise_.htm?fbclid=IwAR2O-opm70CD_4uIi8Av22U83Op4-KyK5Imo2XM9c5RlOBtVSBgo5y88Eu0%7Curl-status=live%7Cwebsite=Triathlon New South Wales}}
  2. |title=2018 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup | Semifinal 2 Junior Women|url=https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2018tiszaujvaros_etu_triathlon_junior_european_cup/331715%7Curl-status=live%7Cwebsite=World Triathlon}}
  3. |title=Results: 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast | 16-19 Female AG Sprint|url=https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2018_itu_world_triathlon_grand_final_gold_coast/333147%7Curl-status=live%7Cwebsite=World Triathlon}}
  4. |title=Results: 2019 AUS Triathlon National Championships | Elite Women|url=https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2019_aus_triathlon_national_championships/354949%7Curl-status=live%7Cwebsite=World Triathlon}}
  5. |title=Results: 2020 Devonport OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup and Oceania Championships | U23 Women|url=https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2020_devonport_otu_sprint_triathlon_oceania_championships/357862%7Curl-status=live%7Cwebsite=World Triathlon}}
  6. 6.0 6.1 |title=Results 2021 Devonport Triathlon|url=http://tomatotiming.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16&RId=29114%7Curl-status=live%7Cwebsite=Devonport Triathlon}}
  7. 7.0 7.1 |title=Results: 2021 Oceania Triathlon Championships and Cup Port Douglas | U23 Women|url=https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2021_oceania_triathlon_championships_port_douglas/478282%7Curl-status=live%7Cwebsite=World Triathlon}}
  8. |title=Results: 2021 Oceania Triathlon Championships and Cup Port Douglas | Elite Women|url=https://www.triathlon.org/results/result/2021_oceania_triathlon_championships_and_cup_port_douglas/493232%7Curl-status=live%7Cwebsite=World Triathlon}}

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