Athlete Profile - Tom Bishop

 

Thomas Bishop graduated from the University of Leeds with a 2:1 in history in 2013. He has a twin brother, David, who is also an international triathlete based in Loughborough. His mother, Hilary, is also an excellent cyclist. Tom is part of the UK Sport Lottery Funded British Triathlon Squad. He trains at the British Triathlon centre in Leeds, coached by Jack Maitland and Malcolm Brown. He was recognised as the British Triathlon Male Junior Triathlete of the Year 2010 in November following his successful season of winning international medals in both triathlon and duathlon. He has won world championship medals at U23 level and in 2014 started to make an impact at senior level. In 2016, Tom was a serious contender for the support role at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. He was selected as a reserve but did not travel to the Games. He ended the season strongly with a fifth place finish at the ITU World Triathlon Edmonton in September 2016 - his best ever finish in the Series.

Personal information

Nickname: Tom
Born: 9 July 1991 in Derby, England
Education:
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight  kg ( lb)

Achievements

ITU Sprint Triathlon European Cup: 1 Gold
ITU Triathlon Premium European Cup: 1 Silver
ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final: 1 Gold
ITU World Championship Grand Final: 1 Bronze
ITU World Triathlon: 1 Silver
ETU Triathlon European Championships: 1 Gold and 1 Bronze
ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup: 1 Gold
ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships: 2 Bronze
ETU Duathlon European Championships: 1 Bronze
World Triathlon Grand Final: 1 Bronze

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