Athlete Year of Birth: 1989
Athlete Place of Birth: Edmonton
Athlete Weight: 58 kg
Athlete Height: 171 cm
Athlete Lives: Edmonton Canada
WTS Ranking: 53 650pts
ITU Points List:: 79 1186.76pts
Paula’s introduction to the sport of triathlon began first as a swimmer which she has been doing since she was 11-years-old. She added running to her skill-set during high school and tried her first triathlon a couple years later.
In her first competitive season in 2006, she competed at the World Junior Championships and made Canada’s Junior squad in both the 2007 and 2008 seasons, where her best international performance was a sixth-place finish.
Paula won the junior and senior national championships in 2008 and followed with a third place finish at the 2009 Under-23 World Championships.
In 2010, at age 21, she won back-to-back WCS races in London and Kitzbuhel and finished fifth at the World Championships. Her 2011 season started with a 1st place at the Sydney WCS, 1st place at the Madrid WCS, and 1st place at the Kitzbuhel WCS.
She represented Canada at the London 2012 Olympic games, and it currently aiming at qualifying for Rio 2016.
Athlete Sponsors: Nike, Specialized, ROKA Wetsuits, Sable goggles, Klean Athlete Supplements
Athlete Language: English
Athlete Tri Entry Year: 2006
Athlete Other Sports: Cross country skiing
Athlete Education: Current student at the University of Alberta, undergraduate science degree
Athlete Sports Hero: Simon Whitfield, Lauren Fleshman
Athlete Proudest Moment: Winning the London WCS event in 2010