Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
UK version International version About the versions|Low graphics|Help
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 August, 2004, 11:39 GMT 12:39 UK
Jenkins savours late chance
Marc Jenkins
Marc Jenkins says his last-gasp call into Britain's Olympic triathlon team will work in his favour.

The Bridgend athlete was called off the reserve list at the beginning of the month after Paul Amey was ruled out by a bicycle crash.

"I had taken my foot off the pedal in training, but that renewed my focus," Jenkins told BBC Sport Wales.

"Three weeks was a good time, you can't hold intensity for too long, but I've been relaxed and without pressure."

The 28-year-old even believes that he has a chance of forcing his way into medal contention in Athens.

I'm elated with my selection but disappointed for Paul
Marc Jenkins
"Every athlete dreams of winning an Olympic medal and I'm going to give it my best possible shot," he said.

"You never know in the triathlon, there are so many things that can happen."

Jenkins' excitement was, however, tinged by sadness at Amey's unfortunate Games exit.

"Paul's accident was not nice," said Jenkins.

"I'm really sad for him after he worked so hard to qualify.

"I've shared a room with him before - he's a fantastic guy and we get on really well.

"So I'm elated with my selection but disappointed for Paul."





Links to more Triathlon stories


 

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

ALSO IN THIS SECTION

E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs

MMIX

Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Paralympics | US Sport | Other Sport | Olympics 2004

Scores & Fixtures | Have Your Say | Photo Galleries | TV/Radio Listings

Sport Relief 2004 | Fun and Games | Question of Sport | BBC Sport Plus

Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport