Beth Potter has become the latest Scot to secure their place in Team GB for the 2024 Olympic Games.

The 31-year-old Glaswegian was confirmed in GB’s triathlon team for Paris 2024 alongside Englishman, Alex Yee, in what will be Potter’s second Olympic appearance after making her debut in Rio in 2016.

Potter’s selection comes at the end of what has ben a truly remarkable year for the Scot.

Having switched to triathlon from athletics only seven years ago, 2023 saw Potter establish herself as the best female triathlete on the planet.

She began her season as she meant to go on by winning the World Triathlon Championship Series in Abu Dhabi in what was her first World Series win of her career.

Potter, who trains in Leeds alongside, amongst others, Olympic champions Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee, followed that up with victory at the Arena Games Finals as well as a second World Series win in Montreal.

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It was towards the end of the summer, however, that Potter really began to peak with gold at the Olympic Test event in Paris in August coming just weeks before the Scot became world champion with victory in Pontevedra, Spain which also ensured she had met GB’s stringent criteria for Olympic selection.

Having competed in the 10,000m at Rio 2016, Paris 2024 will be Potter’s first Olympic appearance as a triathlete and she will head to France as one of GB’s hottest medal favourites.

“Paris will be my first games as a triathlete, and I am looking forward to it,” Potter said on being unveiled as part of Team GB. 

“This year has been tough to get the results I needed to qualify so I am looking forward to a bit of a mini break before getting back into training with my full focus being on Paris.”

Team GB Chef de Mission, Mark England, said: “I am delighted to welcome back to Team GB, for their second Games, Alex and Beth.

“Team GB has a rich history in the triathlon competition. Since its Olympic debut back in Sydney 2000, Team GB has won eight Olympic medals, including three gold medals, which is more than any other nation.

“I am sure it is a tradition both Alex and Beth will be looking to repeat, especially after their stellar performances at this summer’s test event where they both topped the podium.”