With one world champion’s title under his name, UWA Triathlete Rahul Jegatheva will be aiming for a second, aged just 16, when he travels to Denmark in July.
The young athlete, who trains under Grant Landers at the UWA Triathlon Club, will represent Australia at the 2018 International Triathlon Union Multisport World Championships in the Aquathlon event.
Last year, Rahul won the U19 World Championships in Penticton, Canada, at 15 and now hopes to replicate his performance in the junior elite division in Denmark.
Rahul’s win in the Aquathlon, which consists of a 1km swim followed by a 5km, was the first for an Australian.
The 16-year-old has also proven himself at home in Western Australia, where he is unbeaten in more than 30 races across a three year period.
“It’s been a tough year this year as I am in Year 12, and it has been difficult to get the right balance between training and studies,” Rahul says.
“But my coaches have been amazing and helped me get through all of it and I hope to do my country and them as well as my Aussie teammates proud in Denmark.”
Rahul will compete at 2018 International Triathlon Union Multisport World Championships in Fynn, Denmark on Thursday 12 July.
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communication and Events