Thanks to Smeg’s sponsorship, Loughborough University student Olivia Mathias has managed to co-ordinate her training – currently between 12-15 hours a week – alongside her studies, enabling her and her family to continue on her ambitious journey.
Having ran, swam and cycled her way to a place on the GB World Class squad, Mathias will be jetting out to Australia to compete in this year’s games, come April. In the past, Mathias has brought home the gold medal at the 2014 European Triathalon Youth Relays in Penza, Russia; has represented team GB at the Olympic Youth qualifier in Veert, Holland, and has been awarded a series of impressive international honours, too.
Speaking of Smeg’s involvement, Mathias said, “Smeg UK has really helped me throughout my career by sponsoring me so I can travel and buy new kit and equipment. I’m really looking forward to competing at this year’s Games – I have a lot still to show but am very determined!”
Mike Giddings, Smeg UK’s MD, added, “Here at Smeg, a sense of community is incredibly important to all of us. We’re incredibly proud to have supported Olivia on her journey so far and can’t wait to see how much more she has to give. We’re all behind her as this year’s Games approach”.
The next major landmark for Mathias will be the U23 World Championships and then qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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