Tara Whitten
  • Born: 07/13/1980
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 165cm
  • Weight: 67kg
  • Birthplace: Toronto, ON

Tara WhittenPlease note: the information below is accurate as of the London 2012 Olympic Games and will be updated in advance of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Tara Whitten competed at her first Olympic Games in London and won bronze in the team pursuit with Jasmin Glaesser and Gillian Carleton. Whitten also finished in fourth place in the women’s Omnium event with 37 points.

In 2012, Whitten also helped lead the Canadian team comprised of herself, Glaesser and Carleton to a bronze medal in the team pursuit event at the World Championships in Melbourne, Australia. Whitten, of Edmonton, AB, won her second consecutive Omnium World Championships in 2011 after capturing gold in 2010, adding to her points race victory. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games Whitten earned gold in the road time trial event and was given the honour of carrying the Canadian flag into the Closing Ceremony of those Games.

At the 2010 Pan American Track Championships, Whitten racked up four medals including two gold medals in the individual pursuit and the omnium. She won silver in the team sprint and bronze in the team pursuit.

In 2009, she captured silver in the omnium at the World Championships in Warsaw, Poland.

Whitten formerly competed nationally in cross-country skiing before making the full-time switch to track cycling in 2008.

She is working on her PhD in neuroscience at the University of Alberta.

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