Join the Olympic Club

An all-access community uniting and rewarding Team Canada fans – it’s free. Gain points, rewards and get email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team.

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.

Olympic Highlights

Open/Close

GAME:

TYPE:

SPORT:

EVENT:

RESULT:

FINISH:

2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesCycling - TrackOmnium - Women - 4
2012 LondonOlympic Summer GamesCycling - TrackTeam Pursuit - Women - Bronze
Olympic Club

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Upcoming GamesSee All

Rio 2016

Rio 2016

History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 77013 points
  • Earned this week: 5655 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 59391 points
  • Earned this week: 3670 points

Ivy Tennis

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 47975 points
  • Earned this week: 2400 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 37046 points
  • Earned this week: 1895 points

Adam Kohn

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 36032 points
  • Earned this week: 1835 points

Michelle Chow

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 26794 points
  • Earned this week: 1124 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 24760 points

Ian Duff

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 18925 points
  • Earned this week: 575 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,280 other followers