VICTORIA -- Canadian Olympic gold medallist Simon Whitfield

VICTORIA -- Canadian Olympic gold medallist Simon Whitfield

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VICTORIA -- Canadian Olympic gold medallist Simon Whitfield announced his retirement from competitive triathlon early Wednesday, becoming a consultant in sports entertainment. Custom New Jersey Devils Jersey . Whitfield, from Kingston, Ont., is the most decorated triathlete in Canadian history, winning gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and silver at the 2008 Beijing Games. The 38-year-old was Canadas flag bearer at the 2012 London Games. "Today marks the end of my career as a professional athlete; its been an incredible journey and an amazing chapter in my life," said Whitfield in a release on his personal website. "I grew up dreaming of representing Canada at the Olympic Games, though I never imagined I would have the honour of wearing the Maple Leaf four times, winning two Olympic medals, and bearing the flag." Whitfield also won gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, U.K. and bronze at the 1999 Commonwealth Games in Winnipeg. He won 12 Canadian championships and earned 14 world cup victories. He will now join Fantan Group -- an international consultancy firm -- and lead its new sports entertainment division in Victoria. "It is time to shift gears. I have spent years with athletes of all ages -- sharing -- motivating -- challenging," said Whitfield. "As part of the Fantan team, I have the ideal partnership to put much of what Ive learned as a competitive athlete toward design and innovation in sports entertainment." Many Canadian athletes tweeted their thanks and congratulations to Whitfield. "Congrats to (at)simonwhitfield on an incredible career," said two-time Olympic gold medallist Catriona Le May Doan in a tweet. "Thanks for inspiring so many Canadians!" Jayna Hefford, a four-time Olympic medallist with Canadas womens hockey team, echoed Le May Doans sentiments. "Sad to hear (at)simonwhitfield is retiring. What an incredible career! So many great memories watching him compete for .canada," said Hefford. "Happy Retirement (at)simonwhitfield.Youve inspired so many,including me while making us all smile.Thanks4BeingU," said Canadian womens national soccer team member Karina Leblanc, including a picture of her and Whitfield in the tweet. Taylor Hall Devils Jersey .com) - Generally you want to be the guy who replaces the guy who replaced the legend. Martin Brodeur Devils Jersey . FIFA said in a statement Friday that "several racist and discriminatory incidents were apparently perpetrated by local supporters during the match, in particular by displaying neo-Nazi banners and by making monkey noises and gestures as well as Nazi salutes. . She was 30. The former British No. 1 died peacefully surrounded by family and friends, the Womens Tennis Association said on its website. The Kyiv-born Baltacha, who represented Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, was diagnosed with the illness in January, two months after retiring from tennis and only weeks after she married her long-time coach Nino Severino.Salt Lake City, UT ( - Dwight Howard scored 22 points with 10 rebounds and two blocks to lead the Houston Rockets to a 104-93 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. James Harden nearly contributed a triple-double, scoring 18 with 10 assists and seven rebounds, and Trevor Ariza finished with 20 points in the win. Houston, which opened the season with a win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, opened 2-0 for the third straight season. Alec Burks led the Jazz with 18 points, while Derrick Favors deposited 16 points with seven rebounds and Trey Burke added 15 points in the setback. Dante Exum, the No. 5 overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, totaled five points with an assist and a steal in just under 10 minutes of action for Utah. The Jazz, who have lost six of their last seven against the Rockets, played tough in Quin Snyders debut as head coach for the club. The Rockets built a 75-62 lead late in the third, but Burke scored six points as ppart of a 10-0 run to close the frame. Cory Schneider Jersey. The two teams traded a pair of buckets in the opening minutes of the fourth, then Houston put the game away with a 14-1 run. Harden opened the sequence with a pair of free throws and Terrence Jones followed with a 3-pointer to make it 84-76 with 8:48 to play. Patrick Beverley capped the surge with a layup, and Utah only got as close as nine down the stretch. The teams were tied at 27-27 through the first quarter, but the Rockets ended the first half on an 8-0 run to take a 58-50 lead into the locker room. Game Notes Houston rookie Kostas Papanikolaou scored all 12 of his points in the first half ... Utah scored 21 points off of 18 Houston turnovers ... Trevor Booker scored 14 points off the bench for the Jazz ... The Rockets went 14-for-27 from beyond the arc, while Utah made 3-of-18 shots from deep ... The Jazz outscored the visitors, 62-44, in the paint. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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