Matt Hauser (triathlon) secured his nomination for his second Commonwealth Games on his 24th birthday and is firmly in the picture to improve upon his fourth-place finish at Gold Coast 2018, as well as add another gold as part of the mixed relay. Yet another triathlete who began in athletics, Hauser did cross country and track before transitioning to triathlon. High expectations followed after a series of impressive junior achievements, including winning the world junior title and being part of Australia’s mixed relay world title in Hamburg in 2017 while still in his teens. However, Hauser spent almost a year out after the Gold Coast 2018 Games recovering from injuries sustained on a training ride when he rode into an opening car door. After recovering, he claimed back-to-back World Cup wins in 2019 and claimed bronze at the under-23 world championships in 2021. Originally coached by Brian Harrington in his hometown of Hervey Bay, Hauser has been working under Dan Atkins on the Gold Coast since 2015
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Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
Current Bachelor of business student Griffith University, Gold Coast
Bond university triathlon club
Why did you begin your sport?
Running background, cross country and athletics saw me develop a talent for running. Then I made the move to triathlon
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
Stay in the moment mentally
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Winning the world junior championships 2017
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Javier Gomez from Spain, I've race him before
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
Dad, he's brought me up in sport and taught me a lot of things in life
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
AFL, fishing, body surfing, coffee
What is your sporting ambition?
Medal at GC2018, make Tokyo 2020