PROUD Wagga triathlete Brad Kahlefeldt has his sights set on London after being nominated for selection in the Australian Olympic team yesterday.
In town to compete in Wagga's Greatest Athlete at Bolton Park on Saturday, Kahlefeldt announced he will get a second shot at the Olympic level after proving himself to Triathlon Australia this year.
Ecstatic with his early nomination, the Commonwealth Games gold medallist yesterday revealed the chance to wear the green and gold in London is overwhelming.
"It's just nice to know now what I'm working towards, that way I can focus on what I need to be doing," he said yesterday. "This way I can properly prepare for one event and aim to peak at the right time.
"I'm very proud to get a second chance at the Olympic level."
Having placed 16th overall at the Beijing Games in 2008, Kahlefeldt is eager to chase down a podium finish in London in August.
Although Kahlefeldt's selection is subject to ongoing fitness, he is confident he has what it takes to ensure selection in the Olympic team when it is officially announced in June.
"I've just got to prove my fitness and I'm all good to go, and obviously I'll be aiming to do that anyway," he said.
Missing the experience of the athletes' village during the Beijing games, Kahlefeldt is most excited for the chance to mingle with fellow Olympians in London.
"It's very exciting, the Olympic experience is something you can't even describe," he said. "The athletes' village is something I'm excited about, you never know I could go down for dinner and be sitting next to Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps.
"The first time you go away to the Olympics you don't know what to expect and all of that nervous energy can get a bit overwhelming but hopefully second time around I'll be able to use it to my advantage."
Kahlefeldt will continue his normal training regime before starting his racing season at the Australian Sprint Championships in Geelong in February.
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