Paratriathlon at the Summer Paralympics


Paratriathlon debuted at the 2016 Summer Paralympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[1][2][3]

Paratriathlon at the Summer Paralympics
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Governing bodyITU
Events8 (men: 4; women: 4)
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Paratriathlon is a variant of the triathlon for athletes with a variety of physical disabilities. The sport is governed by the International Triathlon Union (ITU).[4] The Paralympic event is a sprint race consisting of 750 m swimming, 20 km cycling and 5 km running stages.[5] Athletes of both sexes compete in six categories according to the nature of their physical impairments.[6]

2016Edit

The Paratriathlon debuted at the 2016 Summer Paralympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

MedalsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual PT1
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Jetze Plat
  Netherlands
Geert Schipper
  Netherlands
Giovanni Achenza
  Italy
Men's individual PT2
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Andrew Lewis
  Great Britain
Michele Ferrarin
  Italy
Mohamed Lahna
  Morocco
Men's individual PT4
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Martin Schulz
  Germany
Stefan Daniel
  Canada
Jairo Ruiz Lopez
  Spain
Women's individual PT2
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Allysa Seely
  United States
Hailey Danisewicz
  United States
Melissa Stockwell
  United States
Women's individual PT4
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Grace Norman
  United States
Lauren Steadman
  Great Britain
Gwladys Lemoussu
  France
Women's individual PT5
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Katie Kelly
  Australia
Alison Patrick
  Great Britain
Melissa Reid
  Great Britain

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2020Edit

The Paratriathlon returned to the program at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan. Classifications have been slightly amended in the interim, allowing for the introduction of a tandem-bike based triathlon for visually impaired athletes with guides.

Event Class Gold Silver Bronze
Men PTWC
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Jetze Plat
  Netherlands
Florian Brungraber
  Austria
Giovanni Achenza
  Italy
PTS4
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Alexis Hanquinquant
  France
Hideki Uda
  Japan
Alejandro Sánchez Palomero
  Spain
PTS5
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Martin Schulz
  Germany
George Peasgood
  Great Britain
Stefan Daniel
  Canada
PTVI
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  United States
Bradley Snyder
Guide: Greg Billington
  Spain
Héctor Catalá Laparra
Guide: Gustavo Rodríguez Iglesias
  Japan
Satoru Yoneoka
Guide: Kohei Tsubaki
Women PTWC
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Kendall Gretsch
  United States
Lauren Parker
  Australia
Eva Moral
  Spain
PTS2
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Allysa Seely
  United States
Hailey Danz
  United States
Veronica Yoko Plebani
  Italy
PTS5
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Lauren Steadman
  Great Britain
Grace Norman
  United States
Claire Cashmore
  Great Britain
PTVI
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  Spain
Susana Rodríguez
Guide: Sara Loehr
  Italy
Anna Barbaro
Guide: Charlotte Bonin
  France
Annouck Curzillat
Guide: Céline Bousrez

Medal tableEdit

Updated after the 2020 Summer Paralympics.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)5319
2  Great Britain (GBR)2327
3  Netherlands (NED)2103
4  Germany (GER)2002
5  Spain (ESP)1135
6  Australia (AUS)1102
7  France (FRA)1023
8  Italy (ITA)0235
9  Canada (CAN)0112
  Japan (JPN)0112
11  Austria (AUT)0101
12  Morocco (MAR)0011
Totals (12 nations)14141442

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paratriathlon added to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games | Triathlon.org – International Triathlon Union". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
  2. ^ "Paratriathlon". Rio 2016. 1989-08-06. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
  3. ^ "Rio ready to emulate London". Sport24.co.za. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  4. ^ "Para-Triathlon | IPC". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 2012-07-13.
  5. ^ "Para-Triathlon | IPC". Paralympic.org. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
  6. ^ "Paratriathlon – Triathlon.org – The Official Triathlon Resource". Triathlon.org. Retrieved 2012-06-19.
  7. ^ "Paratriathlon". Rio 2016. 1989-08-06. Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2013-06-20.