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Triathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

This article details the qualifying phase for triathlon at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The competition at these Games will comprise a total of 110 athletes coming from their respective NOCs; each has been allowed to enter a maximum of three for the first eight NOCs, while the remaining nations are limited to two. All athletes must undergo a qualifying process to earn a spot for the Games through the Continental Qualification Events, the World Qualification Event, and then the Olympic Qualification List that begin on May 15, 2014 and then conclude two years later on the same date.[1][2]

The winners of each of the five Continental Qualification Events are selected to compete for the Games, followed by the top three finishers at the 2015 ITU World Qualification Event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Thirty-nine athletes for each gender must directly qualify through the Olympic Qualification List as of May 15, 2016, ensuring that the first eight NOCs qualifying for positions are subjected to a maximum of three, and then the remaining NOCs to a limit to two.[1][3] Host nation Brazil has guaranteed a single place for each gender, while further two berths are made available to NOCs through a Tripartite Invitation Commission. In the end, further five places are distributed to the NOCs without any quota through the ITU Points List.[1]

Contents

SummaryEdit

NOC Men Women Total
  Argentina 2 0 2
  Australia 3 3 6
  Austria 1 2 3
  Azerbaijan 1 0 1
  Barbados 1 0 1
  Belgium 2 2 4
  Bermuda 0 1 1
  Brazil 1 1 2
  Canada 2 3 5
  Chile 0 1 1
  China 1 1 2
  Costa Rica 1 0 1
  Czech Republic 0 1 1
  Denmark 1 0 1
  Ecuador 0 1 1
  Estonia 0 1 1
  France 3 2 5
  Germany 2 3 5
  Great Britain 3 3 6
  Hungary 2 2 4
  Ireland 1 1 2
  Israel 1 0 1
  Italy 2 2 4
  Japan 1 3 4
  Jordan 1 0 1
  Mauritius 0 1 1
  Mexico 3 2 5
  Netherlands 0 2 2
  New Zealand 2 3 5
  Poland 0 1 1
  Portugal 3 0 3
  Russia 3 2 5
  Slovakia 1 0 1
  Slovenia 0 1 1
  South Africa 2 2 4
  Spain 3 3 6
  Sweden 0 1 1
  Switzerland 2 1 3
  Ukraine 1 1 2
  United States 3 3 6
Total: 38 NOCs 56 56 112

TimelineEdit

Event Date Venue
World Qualification Event August 1–2, 2015   Rio de Janeiro
2015 European Games June 13–14, 2015   Baku
2015 Pan American Games July 11–12, 2015   Toronto
2016 Oceania Triathlon Championships March 19–20, 2016   Gisborne
2016 African Triathlon Championships March 20, 2016   East London
2016 Asian Triathlon Championships April 29 – May 1, 2016   Hatsukaichi
Cutoff for World Rankings May 15, 2016
Re-allocation of unused quotas June 13, 2016

Men's eventEdit

Event Places Qualified NOC Selected triathlete
2015 European Games 1   Great Britain Gordon Benson
2016 African Championships 0*   South Africa[1]
2016 Asian Championships 1   Japan Hirokatsu Tayama
2016 Oceania Championships 1   Australia Ryan Bailie
2015 Pan American Games 1   Mexico Crisanto Grajales
ITU World Qualification Event 2   France Vincent Luis
  South Africa Richard Murray
ITU Olympic Qualification List
(as of May 15, 2016)
38   Spain Mario Mola
  Spain Fernando Alarza
  Portugal João José Pereira
  Great Britain Alistair Brownlee
  Great Britain Jonathan Brownlee
  Australia Ryan Fisher
  Russia Dmitry Polyanski
  South Africa Henri Schoeman
  Spain Vicente Hernández
  Australia Aaron Royle
  France Pierre Le Corre
  Switzerland Sven Riederer
  Italy Alessandro Fabian
  Russia Igor Polyanski
  Portugal João Silva
  Russia Alexander Bryukhankov
  Azerbaijan Rostyslav Pevtsov
  United States Joe Maloy
  France Dorian Coninx
  Slovakia Richard Varga
  New Zealand Ryan Sissons
  Norway Kristian Blummenfelt
  Mexico Irving Perez
  Hungary Gäbor Faldum
  Switzerland Andrea Salvisberg
  Belgium Jelle Greens
  United States Gregory Billington
  Belgium Martin van Riel
  Italy Davide Uccellari
  Argentina Gonzalo Tellechea
  New Zealand Tony Dodds
  Canada Andrew Yorke
  United States Ben Kanute
  Costa Rica Leonardo Chacón
  Brazil Diogo Sclebin
  Denmark Andreas Schilling
  Argentina Luciano Taccone
  Canada Tyler Mislawchuk
Tripartite Commission Invitation 1   Jordan Lawrence Fanous
ITU Points List
(as of May 15, 2016)
3   Austria Thomas Springer
  Barbados Jason Wilson
  China Bai Faquan
Re-allocation of unused quota places 7   Ireland Bryan Keane
  Israel Ron Darmon
  Mexico Rodrigo González
  Portugal Miguel Arraiolos
  Hungary Tamás Tóth
  Puerto Rico Manuel Huerta
  Ukraine Ivan Ivanov
Total 55

Women's eventEdit

Event Places Qualified NOC Selected triathlete
2015 European Games 1   Switzerland Nicola Spirig
2016 African Championships 0*   South Africa[1]
2016 Asian Championships 1   Japan Ai Ueda
2016 Oceania Championships 1   Australia Emma Moffatt
2015 Pan American Games 1   Chile Bárbara Riveros
ITU World Qualification Event 3   United States Gwen Jorgensen
  Great Britain Non Stanford
  Great Britain Vicky Holland
ITU Olympic Qualification List
(as of May 15, 2016)
36   New Zealand Andrea Hewitt
  United States Sarah True
  United States Katie Zaferes
  Netherlands Rachel Klamer
  Bermuda Flora Duffy
  Great Britain Helen Jenkins
  Australia Ashleigh Gentle
  Czech Republic Vendula Frintová
  Austria Lisa Perterer
  Ireland Aileen Morrison
  Italy Annamaria Mazzetti
  Germany Anne Haug
  Japan Yuka Sato
  Mexico Claudia Rivas
  Australia Charlotte McShane
  Brazil Pâmella Oliveira
  Japan Yurie Kato
  Austria Sara Vilic
  Spain Ainhoa Murúa
  South Africa Gillian Sanders
  New Zealand Nicky Samuels
  South Africa Mari Rabie
  Russia Alexandra Razarenova
  Ukraine Yuliya Yelistratova
  Switzerland Jolanda Annen
  Hungary Margit Vanek
  Poland Agnieszka Jerzyk
  France Audrey Merle
  Spain Carolina Routier
  Spain Miriam Casillas
  Canada Kirsten Sweetland
  Slovenia Mateja Šimic
  Italy Charlotte Bonin
  Russia Anastasia Abrosimova
  Canada Sarah-Anne Brault
  Hungary Zsófia Kovács
ITU Points List
(as of May 15, 2016)
4   Mauritius Fabienne St. Louis
  Ecuador Elizabeth Bravo
  China Wang Lianyuan
  Estonia Kaidi Kivioja
Re-allocation of unused quota places 7   Belgium Claire Michel
  Belgium Katrien Verstuyft
  Sweden Lisa Nordén
  Canada Amelie Kretz
  Russia Mariya Shorets
  Mexico Cecilia Pérez
  France Cassandre Beaugrand
Total 55

NotesEdit

^ 1. South Africa has awarded a quota place through the continental qualifier, but later declined, as SASCOC made an agreement on the Rio 2016 Olympics qualification criteria that the continental route would not be considered.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Qualification System – Games of the XXXI Olympiad – Triathlon" (PDF). ITU. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ Greene, Erin. "ITU announces 2016 Olympic Games qualification system". ITU. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  3. ^ Goddard, Emily (5 February 2014). "ITU reveals Rio 2016 Olympic qualification details". Inside the Games. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  4. ^ "SASCOC will not be considered continental qualification" (PDF). SASCOC. Retrieved 21 March 2016.