Triathlon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

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Triathlon
at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
2022 Commonwealth Games Triathlon.svg
VenueSutton Park
Dates29–31 July 2022
Nations29
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Triathlon was one of the sports contested at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, held in Birmingham, England. This was the fifth staging of triathlon at the Commonwealth Games since the sport's debut in 2002, and the second staging within England specifically.

The competition took place on 29 and 31 July 2022, spread across five events (including two parasport events).[1][2]

As in the last Games, the event was held over the 'sprint' format, a format that was created for venues and places that cannot fully use the Olympic distance. Therefore, this competition did not award points towards the Olympic and Paralympic classification for Paris 2024. The sprint format consisted of a event that had a shorter duration and was faster and consisted of which is the half of 'Olympic'/'Standard' distances; a 750 metre swim, a 20 kilometre bike ride and a 5 kilometre run. The mixed relay was four 'super-sprint' legs of a slightly different stages than in 2018 format: a 300 metre swim, a 5 kilometre bike leg and a 2 kilometre run.[3]

In 2022, the paralympic class chosen for the two paratriathlon events was the visually impaired PTVI classifications,replacing the PTWC events (wheelchair at the both men's and women's events. This means all the legs will be conducted with a sighted guide which also served as the tandem pilot at the cycling leg.

Schedule

The competition schedule is as follows:[1][2]

Date
Event
Fri 29 Sun 31
Men's F
Women's F
Mixed relay F
Men's PTVI F
Women's PTVI F

Venue

The triathlons will be held along courses that circulate through Sutton Park and Sutton Coldfield.[4][5]

Qualification (parasport)

A total of 20 paratriathletes (10 per gender) nominally qualify to compete at the Games.[6][7] They qualify for each event as follows:

  • Paratriathletes on the World Triathlon Para Rankings.
  • Recipient of a CGF / World Triathlon Bipartite Invitation.

Medal summary

Medal Table

  *   Host nation (England)

RankTeamGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 England*4105
2 Bermuda1001
3 Australia0134
4 New Zealand0101
 Northern Ireland0101
 Wales0101
7 Canada0011
 Scotland0011
Totals (8 teams)55515

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's
details
Alex Yee
 England
Hayden Wilde
 New Zealand
Matt Hauser
 Australia
Women's
details
Flora Duffy
 Bermuda
Georgia Taylor-Brown
 England
Beth Potter
 Scotland
Mixed relay
details
 England
Alex Yee
Sophie Coldwell
Samuel Dickinson
Georgia Taylor-Brown
 Wales
Iestyn Harrett
Olivia Mathias
Dominic Coy
Non Stanford
 Australia
Jacob Birtwhistle
Natalie van Coevorden
Matthew Hauser
Sophie Linn
Men's PTVI
details
 David Ellis (ENG)
Guide : Luke Pollard
 Sam Harding (AUS)
Guide : Luke Harvey
 Jonathan Goerlach (AUS)
Guide : David Mainwaring
Women's PTVI
details
 Katie Crowhurst (ENG)
Guide : Jessica Fullagar
 Chloe MacCombe (NIR)
Guide : Catherine A Sands
 Jessica Tuomela (CAN)
Guide : Emma Skaug

References

  1. ^ a b "Competition Schedule". BOCCG. Archived from the original on 2 March 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b Competition Schedule | Triathlon and Para Triathlon (PDF). BOCCG. p. 34. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 April 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  3. ^ Birmingham 2022 - Triathlon.
  4. ^ "Venues announced for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games". BBC News. 19 October 2018. Archived from the original on 18 November 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Venues | SUTTON PARK". BOCCG. Archived from the original on 8 February 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  6. ^ Athlete Allocation System | Para Triathlon (PDF). Commonwealth Sport / World Triathlon. 19 March 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 January 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  7. ^ "CGF Sport Update" (PDF). Commonwealth Sport. 22 April 2022. p. 1. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 April 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.

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