Today the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the ITU announced three of the six medal events that will be part of paratriathlon’s debut at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympic Games.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will each have three events. The men’s PT1 and PT4 sport classes will be two of the men’s three events, while the women’s PT4 is the first of the three events to be announced.
“Paratriathlon’s addition to the Paralympic programme is going to be a monumental moment for our sport,” said ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado. “As paratriathlon continues to expand drastically each year, we remain committed to evolving with its growing demands and competitiveness. We are hopeful and dedicated to seeing even more medal events contested in Tokyo.” Together, the IPC and ITU will continue working over the summer to identify the remaining medal events, making the decision following its board meeting in October.