Para triathlon included in LA Paralympics in 2028
Para triathlon maintains its status within the Paralympic programPhoto by: World Triathlon
Not sure if our Paratriathlete of the Year – Stefan Daniel – will be in the hunt for another medal again in 2028 (let’s get through Paris first, right?) but, if he is, there’s good news – “the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board has just confirmed the inclusion of Para triathlon on the Games programme for Los Angeles 2028,” according to a release from World Triathlon.
Triathlon joins 21 other sports on the program for the LA Games, which will include: Para badminton, Boccia, Blind football, Goalball, Para judo, Para canoe, Para equestrian, Para table tennis, Wheelchair tennis, Wheelchair fencing, Wheelchair basketball, Para archery, Para athletics, Para powerlifting, Sitting volleyball, Para swimming, Para rowing, Shooting Para sport, Para taekwondo, Para triathlon, Wheelchair rugby and Para cycling.
“We are absolutely delighted with this announcement,” said World Triathlon President and IOC member, Marisol Casado. “This means a great consolidation to a project that we initiated back in 2008 and that has given us so many great rewards. Given the limitations to a certain degree of the Paralympic Games programme, it is a huge achievement for World Triathlon that Para triathlon maintains its status within the Paralympic Programme, our Para triathletes deserve it . We will continue to invest in the growing presence of our sport within the Paralympic movement, and we are fully committed to continue to work closely with the IPC and all our stakeholders to strengthen our presence in the Paralympics, and potentially try to increase the number of medal events and athletes that will compete in Los Angeles in 2028.”