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World Triathlon confirms Tokyo start list

Canada to be set up in the middle of transition for all the Olympic events

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

After we learned who would be representing Canada at the Olympics yesterday, today World Triathlon has confirmed the entry lists for the Games. The men will head off first on July 26 – Canadians Tyler Mislawchuk and Matthew Sharpe will be wearing race numbers 15 and 16.

“New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde (1) and Tayler Reid (2) will be setting up at the transition exit, with Japan’s Makoto Odakura and Kenji Nener opposite,” World Triathlon reported today. “France’s World Champion Vincent Luis wears the number seven, Tyler Mislawchuk (CAN) the fifteen, Spanish stars Javier Gomez Noya (21) and Mario Mola (22) close by in the transition.”

“The Norwegian trio of Kristian Blummenfelt (43), Gustav Iden (44) and Casper Stornes (45) will also occupy the middle of transition, with the British duo Jonathan Brownlee (54) and Alex Yee (55) nearest to the dismount line along with the youngest man in the field, 21-year-old Oscar Coggins (HKG),” today’s release continues.

The women compete on July 27. In that race Canadians Joanna Brown and Amelie Kretz will wear race numbers 18 and 19.

The women’s race will see current World Triathlon Championship Series Leader Maya Kingma (NED) wearing the number one, the USA trio of Taylor Knibb (11), Summer Rappaport (12) and Katie Zaferes (13) towards the centre of transition,” World Triathlon reports. “Bermuda’s Flora Duffy (29), like the British and Austrian men and Italian women, finds herself in potentially prime position at the very start of transition by the dismount line. From there, the athletes will have the length of transition to move into the best spot to tackle the first left-hand bend out of the blue carpet, as well as a shorter distance to push their bikes coming off the back of what will be a hot and hard 40km ride. The Rio 2016 silver and bronze medalists, Swiss legend Nicola Spirig (26) and Britain’s 2018 World Champion Vicky Holland (32) occupy opposite ends of transition, Holland’s teammates Georgia Taylor-Brown (34) and Jessica Learmonth (33) setting up next to French pair Cassandre Beaugrand (30) and Leonie Periault (31).”

Numbers for the the mixed relay event, which will take place on July 31, were assigned based on the current world rankings for the 18 teams. France will wear number one thanks to its three straight world titles, followed by Australia (2), USA (3), Great Britain (4), and New Zealand (5). Canada will be wearing race number 11.

You can find all the start lists for the Tokyo Games here.