Friday, 19 Aug, 2022

Final Olympic numbers announced

Luke Willian's performance on the final weekend of Olympic qualifying helped Australia qualify three male athletes for Tokyo. (Picture: Instagram)

After a whirlwind qualifying period that started on May 1, World Triathlon has released the final Olympic simulation summaries. The final weekend of qualifying saw Australia qualify a third man to Tokyo, making Australia the only country to qualify three men and women for the Games – Luke Willian’s win at the Oceania Triathlon Championships and Cup Port Douglas was enough to move him to 28th in the World Triathlon Olympic Ranking. American Eli Hamming had to pull out of the race in Huatulco this weekend due to an injury, dropping him one spot in the standings to 31, which means America will only qualify two men for Tokyo.

As you can see from the chart below, there will be 55 men and 55 women at the Games, They are from 39 countries, with 17 countries qualified to compete in the Mixed Team Relay, which will debut in Tokyo.

In the women’s field, Australia, Great Britain, Italy and the United States have qualified three athletes. For the men, Australia, Spain and Norway have qualified three athletes. (Norway has only qualified one woman, though, so they won’t be able to compete in the Mixed Team Relay.)

We’re 41 days away from seeing the men’s race in Tokyo – it is scheduled for July 26 at 6:30 AM local time. The women go the next day (July 27), also at 6:30 AM, while the Mixed Team Relay is scheduled for July 31 at 7:30 AM local time.

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