We have all the names and start numbers now – today World Triathlon confirmed the entry lists for the Olympic Games triathlon events in Tokyo. There are 55 men and women registered for the individual events (July 26 and 27), while 18 teams have qualified for the mixed team relay race on July 31.
It’s hard to say whether being at either the entrance or exit of transition is of any help, but if it is New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde (1) and Tayler Reid (2) will enjoy their positions at the transition exit for the men’s race, while Great Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee (54) and Alex Yee (55) will find themselves at the opposite end of transition, near the dismount line. Medal contenders who are situated more to the center of transition include: France’s Vincent Luis (7), Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk (15), Spain’s Javier Gomez (21) and Mario Mola (22), Norway’s Kristian Blummenfelt (43), Gustav Iden (44) and Casper Stornes (45).
Next to the transition exit in the women’s race will be current World Triathlon Championship Series leader Maya Kingma (1), while another medal favorite, Bermuda’s Flora Duffy (29), will be set up next to the dismount line. The strong American contingent of Taylor Knibb (11), Summer Rappaport (12) and Katie Zaferes (14), Switzerland’s two-time medalist Nicola Spirig (26), Frances’s Cassandre Beaugrand (30), along with the powerful British threesome of Vicky Holland (32), Jessica Learmonth (33) and Georgia Taylor-Brown (34) will all be set up closer to the center of transition.
The mixed relay transition spots are based on the world rankings. That means three-time consecutive world champions France will be in the first position, followed by Australia (2), USA (3), Great Britain (4) and New Zealand (5).
You can find the start lists for the Olympic Games triathlon here.