WTCS races are Olympic Distance and Sprint Distance races, all at the very highest level in the world. The speed is immense, the excitement often unprecedented. World Triathlon has shared some interesting stats about the WTCS women’s competition, which we’ll use down below:
The season’s 27 WTCS medals were shared between six nations, Great Britain with the biggest haul of eleven (Taylor-Brown, Beth Potter and Sophie Coldwell), Bermuda’s one-woman-show Duffy scooped five on her own, France won four and the USA and Germany three apiece, New Zealand one.
In terms of the total number of athletes representing their nation at a WTCS, Japan and Great Britain had the deepest squads with ten apiece competing through the year, the next highest was France with eight. The youngest woman to start was Sweden’s Tilda Mansson, just 18-years-old when she made her Series debut at the Championship Finals.