Para Triathlon and Para Cycling both are included among the 22 sports selected for the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games. This is confirmed by World Triathlon and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
World Triathlon President and IOC member, Marisol Casado, said “We are absolutely delighted with this announcement. 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.”
Taking place on August 15-27, 2028, a record 33 para-sports submitted applications to the IPC to be considered for inclusion in the LA28 Paralympic Games. The 22 sports included in the programme of the LA 2028 Paralympic Games will be: para badminton, boccia, blind football, goalball, para judo, para canoe, para equestrian, para table tennis, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair fencing, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, para archery, para athletics, para powerlifting, sitting volleyball, para swimming, para rowing, shooting para sport, para taekwondo, para triathlon, and para cycling.