British Triathlon search for future Paralympic talent
Paratriathlon will continue its journey to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this weekend, as British Triathlon hosts the sport’s first talent identification weekend of the new Paralympic cycle.
Date Published: 01 February 2013
Loughborough University will host the two day talent search, which will include performance testing in all three disciplines alonsgide opportunities for all athletes to receive a national classification and information on 2013 competitions. Each attendee will also find out how the UK Sport Lottery funded British Paratriathlon Performance Programme is structured and what would be expected of them as programme athletes.
Paratriathlon will make its first appearance in the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016, and as the world’s leading paratriathlon nation since 2010, British Triathlon has very high hopes for medal winning performances in just over three and a half years time.
The Great Britain Paratriathlon Team currently boasts five world champions; double that of any other competing nation. The benchmark for joining this group of athletes is set high.
Who are British Triathlon looking for?
The team will be aiming to identify those who have a level of ability and commitment within paratriathlon to be competitive on a world stage within the next two seasons.
Therefore, athletes who show an all round high level of ability in all three sports, or those who are coming from a world-class level in a single discipline sport with a good level of ability in the others will be identified and supported through our future pathway.
Please visit the paratriathlon
section of the website for more information.