The Youth Olympic Games opens this weekend in Argentina. There’s also IRONMAN Barcelona, which typically attracts lots of British competitors, and this year is no exception.
Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games
Triathlon a major part of the global multisport event in Argentina, which gives young athletes a taste of what it might be like to compete at future Olympic Games. ETU Youth Triathlon Champion, Libby Coleman, and Calum Young represent Team GB and both of them have the opportunity to represent Europe in the Mixed Team Relay.
You can watch the action on the Olympic Channel Website here – triathlon is on at the following times:
Youth Women, 3pm UK time on Sunday 7 October - Libby Coleman
Youth Men, 3pm UK time on Monday 8 October - Calum Young
Mixed Relay, 3pm UK time on Thursday 11 October – European team TBC
At one of the final major European IRONMAN races of the season there are some big British names on the start list. Harry Wiltshire will expect to lead out the swim, but Matt Leeman is a great swimmer too. All of the British athletes have recent successes under their belts, and could do well here.
Elite Men: Reece Barclay, Brian Fogarty, Matt Leeman, Sam Proctor, Harry Wiltshire
Elite Men: Emma Deary, Natalie Seymour
Strictly Come Dancing
If you’re in front of a TV on Saturday night, be sure to watch and vote for Lauren Steadman on Strictly Come Dancing, Saturday at 6:30pm on BBC One.