The final line-up for Team England’s Commonwealth Games’ triathletes has been announced today, with Sian Rainsley and Sam Dickinson joining Alex Yee, Jonathan Brownlee, Sophie Coldwell and Georgia Taylor-Brown.
The team of six will take part in the individual competitions on 29 July over a sprint distance (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) in Sutton Park, Birmingham.
Dickinson made his mark at the Montreal WTCS event in June, where he formed one-quarter of the mixed relay team that won silver and booked their 2o24 Paris Olympic slot.
While many might have expected to see Tokyo gold medallist Jess Learmonth’s name in the line-up, the swim supremo is sadly out of action due to a hip injury.
Rainsley, meanwhile, has been steadily working her way up the World Series rankings, with a career best of 5th at last year’s Hamburg WTCS event. The Commonwealths will be a great showcase for this rising GB talent.
Which paratriathletes are racing for Team England at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?
The final athletes to be announced in the PTV1 visually-impaired paratriathlon category are: Grace France (Melissa Reid’s guide), Jessica Fullagar (Katie Crowhurst’s guide), Iain Dawson and Duncan Shea Simmonds (Iain Dawson’s guide).
Which triathletes are racing for Team Scotland at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?
Team Scotland meanwhile will field a formidable cast including Beth Potter, Grant Sheldon, Cameron Main and Sophia Green, and Alison Peasgood in the PTV1 event.
This will be a third Commonwealth Games appearance for Potter, having competed in Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018.
She made history last time out, becoming the first Team Scotland athlete to compete across two sports in the same Games, running the 10,000m in athletics after completing the triathlon individual event and team relay.
Sheldon, alongside Tom Bishop, was drafted in to replace the injured Yee and Brownlee at last month’s Leeds WTCS mixed relay event. He will be competing in his third Games, while Main and Green will make their debuts after European Cup podiums helped secure their selection.
Rio Paralympic silver medallist Peasgood is also making her Commonwealth debut and will be guided by either Brooke Gilles or Hazel Macleod.
Which triathletes are racing for Team Wales at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?
Dominic Coy, Iestyn Harrett, Olivia Mathias, Issy Morris and Non Stanford will be racing for Team Wales in the individual events, with Rhys Jones competing in the men’s PTVI, guided by Rhys James.
When is the triathlon taking place at the 2022 Commonwealth Games?
Triathlon will be the first medal event at Birmingham 2022, with the individual triathlon events taking place in Sutton Park on Friday 29 July and the mixed relay and PTVI paratriathlon two days later on Sunday 31 July.
Which other triathletes will be racing in Birmingham?
Reigning Commonwealth, Olympic, World Triathlon and Xterra champion Flora Duffy will be representing Bermuda; Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist and Xterra world champion Hayden Wilde will be racing for Team New Zealand; and Matt Hauser, Jake Birtwhistle and Charlotte McShane will be hoping to do the honours for Australia.
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