The 2023 Para Triathlon Sequence strikes on to the second cease of the yr this weekend, when one other eagerly anticipated version of the established WTPS Yokohama takes place on Saturday morning.
After the exertions of WTPS Devonport again in March, attentions shift to Japan and this well-known course that begins with a 750m harbour swim, transitions right into a 20km bike by way of the town streets, with its tight turns across the Kanagawa authorities constructing and iconic ferris wheel earlier than three 1.6km run laps for all however the PTWC athletes, who will deal with a single 5km lap to the end.
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The boys’s PTWC might be a straight shootout for the medals between USA’s Howie Sanborn H1, Australia’s Nic Beveridge H1 and native favorite Jumpei Kimura H1. Beveridge’s win final yr was by the narrowest of margins and because of a fast closing phase, and Kimura might be looking for revenge this time round as he chases a primary house Sequence gold.
The ladies’s wheelchair class is stacked with gold medal contenders, Lauren Parker H1 arriving off the again of her profitable Para Biking debut in Europe and up in opposition to USA’s Kendall Gretsch H1, the girl she beat to win the world title in Abu Dhabi final November. Final yr’s winner right here Margret Ijdema H1 (NED) defends her title, Brazil’s continental champion Jessica Ferreira H1 might be a significant podium menace.
The ladies’s PTS2 race seems set to be dominated by the US trio of Hailey Danz, Melissa Stockwell and Allysa Seely. Present World Champion Danz can also be the one one of many three to not have taken a gold right here; Stockwell goes for a 3rd straight Yokohama win, Seely having received 4 in a row on the course between 2016-2019.
USA’s Mohamed Lahna continued his rise with gold in Devonport and took the silver right here final yr, with Lionel Morales not racing, he’ll fancy his probabilities of gold even in opposition to the robust Frenchman Geoffrey Wersy.
Alexis Hanquinquant destroyed the boys’s PTS4 area 12 months in the past, solely Hideki Uda in a position to maintain a candle to him over the bike and the Japanese star will need to stick as shut as potential by way of the swim to face an opportunity in opposition to the good Frenchman this time round. USA’s Kelly Worrell will go head-to-head with Spain’s Carmen Gonzalez Sanchez for the ladies’s title.
The ladies’s PTVI gold sees Spain’s dependably sensible Susana Rodriguez B1 up in opposition to acquainted rival Jessica Tuomela B1 of Canada, Australian newcomer Maggie Sandles B3 desirous to observe up on her gold in Devonport. The boys’s visually impaired race will pit Kyle Coon B1 in opposition to Owen Cravens B3 and final yr’s WTPS Montreal runner-up, GB’s Oscar Kelly B3 in a wide-open race.
Martin Schulz will look to proceed his dominance of the boys’s PTS5 class within the absence of Stefan Daniel, final yr’s champion right here David Bryant (AUS) defending his title with Frenchman Antoine Besse able to push him all the best way. Within the girls’s race, Gwladys Lemoussu heads off in opposition to Cristina Miranda Zambrano (ESP).
Kini Carrasco (ESP) and Justin Godfrey carry their large expertise to the PTS3 race, German nationwide champion and World Championship bronze medallist Max Gelhaar additionally gunning for the rostrum. The ladies’s PTS4 race might be an exciting duel between Kelly Elmlinger, Carmen Gonzalez Sanchez and Sally Pilbeam, USA’s thrilling newcomer Emma Meyers makes her first Yokohama begin.
Full begin lists out there right here.
13 Might, 06.50am Native time