Gold Coast 2018

Team Scotland Triathletes

Marc Austin: Individual & Mixed Team Relay
Grant Sheldon: Individual & Mixed Team Relay
Beth Potter: Individual & Mixed Team Relay
Erin Wallace: Mixed Team Relay
Karen Darke: Paratriathlon

Click on the athlete name for their Team Scotland biography.

Team Scotland Results

Beth Potter report: 12th
Marc Austin report: 3rd
Grant Sheldon report: 17th
Karen Darke report: 4th
Mixed Team Relay report: 7th

Full ITU results are here.

The Commonweath Games courses are available to view below


Individual women’s and men’s events

In the Commonwealth Games Triathlon competition, each nation is allowed to enter a maximum of three men and three women for the Individual events, from which it then selects two men and two women to combine for the Mixed Team Relay.

Both the individual women’s and men’s events will be a combination of a 750m open water swim, 20km cycle and 5km run completed in immediate succession.

The competition is a finals phase only with transition areas positioned between the swim and cycle segments (T1), and the cycle and run segments (T2). These areas will be used by athletes to rack bikes, performance clothing and any other accessories essential for preparing for the next section of the race.

Mixed Team Relay
This innovative event sees athletes complete a super-sprint triathlon. The Mixed Team Relay teams consist of four athletes: two women and two men. Each athlete is required to complete a course of 250m open water swim, 7km cycle and 1.5km run, before tagging their team mate. The Mixed Team Relay race order will be: female – male – female – male.

Para-Triathlon PTWC women’s and men’s events
In the Commonwealth Games Para-Triathlon competition, each nation is allowed to enter a maximum of two men and two women.

The Para-Triathlon will be a combination of a 750m open water swim, 20km hand cycle and 5km racing wheelchair completed in immediate succession. For the cycling segment, athletes must use a recumbent handcycle and for the run segment, a racing wheelchair. The competition is a finals phase only with transition areas positioned between the swim and cycle segments (T1), and the cycle and run segments (T2). Handlers can help athletes transition from one discipline to the next.

In the PTWC class there are two sub-classes (H1 and H2) and the classification will be run with a compensation time (staggered start). Men and women compete in the same event, although medals are awarded to the first competitors to complete the course in the women’s and men’s race.

Triathlon Para-Sport Classification PTWC

Athletes who predominantly use a wheelchair for their daily ambulation. Includes athletes with comparable activity limitation and an impairment of, but not limited to: muscle power, limb deficiency, hypertonia, ataxia and athetosis. Common health conditions could include spinal cord lesions, above knee amputee, severe cerebral palsy.

It is divided into two subclasses, H1 which is the most impaired and H2 which is the least impaired.

H1 athletes have an advantage with a staggered start ahead of the H2 athletes. H2 men start 3:35 minutes after H1 men and H2 women start 4:48 minutes after H1 women.

Race times

Gold Coast is 9 hours AHEAD of the UK

Individual Standard Distance Races
Thursday 5 April
Women: 9:31am AUS – 12:31am Thursday UK
Men: 1.01pm AUS – 4.01am Thursday UK

Paratriathlon
Saturday 7 April
Men’s and Women’s PTWC: 9:31am AUS – 12:31am Saturday UK

Mixed Relay
Saturday 7 April
Mixed Relay: 1:01pm AUS – 4:01am UK

Coverage

Visit BBC for details of live and highlights coverage.

Triathlon In The Commonwealth Games

Triathlon made its Commonwealth Games debut in 2002 at the Manchester Games and returned to the sport programme at Glasgow 2014, having not featured at the Delhi 2010 Games. It has since been elevated to a core sport and is included for 2018 along with Para-Triathlon, now an optional discipline, which will make its debut in Gold Coast.

Triathlon races are held according to the rules of the International Triathlon Union (ITU).

In the Commonwealth Games Triathlon competition there are five medal events consisting of: Individual Women, Individual Men, Para-Triathlon PTWC Women, Para-Triathlon PTWC Men and the Mixed Team Relay.

Each nation is allowed to enter a maximum of three men and three women for the Individual events, from which it then selects two men and two women to combine for the Mixed Team Relay. Each nation is allowed to enter a maximum of two men and two women into the Para-Triathlon competition.

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