England’s Commonwealth Games triathlon selection policy has been confirmed. The Games will take place on the Gold Coast, Australia next April, and will feature Home Nation teams in triathlon and paratriathlon.
England’s selection policy focuses on the ability to win an individual medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, but also to help deliver a team relay medal. Developing athletes will have an opportunity too, with the door open for athletes to experience competing in a multi-sport Games environment.
The Commonwealth Games individual race will take place over the sprint distance, which may also suit developing athletes as well as providing an early-season test for the experienced stars who delivered three gold, one silver and one bronze medal in Glasgow in 2014.
Olympic medal winners can book their places on the team with a top five performance during the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series. Others can achieve selection by finishing in the top five (top three Commonwealth athlete) at the selection race, ITU World Triathlon Hamburg in July. Further events outside of the ITU World Triathlon Series are being considered in order to give up and coming athletes an opportunity to qualify. Final assessments will be made at the end of November, with nominations being put forward for Team England selection.
Prospective athletes are invited to review the SELECTION POLICY and put themselves forward for possible selection having understood the performance level that is expected. The selection long-list will open on 15 March; athletes should contact Sophie Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance.
Please include the following – full name (incl Mr, Miss etc), DOB, email address, best contact number, home address. Athletes must have put themselves forward to the long list by 1 May in order to be considered for selection and then access the Commonwealth Games England online portal to upload relevant information.
Bill James, chairman of Triathlon England, said: “The last Commonwealth Games were simply fantastic, and the next games are now just over a year away on the Gold Coast. We hope to see medal winners return to Team England, but this is also an important stepping stone for developing athletes. We’re looking forward to seeing them challenge for selection during this season.”
The selection policy for patatriathlon will be finalised and published soon. Scotland and Wales have already published their policies, for more information on those, visit the links below: