Triathlon: Roster Complete with Publication of Olympic Qualification Rankings, Continental Representatives and Tripartite Quotas

With the final eligible events concluded, the remaining quotas in triathlon have been revealed. Most of the athletes qualified through the Individual Olympic Qualification Rankings, continental quotas were available through the world rankings and the tripartite commission has chosen which athlete to award a wild card.

The Individual Olympic Qualification Ranking consisted of the top 12 performances of an athlete over two qualification periods. Only a maximum of 7 results can be obtained in one period. The first occurred from May 11th 2018 to March 16th 2020 and the second occurred between May 1st 2021 and June 14th 2021.

Nations could qualify up to three men and three women, but only if all three appeared in the top 30. For nations which qualified in the mixed relay they can qualify a third athlete only if their third highest ranked athlete appeared in the top 30. For the nations which fail to achieve this, the maximum quotas they can obtain are two men and two women.

Australia, France, Norway and Spain will compete with three men while Australia, Great Britain, Italy and the United States will compete with three women. Additionally, by qualifying at least two men and two women, Austria, Canada, Hungary, Mexico, South Africa and Spain will be eligible to compete in the mixed relay.

The continental quotas were awarded to the highest ranked nations not yet qualified in the World Triathlon Rankings. These were awarded to Morocco’s Mehdi Essadiq, Chile’s Diego Moya, Hong Kong’s Oscar Coggins and Romania’s Felix Duchampt for the men and Egypt’s Basmla Elsalamoney, Argentina’s Romina Biagioli, China’s Zhong Mengying and Ireland’s Carolyn Hayes for the women.

As Oceania did not have any eligible athletes, the quotas were reallocated to the next highest ranked eligible athletes in the Olympic Rankings, Luxembourg Stefan Zachaus for the men and Russia’s Anastasia Gorbunova for the women.

The tripartite quotas were also awarded. Originally, 2 men and 2 women were expected to be given a spot to compete, but only 1 men’s quota was awarded to Syria’s Mohamad Maso. The remaining quotas were awarded to the next highest ranked eligible athlete. Ireland’s Russell White for the men and Canada’s Amelie Kretz and South Africa’s Gillian Sanders for the women.

This concludes the qualification process for triathlon. All that remains is for nations to accept their quotas.

Update: The quota won by Denmark has been rejected. It was reallocated to Russia in order for them to be eligible to compete in the mixed team event.

Qualified Nations

Men’s Individual
* Australia
* Austria
* Austria
* Azerbaijan
* Brazil
* Canada
* Canada
* Chile
* France
* Hong Kong
* Hungary
* Hungary
* Ireland
* Israel
* Israel
* Luxembourg
* Mexico
* Mexico
* Morocco
* Norway
* Norway
* Norway
* Portugal
* Portugal
* Romania
* Russia
* Russia
* South Africa
* South Africa
* Spain
* Spain
* Spain
* Syria

Women’s Individual
* Argentina
* Australia
* Austria
* Austria
* Bermuda
* Brazil
* Brazil
* Canada
* Canada
* Chile
* China
* Czech Republic
* Czech Republic
* Ecuador
* Egypt
* Estonia
* Great Britain
* Hungary
* Hungary
* Ireland
* Italy
* Mexico
* Mexico
* Norway
* Portugal
* Russia
* Russia
* South Africa
* South Africa
* Spain
* Spain
* Ukraine
* United States

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