World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship

Updated: 13 Feb, 2024 10:36 am

WORLD TRIATHLON ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP 2024

Project Goal
The primary objective of the World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship Programme is to identify and provide support, resources, and expertise to those athletes from developing/emerging National Federations (NF Groups*: 2, 3B, 3A) with the greatest needs to help them compete at the World and the Continental level over the last months of the Olympic Qualification Period (cut-off 27 May 2024) and help their preparation and qualification for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
(*Note: for NF Groups, please visit National Federation Survey )


Qualification Criteria
Athletes must be registered and in good standing with their National Federations. Athletes have shown the ability to race at a high standard in Continental and World Triathlon Cup-level competitions. The nominated athletes should be committed to competing in the long term and have the Olympic Games as an ultimate objective.

World Triathlon Development will consider the following criteria in the selection process:
Athletes must have the potential to be able to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games via one of the following qualification pathways:
- Individual Olympic Qualification Ranking
- World Triathlon Ranking - Continental “New Flag”
- Universality Invitational Place (IOC Tripartite Commission)
Must be from an emerging/developing National Federation (NF Groups: 2, 3B, 3A).
All applications will be considered with a strong endorsement from the Athlete’s National Federation.


Timeline
The applications should be submitted using the online form no later than Monday, 12 February 2024 (CET). Successful applicants will be informed by the end of February 2024, and World Triathlon Development will coordinate the plans with the successful athletes and their NFs.

PLEASE NOTE: The respective National Federation of the applicant MUST submit all applications. The National Federation must be in good standing with World Triathlon.

Budget
Successful applicants will receive the following:
The amount of funding allocated to each athlete depends on the programme outline submitted by the NF for each candidate.

Use of the World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship
The World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship may be used for the following as defined in the athlete’s 2024 planning and approved by World Triathlon Development: 

- Participation (travel, accommodation) at qualification races on the way to Paris 2024
- Training Camp
- Massage, Physiotherapy


Evaluation and Requirements of Recipients
The athletes selected will be tracked for the duration of the placement, and regular reporting will be required from the candidates and their personal coaches.

All recipients must make themselves available (within reason and without interfering with the athlete’s training, racing or school commitments) for interviews and photo sessions to promote the programme in their own country and internationally.

Next Triathlon Generation Scholarship - After the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

After the 2024 Paris Olympic Games,  World Triathlon will release the Next Triathlon Generation Programme for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games & beyond in July 2024.


CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: MONDAY, 12 FEBRUARY 2024 (CET) - APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

For more information on the World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship Programme, please contact Zita Csovelyak, Head of National Federation Services & Development, at zita@triathlon.org.

 

World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship Holders 2023:

Maria Carolina Velasquez Soto (COL)
Raquel Solís Guerrero (CRC)
Zuzana Michaličková (SVK)
Ivana Kuriackova (SVK)
Abdelmoula Jawad (MAR)
Diego Moya (CHI)
Ramon Armando Matute Alava (ECU)
Federico Scarabino (URU)
Luis Miguel Velasquez Ramos (VEN)
Vitalii Vorontsov (UKR)


In 2022 World Triathlon awarded an Athlete Support Grant to U23 Athletes in conjunction with the 2022 World Triathlon Championship Finals Abu Dhabi.

U23 World Triathlon Championships | Athlete Support Grant Recipients | 2022 Abu Dhabi

Seifeldee Ismail (EGY)
Seifeddine Selmi (TUN)
Marcin Stanglewicz (POL)
Jamie Riddle (RSA)
Tzu I Pan (TPE)
Yejin Park (KOR)
Hannah Newman (RSA)
Alzbeta Hruskova (CZE)
Bailee Brown (HKG)

Post-Tokyo, World Triathlon Development reviewed the applications and athletes’ race results in 2021 and awarded some athletes as future potentials.
World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship NextTriGen holders in 2021:
Diego MOYA (CHI)
Tyler Smith (BER)
Erica Hawley (BER)
Henry Rappo (EST)
Andie Kuipers (ZIM)

World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship holders in 2021:
Antoanela MANAC (ROU)
Leslie Amat Alvarez (CUB)
Kaidi KIVIOJA (EST)
Diego MOYA (CHI)
Mohamad ALSABBAGH (SYR)
Mohamad MASO (SYR)
Ognjen STOJANOVIC (SRB)

World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship holders in 2020:

Antoanela MANAC (ROU)
Badr SIWANE (MAR)
Basmla ELSALAMONEY (EGY)
Diego MOYA (CHI)
Juan Jose ANDRADE FIGUEROA (ECU)
Kaidi KIVIOJA (EST)
Luis Felipe BARRAZA ROJAS (CHI)
Mehdi ESSADIQ (MAR)
Mohamad ALSABBAGH (SYR)
Mohamad MASO (SYR)
Ognjen STOJANOVIC (SRB)
Romina Natali BIAGIOLI (ARG)

World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship holders in 2019:

Antoanela Manac (ROM)
Brian Moya (COL)
Erica Hawley (BER)
Kaidi Kivioja (EST)
Kim Marion Mangrobang (PHI)
Matthew Wright (BAR)
Ognjen Stojanovic (SER)
Tyler Smith (BER)

World Triathlon Athlete Scholarship holders in 2018:

Armando Matute (ECU)
Brian Moya (COL)
Diana Castillo (COL)
Edda Hannesdottir (ISL)
Erica Hawley (BER)
Juan José Andrade Figueroa (ECU)
Kaidi Kivioja (EST)
Matthew Wright (BAR)
Mikita Bely (BLR)
Mikita Katsianeu (BLR)
Ognjen Stojanovic (SER)
Tyler Smith (BER)