Para athlete Support Grant

Updated: 04 Apr, 2024 06:55 am


1 July 2024 marks the closure of the Paralympic Qualification period towards the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games. World Triathlon offers financial assistance to Para triathletes to prepare and attend World Triathlon-sanctioned Para events to gain Olympic Qualification points and maximise their potential to be on the blue carpet in Paris and beyond.

Target Group

The target group will be Para triathletes from National Federations who did not have medallists* at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Their National Federations belong to National Federation Group 2, 3B, 3A, 4 (As per National Federation Survey 2022, more details are here). Para triathletes who have already shown competence at a Continental and/or World level and are looking to step up to top-level training and racing need support. These Para athletes should be seen as Paralympic prospects (Paris 2024, LA 2028) by their National Federations. World Triathlon may consider direct applications from Para athletes with refugee status or from their host federation. TRI and the athlete will directly manage these cases after approving their refugee status.


Para triathletes must be registered and in good standing with their National Federations and have shown the ability to race at a high standard. The nominated Para triathletes should be committed to competing in the long term and have the Paralympic Games as an ultimate objective.

The following criteria will be considered in the selection process:

  • Current position on the World Triathlon Para Rankings
  • Completion of one World Triathlon-sanctioned Para event since 1 July 2023
  • Must meet the target group criteria above

PLEASE NOTE: All applications MUST be submitted and endorsed by the applicant’s respective National Federation. The National Federation must be in good standing with World Triathlon.


The online applications should be submitted before Friday, 15 March 2024 (CET). . Successful applicants will be informed the following week.

Use of the Support Grant

The World Triathlon Para Triathlete Support Grant is entitled to be used for the following.

  • Travel and accommodation in conjunction with the 2024 World Para Triathlon Events
  • Recovery services: Massage, Physiotherapy
  • Equipment

For more information on the World Para Triathlete Support Grant, please get in touch with Eric Angstadt, Sr. Manager Para triathlon at


2024 Para Athlete Support Grant Recipients

Laura-Liis Juursalu (EST) PTS5
Alisa Kolpakchy (UKR) PTS5
Fethi Zouinkhi (TUN) PTWC
Juan Esteban Patino (COL) PTS2
Joe Kurt (LUX) PTS4
Darius Dumitru (ROU) PTWC
Lazar Filipović (SRB) PTVI

2023 Para Athlete Support Grant Recipients

Kirsty Weir (RSA) PTS3
Laydis Vega (PAN) PTS5
Shashruti Vinayak Nakade (IND) PTS2
Eslam Ali (EGY) PTWC
Rustamjan Satiboldiyev (UZB) PTS2
Gerasimos Lignos (GRE) PTVI
Bence Mocsari (HUN) PTS5
Lazar Filipovic (SRB) PTVI
Ibrahim Al Hussein (TRI) PTS3

In 2022, World Triathlon awarded an Athlete Support Grant to Para Triathletes in conjunction with the 2022 World Triathlon Championship Finals Abu Dhabi.

World Para Triathlon Championships | Para triathlete Support Grant Recipients | 2022 Abu Dhabi

Antonio Franko (CRO)
Bence Mocsári (HUN)
Fethi Zouinkhi (TUN)
Filipe Marques (POR)
Seyed Shooresh Delpasand (IRI)
Krushna Babasaheb Tanpure (IND)