1 July 2023 markes the start 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 in order to gain Olympic Qualification points on the way to 2024 Paris.
The target group will be Para triathletes from National Federations who did not have medallists* at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo and their National Federations belong to National Federation Group 2, 3B, 3A, 4 (As per National Federation Survey 2021, more details are here). Para triathletes who have already shown competence at a Continental and/or World level and are looking to make the step up to top-level training and racing but need the support to do so. These Para athletes should be seen as Paralympic prospects (Paris 2024, LA 2028) by their National Federations. World Triathlon may consider direct application from Para athletes with refugee status or from their host federation. These cases will be directly managed by TRI and the athlete 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 in 2023
- Must meet the target group criteria above
PLEASE NOTE: All applications MUST be submitted and endorsed by the respective National Federation of the applicant. The National Federation must be in good standing with World Triathlon.
The online applications should be submitted no later than Friday 23 June 2023 (CEST). Successful applicants will be informed the following week.
Online Application Form
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.
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 2023 World Para Triathlon Events
- Recovery services: Massage, Physiotherapy
For more information on the World Para Triathlete Support Grant, please get in touch with Eric Angstadt, Sr. Manager Para triathlon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2023 Para Athlete Support Grant Recepients
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)
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