ITU honours paratriathletes on People with Disabilities Day

by Erin Greene on 03 Dec, 2012 03:08 • Español

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Highlights from the Paratriathlon World Championships in Auckland

In honour of the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, ITU celebrates its incredible paratriathletes by highlighting their achievements and the sport’s great growth this year.

The 2012 ITU paratriathlon season was one of the most successful to date, which was highlighted with a record 109 paratriathletes at the 2012 World Championships. The number is nearly threefold that of the 2008 World Championships just four years ago.

After the 25th ITU Congress in Auckland, Claire Cunningham (GBR) and Oswald Kydd (RSA) became the first paratriathletes to be elected to the ITU Athlete Committee.

In October, Yannick Bourseaux (FRA) and Melissa Stockwell (USA) were shortlisted to be the International Paralympic Committee Athlete of the Month for their accomplishments at World Championships. Bourseaux won the accolade, while Stockwell was named the United States Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Month.

Earlier in the year, paratriathlon champions were crowned for the first time at the inaugural stand-alone PATCO continental championships for the Americas. That same week, Ireland held its first ever Paratriathlon National Championships, marking a landmark step in the country’s paratriathlon growth.

Paratriathlon also received a big boost in Australia this year when Triathlon Australia and the Australia Paralympic Committee held a seminar to support paratriathlon programmes ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games.

ITU would like to congratulate all the paratriathletes for their accomplishments, as well as all National Federations working to grow the sport of paratriathlon. To find out more about paratriathlon, please click here.

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20 - 22 Oct, 2012 • event pageall results
Results: U23 Women
1. Non Stanford GBR 02:13:06
2. Sarissa De Vries NED 02:13:15
3. Joanna Brown CAN 02:14:12
4. Claudia Rivas MEX 02:14:26
5. Natalie Van Coevorden AUS 02:14:28
Results: U23 Men
1. Aaron Royle AUS 01:57:17
2. Fernando Alarza ESP 01:57:20
3. Thomas Bishop GBR 01:57:21
4. Pierre Le Corre FRA 01:57:29
5. Ryan Fisher AUS 01:57:51
Results: Elite Women
1. Anne Haug GER 02:10:48
2. Gwen Jorgensen USA 02:11:00
3. Barbara Riveros CHI 02:11:01
4. Lisa Norden SWE 02:11:03
5. Jodie Stimpson GBR 02:11:03
Results: Elite Men
1. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 02:00:29
2. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 02:00:31
3. Sven Riederer SUI 02:01:18
4. Steffen Justus GER 02:01:40
5. Gregor Buchholz GER 02:01:46
Results: Junior Women
1. Fumika Matsumoto JPN 01:08:33
2. Leonie Periault FRA 01:08:36
3. Tamara Gorman USA 01:08:39
4. Sarah Wilm GER 01:08:44
5. Maddie Dillon NZL 01:08:50
Results: Junior Men
1. Wian Sullwald RSA 01:01:44
2. Simon Viain FRA 01:01:58
3. Constantine Doherty IRL 01:01:59
4. Kristian Blummenfelt NOR 01:02:31
5. Gordon Benson GBR 01:02:45
Results: 75-79 Male AG
1. Keith Pearce AUS 03:16:04
2. Karlton Naylor USA 03:41:08
3. Garth Barfoot NZL 03:51:49
4. Henry Grills USA 04:08:00
5. Ian Robinson NZL 04:13:01
Results: 75-79 Female AG
DNF. Sheila Isaacs USA DNF
Results: 70-74 Male AG
1. Dave Robinette USA 02:54:42
2. Roger Little USA 02:56:29
3. William Marshall USA 03:00:07
4. Bill Marty USA 03:08:11
5. Peter Ellis NZL 03:09:50
Results: 70-74 Female AG
1. Elizabeth Brackett USA 03:26:25
2. Sibyl Jacobson USA 03:40:21
3. Peggy McDowell-Cramer USA 03:45:21
4. Graciela Val USA 03:58:49
5. Lois Leon USA 04:00:38
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