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Record participation of the Spanish Paralympic Triathlon in the Paris Games

Spain is preparing to make history at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games with the largest Paralympic triathlon delegation in its history.

Our paratriarmada will be made up of 13 athletes, a number that positions Spain as one of the three countries with the most representatives in this competition, only surpassed by the United States and France.

An arduous qualifying path

After a demanding qualification process, Spain has managed to assemble a diverse and highly competitive team, with the aim of improving the excellent results obtained in previous editions.

Since its debut at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and its consecration in Tokyo 2020, the Spanish team has not stopped growing and consolidating itself as one of the world leaders in this sport.

Team leaders

Leading the selection is the Galician Susana Rodríguez (PTVI), who, together with his guide Sara Perez, will seek to revalidate his Paralympic title in Paris.

In the PTVI men's category, the Valencian Héctor Catalá and his guide, the Balearic Carlos Oliver, as well as the Madrid José Luis García “Jota” with his guide, also from Madrid Diego Mentrida, will be present to defend their positions. It is worth remembering that Héctor Catalá won the silver medal in Tokyo 2020.

New and veteran participants

Among the new additions, the Skechers athlete from Madrid stands out. Daniel Molina (PTS3), who, after the inclusion of his category, will be able to fulfill his dream of competing in the Paralympic Games.

Molina, multiple world champion, is one of the big bets to win gold in Paris. For her part, the Madrid native and also a Skechers athlete Eva Moral (PTWC), will repeat participation seeking to improve her Tokyo bronze, accompanied by her handler Ángel Salamanca.

The Salamanca Alejandro Sánchez Palomero (PTS4), will also be present in Paris, along with the Castilian-La Mancha debutante Martha French in the female PTS4 category. Both will seek to stand out and raise the name of Spain.

Another veteran is the one from Almeria Jairo Ruiz (PTS5), who will compete in his third Paralympic Games after debuting in Rio 2016 and participating in Tokyo 2020.

In the PTS2 category, we will have Vizcaina Rakel Mateo and the canary Lionel Morales, both with experience in previous editions of the Games.

Paralympic Promises 

Three athletes will debut in the Paralympic Games after being members of the Caixabank Paralympic Promises Team: the Balearic Nil Riudavets (PTS4), the one from Madrid Andrea Miguelez (PTS5) and the Andalusian Diego Lardon (PTS3). These young athletes have had the support of the Spanish Paralympic Committee (CPE) and the FETRI to achieve this achievement.

Competition calendar

The Paralympic triathlon competitions will take place on September 1 and 2 and can be followed through RTVE.

On September 1 at 8:15 the PTS2, PTS3, PTS4 and PTS5 tests will begin, while on September 2 at the same time the PTVI and PTWC tests will be held.

 

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