Last weekend in Beijing, the union of the International Triathlon Union with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) was made official during the 15th IPC General Assembly.
ITU President and IOC Member Marisol Casado attended the General Assembly in China along with Dr. Sarah Springman - ITU Vice President and Executive Board Representative to the ITU Para triathlon Committee. Marisol Casado said she was honored to witness this moment of great importance for the ITU, for the sport of Paratriathlon and for all para triathletes.
“Since it was announced that Paratriathlon would be included in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games program, ITU has worked in conjunction with the IPC to improve competition standards for paratriathletes around the world and to make this a reality. first Paralympic participation, ”he expressed.
“Now, and as a member of the IPC, it is an honor for us to be an official part of the vibrant Paratriathlon family and to be able to take our sport to ever higher levels. It will not be only those athletes who will compete in Rio who will achieve the dream. from being Paralympic athletes, but all para triathletes will be able to be part of the International Paralympic family, ”said Casado. "It is an honor to officially join this Para Olímpica family, on behalf of ITU I want to thank IPC President Sir Phillip Craven and the IPC Board."