The attention of the triathletic world this week focuses on Japan, where the race is played Olympic Games test which are celebrated within a year in Tokyo, quote that helps triathletes and technicians to know first hand the circuits and conditions that will be found next year in the most important sports event on the planet.
Two different criteria for the Olympic places
Many countries also use this test as National qualifier for the Olympic squares which makes it a vital test for many triathletes.
In the case of Spain, the Feminine criteria are maintained in this Tokyo test, while the masculine criterion, following the decision of the Technical Directorate, agreed with the athletes involved and approved by the Board of Directors, has moved to the Grand Final of the Lausanne World Series to favor the fight for the World Cup of our triathletes. (More information on the Olympic qualification criteria: http://triatlon.org/triweb/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/CRITERIOS-JJO-TOKYO-2020.pdf)
Miriam Casillas our representative in the women's event
Miriam Casillas It will be the female representative in the test to play in Olympic distance with the sights set on the TOP10 to be able to meet the technical criteria set to attend the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
He will not have it easy in a race in which an important battle between the British will take place (Learmonth, Taylor-Brown, The Netherlands, Standford, Coldwell) and Americans (Zaferes, Spivey, Rappaport, Knibb, Kasper) how usual, along with other big names like the French Beaugrand, the Australian Gentle, the Belgian Claire Michel or the dutch Rachel Klamer. To all of them, he joins Flora Duffy, the 2016 and 2017 World Champion that reappears in this event, no doubt, with the sights set on next year's Olympic gold.
Genis Grau our representative in the men's test
For its part, Genis Grau will take the exit in the male test. An appointment in which you can continue to accumulate international experience in a season in which you have already been able to play a World Series of Mixed Relay in Nottingham and several World Cups (8º in Madrid and Tiszaujvaros), in addition to the European tests at the start of the year where he reaped great results, including a victory in Sines EC.
Their rivals will be of the highest entity with Jacob Birtwhistle (AUS) at the head, the Norwegians Blummenfelt, Iden y Stornes, the South African Schoeman, Belgian Geens y Van Rail or the British Jonny Brownlee y Alex Yee, among many other world-class triathletes, how this season has been usual in the World Series will offer us an exciting career, very open and unpredictable to elucidate the podium positions.
There will also be proof of the Mixed Relay
The pre-Olympic event will also feature an appointment of the World Series of Mixed Relay, in which Spain will participate to follow in the positive line of the last participations from Hamburg and Edmonton.
A Miriam Casillas y Genis Grau they join the recent European bronze sprint, Tamara Gómez and David Castro, completing a relay team with maximum competitive guarantees.
To close the test, a Paratriathlon World Cup is also played, also having the possibility of knowing the circuits that will be found in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Spain will have the canary Juan Jesús Aguiar at the PTS4 exit.