This next July 26, the individual triathlon events will be held at the Tokyo Olympic Games, where the best triathletes in the world will be.
The World Triathlon has announced the position where each triathlete will be after having made a draw.
Why is it important to have a good starting position?
The ability to choose the straightest line to the first buoy, or start alongside some of the strongest swimmers, is one of the most important things in this segment.
Since losing a few seconds can make you miss the cycling lead group and make an extra effort to catch up, which can take its toll in the last segment of the run.
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How were the positions chosen?
The positions were chosen in order of the current Olympic classification, although the selection of the top 10 athletes was not revealed until everyone's selection was over.
Tokyo 2020 men's triathlon starting positions
These are the starting points.
The positions of the Spanish
These are the positions of the Spanish
Analysis of positions
The top two athletes and training partners Mario Mola (ESP) and Vincent Luis (FRA) chose the two furthest spots from the bay, while renowned swimmer Henri Schoeman (RSA), Jonathan Brownlee (GBR), Morgan Pearson (EE And Javier Gómez Noya (ESP) will occupy the first four positions closest to the transition.
Along with the Polyanskiy brothers, who placed themselves in the middle of the pontoon, Brownlee and Schoeman were two of the fastest in the 1,5 km swim of Rio 2016.
Five athletes stand between Gustav Iden and his Norwegian teammates Kristian Blummenfelt and Casper Stornes, Jonas Schomburg (GER), Bence Bicsak (HUN), Alex Yee (GBR), Alois Knabl (AUT) and Hayden Wilde (NZL).
Canadian Tyler Mislawchuk and Australian Jacob Birtwhistle will also look to be close to Luis, probably one of the fastest triathletes in the water.
There are no previous results.