Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games — August 24-September 5, 2021

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Qualification and Selection Criteria

World Triathlon Qualification Procedures
Four medal events will be held per gender (8 total) for a combined maximum field of 80 athletes (36 men, 36 women, 8 gender free):

Men's medal events: PTWC, PTVI, PTS4, PTS5
Women's medal events: PTWC, PTVI, PTS2, PTS5

  • Qualification slots will be allocated to each National Paralympic Committee (NPC) through the ITU Paralympic Qualification List – maximum of two qualification slots per medal event (16 total per NPC)
  • An NPC can enter a maximum of two eligible athletes per medal event. 

More information about ITU Qualification Procedures can be found here

U.S. Paralympic Triathlon Team Selection Criteria 
USAT Athlete Selection Procedures - 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games  *Amended on March 4, 2021.   
USAT Guiding Principles of Paralympic Selection *added on June 3, 2020 and amended on February 18, 2021
USAT Paralympic Games Selection Process*added on June 14, 2021 
Bipartite Slot Submission by USAT PGASC: Aaron Scheidies and Melissa Stockwell

Additional Selection Criteria Documents
2020 Paralympic Staff Selection Procedures *Amended May 13, 2020**