2016 Australian Olympic Triathlon Team Nomination Criteria

This weekend’s World Triathlon Series round in Rio gives the Australian ITU triathletes their first opportunity to be selected on the team for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Below is a excerpt from the official nomination criteria document. There is a link below to the full document below.

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For the purposes of nomination to the AOC of Athletes for selection to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team TA will:

(1) only nominate those Athletes who to the satisfaction of TA have competed in the events or trials and completed the training regime and met other attendance, team participation and performance requirements as follows:

Automatic Nomination

A. Olympic Qualification Event: Rio Olympic Test Event, 1 – 2 August 2015 (“1st OQ Event”)

i. The first eligible athlete (male and female) that finishes in the top three (3) positions in the 1st OQ Event will:

a. have qualified a quota place for Australia in accordance with the ITU Qualification System;

b. be nominated by TA to the AOC, subject to the athlete satisfying and continuing to satisfy the requirements set out in these Criteria; and

c. be required to follow a training and competition preparation plan for the 2016 Olympic Games as agreed with the NPD;

OR

ii. Should no athlete satisfy clause 2(1)A(i) above, the first eligible athlete (male and female) that finishes between 4th and 10th positions in the 1st OQ Event:

a. will be nominated by TA to the AOC, subject to the athlete satisfying and continuing to satisfy the requirements set out in these Criteria, including but not limited to, the requirement to

(1) continue to compete in international competitions in order to qualify quota places for Australia in accordance with the
ITU Qualification System; and

(2) follow a training and competition preparation plan for the 2016 Olympic Games as agreed with the NPD;

B. World Series Triathlon Event: WTS race in first quarter of 2016 (“2nd OQ Event”)( Date and location TBC)

i. The first eligible athlete (male and female) that finishes in the top ten (10) positions in the 2nd OQ Event:

a. will be nominated by TA to the AOC, subject to the athlete satisfying and continuing to satisfy the requirements set out in these Criteria, including but not limited to, the requirement to;

(1) continue to compete in international competitions in order to qualify quota places for Australia in accordance with
the ITU Qualification System; and

(2) follow a training and competition preparation plan for the 2016 Olympic Games as agreed with the NPD;

 

Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.