Para Triathlon made its debut on the Paralympic programme at Rio 2016.
Athletes compete in three disciplines: 750m of Swimming, 20km of Cycling followed by a final 5km run.
For the Cycling section of the race, athletes may use a tandem bicycle, handcycle or bicycle, while a wheelchair may be used for the final 5km run to the finish line.
Rules ensure that athletes who have visual impairments can be assisted by a guide without giving the athletes any unfair disadvantages.
Athletes will compete in five classifications at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics:
- PTWC - Wheelchair users. Athletes use a handcycle on the bike course and a racing wheelchair on the run segment
- PTS2 - Severe physical impairments – but able to run (for Tokyo - women only)
- PTS4 - Moderate physical impairments – but able to run (for Tokyo - men only)
- PTS5 – Mild physical impairments – but able to run
- PTVI - Vision Impairment. Athletes compete with a sighted guide with the same nationality and gender throughout the race, including a tandem during the bike segment.
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