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09 July 2019

Medalists of the events

1. Anna Bychkova (Stavropol Krai-Rostov Oblast)
2. Irina Grazhdanova (Moscow)
3. Anna Plotnikova (Tyumen Oblast)
1. Mikhail Astashov (Sverdlovsk Oblast.-Buryatia)
2. Vasily Egorov  (Tyumen Oblast)
3. Victor Chebotarev (Rostov Oblast)
1. Mikhail Kolmakov (Nizhny Novgorod Oblast)
2. Denis Kungurtsev (Tyumen Oblast)
3. Andrei Tolstikov (Moscow)
1. Alexander Yalchik (Tyumen Oblast)
2. Alexander Konyshev (Krasnoyarsk Krai)
3. Andrei Korkin (Moscow Oblast)

Marina Nikitina, head coach of Russian national team, summarized the events:


“All the events took place in the very suitable weather: water and outside temperatures stayed just about 20 degrees (68 degrees F)


However, the course was very challenging. Athletes started by swimming 2 laps (0.75 km), then cycled 5 laps (20 km) on a trail with many turns and steep uphills and downhills, which are especially hard for wheelchair athletes, followed by 3 laps of running (5 km).


I was astonished by the high level of performance by Mikhail Astashov and Anna Bychkova. It is Mikhail’s first time to take a victory on the Russian championship, and Anna took the gold medal back after a 2-year brake from triathlon.”


Para triathlon was introduced to Paralympic program during 2016 Paralympic games in Rio. Paratriathlon consists of 3 disciplines: swimming (750m), cycling (20km) and running (5 km). Athletes compete in 6 disciplines. 5 for physical impairment athletes: 1 sitting (PTWC), 4 standing categories (PTS2,PTS3,PTS4,PTS5), and 1 for athletes with visual impairment (PTVI). In cycling, sitting-positioned athletes use handbike, other athletes stay with regular bicycle. In running, sitting athletes race in wheelchair, others may use prosthesis. Athletes with visual impairment compete with help from a leading person. On the 2020 Paralympic games in Tokyo there are going to be 8 events in para triathlon.


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