Triathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics

triathlon events at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Triathlon, Tokyo 2020.svg
VenueOdaiba Marine Park
Dates26–31 July 2021
No. of events3
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The triathlon competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is planned to feature fifty-five athletes competing in each of the men's and women's events. The 2020 Olympics was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] It will also add the new mixed team relay event.[2]


The Olympic triathlon contains three components; a 1.5 km (0.93 mi) swim, 40 km (25 mi) cycle, and a 10 km (6.2 mi) run.[3] The competitions take the form of a single event between all competitors with no heats.

The new mixed team event features teams of four (two men and two women). Each athlete performs a triathlon of 300 m (980 ft) swim, 8 km (5.0 mi) cycle, and a 2 km (1.2 mi) run in a relay format.[2]


The qualification period spanned from 11 May 2018 to 11 May 2020. A total of 110 athletes (55 for each gender) vied for the coveted spots with a maximum of three per gender for each NOC. Qualification places are awarded first through the ITU mixed relay rankings of 31 March 2020, with seven NOCs each earning four quota spots (two per gender). Three more NOCs can earn four quota spots apiece at the 2020 ITU Mixed Relay Olympic Qualification Event. Individual rankings of 11 May 2020 are considered next, with the top 26 individuals per gender qualifying, subject to the limit of three per NOC and ignoring the first two from each NOC that qualified via mixed teams. One additional spot for each continent will go to the highest-ranked competitor from an NOC that has not yet earned a qualifying spot. The host, Japan, is guaranteed two spots per gender. The final two spots per gender are awarded through Tripartite Commission invitations.[4]


All times and dates use Japan Standard Time (UTC+9). All event times are subject to change. [5][6]

Event Date Start time
Men's individual 26 July 06:30
Women's individual 27 July 06:30
Mixed relay 31 July 07:30


Participating nations

Medal summary

Medal table


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's individual
Women's individual
Mixed relay

See also


  1. ^ "Joint Statement from the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee". (press release). IOC. 24 March 2020. Archived from the original on 19 April 2020. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Tokyo 2020: Triathlon". Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ "London 2012 Olympics: triathlon guide". The Daily Telegraph. 11 February 2011. Archived from the original on 29 July 2010. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Tokyo 2020 – ITU Triathlon Qualification System". ITU.
  5. ^ "Schedule - Triathlon Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Triathlon Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
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