The women’s elite triathlon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games should provide a terrific race on Friday – a fitting start to the showpiece event held every four years.
Some of the finest stars in the world will compete in the UK city of Birmingham with a prized gold medal on offer for the winner.
Can Bermuda’s Olympic Champion Flora Duffy regain top form after a frustrating 2022 so far?
Or will England’s Tokyo silver medallist Georgia Taylor-Brown stand on the top of the podium on home soil?
Or will there be a surprise with both big guns failing to claim the gold in the Midlands?
These and other questions will be answered on Friday when the action gets under way.
Women’s start list & bib numbers
|6||Natalie van Coevorden||AUS|
|8||Nicole van der Kaay||NZL|
|26||Danica Bonello Spiteri||MLT|
|28||Sanjana Sunil Joshi||IND|
|30||Aisha Nasser Baksh||KEN|
|31||Mercy Jane Adorkor Pappoe||GHA|
|35||Kaya Alexis Rankine-Beadle||TTO|
Start time & how to watch live on TV
The race starts at 1431 local time (1531 CET or 0931 on the East Coast of the United States).
It will be broadcast live by the BBC, the UK’s national broadcaster.
Who is favourite to win the gold?
Our John Levison, as tradition dictates, has given his expert insight into the big race and provided his podium picks. You can check them out by clicking here.