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Three Brits gain selection for Tokyo 2020

Tuesday was a 'good news' day for three British Technical Officials who will be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games next year

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Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Triathlon Technical Officials announced

Yesterday was Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic selection day… for the Technical Officials (TO) who will be in place for the Triathlon and Paratriathlon events in Japan next year.

Three British TO’s – Sarah Taylor-Hough and Howard Vine (Olympic Games), and Masie Bancewicz (Paralympic Games) will be the British representatives on the teams which feature 42 National Federations. Congratulations to them on their selection.

Here is the full announcement from the ITU.


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ITU announces the TO Selection for Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

ITU is pleased to announce the complete selection of Technical Officials for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. There will be 42 National Federations represented on one or both Olympic and Paralympic Games, and 47% of the Officials selected are female, the highest percentage in history for ITU.

With potential candidates being Level 2 and Level 3 officials as of January 2019, the National Federations pre-selected a total of 146 International Technical Officials. The ITU Technical Committee and the Technical Delegates has approved the list of 28 names for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and 27 for the Paralympics.

In a significant move to push for gender balance within our sport, ITU has selected 12 female out of the 28 Olympic Games Officials and 13 out of 27 in the case of the Paralympic Games.

All five Continents are represented in this selection, with Technical Officials coming from countries with a very strong tradition in the sport but also from new development countries. Several National Federations will send Technical Officials without any representation in the previous edition of the Games in Rio – in some cases even in any previous editions – such as Barbados, Bahrain, Chinese Taipei, Germany, Mauritius, Romania, Serbia, St Kitts and Nevis, Sweden and Trinidad and Tobago.

There will be 16 International Technical Officials in both Olympic and Paralympic Games, without any former experience on such level of competitions, which shows the growth of competent officials in the last years.

The ITU has also selected the Medical Delegate for both events, who will be Dr. Sergio Migliorini (ITA) for the Olympic Games and Dr. Doug Hiller (USA) for the Paralympic Games.

Also, the Japanese Federation has selected the National Technical Officials for both events, with 50% of the elected being female.

In both Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Technical Officials will join the team of formerly selected Technical Delegates of Melody Tan, Jorge Garcia and Thanos Nikopoulos.

Officials for the Olympic Games

TOGustavoSvaneMARG
TOFrankStapletonMAUS
TODirkBogaertMBEL
TOGustavoNeves AbadeMBRA
TOKellyMahoneyFCAN
TOZhiqiangWangMCHN
TOVicenteSanchez RosMESP
TOSandrineCrosnierFFRA
TOSarahTaylor - HoughFGBR
TOHowardVineMGBR
TOJan PhilippKrawczykMGER
TORebeccaMokFHKG
TOKyung SookKimFKOR
TOAlanMaMMAC
TOMartha EugeniaYeo SolanaFMEX
TOIrving IsaacZavala RomoMMEX
TOFlorianeSt LouisFMRI
TOSanderVerheuvelMNED
TOLine AmlundHagenFNOR
TOClaireHannanFNZL
TOMarioCarvalhoMPOR
TOAdinaDusaFROU
TOOmarAbu BakarMSGP
TOLjudmilaMedanFSRB
TOJasonGoodingMTTO
TOSteveeEsplingFUSA
TOOlgaBlokhinaFUZB
TODavidEllisMZIM
TOKojiKoganezawaMJPN
TOTsuyoshiKakutaMJPN
TOKosukeFurugoMJPN
TOMasatoSuzukiMJPN
TORyoKadoyaMJPN
TOMikaBabaFJPN
TONorikoYamamotoFJPN
TOMikiNagatsukaFJPN
TONaokoMotoshimaFJPN
TOTomokoKatoFJPN
Medical DelegateDr. SergioMiglioriniMITA

Technical Officials for the Paralympic Games

TOLyndellMurrayFAUS
TOFriedrichSchwarzMAUT
TOAdrianSincklerMBAR
TOAbbas MoosaBuhassanMBHR
TOMarie-ClaudeGregoireFCAN
TOUlfSchuetzeMCAN
TOLijuanHeFCHN
TOMonicaFlores FerreiroFESP
TOPascalGodelMFRA
TOMasieBancewiczFGBR
TOAndreasGalanosMGRE
TOLesliePoujol BrownFHON
TODoraRozsaFHUN
TOHughMcAtamneyMIRL
TOLauraPattiFITA
TOWoo KyongKiMKOR
TOAleksandrKochetkovMLTU
TOAdeleCheahFMAS
TOEsteban AlejandroBenitezMMEX
TORossCapillMNZL
TOTravisCampbellMRSA
TOSi YingOngFSGP
TOWinstonCrookeMSKN
TOMichaelKurthMSUI
TOGunillaBergstromFSWE
TOAndrewTaiMTPE
TOCatherineJenningsFZIM
TOSatoshiHanaiMJPN
TOTakamichiFukaiMJPN
TOHiroshiUnnoMJPN
TODaisukeIguchiMJPN
TOMitsuhikoHasegawaMJPN
TONaomiIshiiFJPN
TOTomokoOdaFJPN
TOToshikoTomoriFJPN
TOMiyukiKanaiFJPN
TOChiakiNagaeFJPN
Medical DelegateDr. DougHillerMUSA
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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