Bajan elite triathletes, Jason Wilson and Matthew Wright, are hard in training as the season continues following the Commonwealth Games.
Although still working his way back from a long drawn out injury, Jason has qualified for the World Cup Triathlon in Stockholm, Sweden, this weekend. He has also qualified for the Grand Final World Championship scheduled to take place in Edmonton, Canada the following weekend. Both races will provide much needed Olympic qualifying points and will be packed with the best in the sport.
In a final hunt for World Triathlon Series points ahead of the Edmonton Grand Final, the men’s elite race is set to be a serious battle with all the heavyweights throwing their punch behind Stockholm. Top-ranked athletes Javier Gomez Noya (Spain), Jonathan Brownlee (England), Mario Mola (Spain), and Richard Murray (South Africa) will all line-up making Stockholm one race you won’t want to miss. All three Olympic medalists, the Brownlee brothers from England, and Gomez from Spain will be at the Championships in Edmonton as everyone focus on gaining Olympic qualifying points for Rio 2016.
This weekend’s race will be on Saturday August 23 at 12:45pm Stockholm time (6:45am local time).
Also aiming for Rio 2016 is Matthew Wright, who is improving rapidly in his performances and will be competing in the U-23 Championships in Edmonton followed by the Pan American Olympic Festival Triathlon scheduled for Monterey, Mexico on September 7, 2014. The top two finishers will gain automatic qualification into the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games next summer.
The season will culminate in November for Jason and Matthew at the Central American & Caribbean Games in Vera Cruz, Mexico, where they hope to make Barbados proud by finishing on the podium.