World Triathlon announced the signature of the Development Grant contracts with the five Continental Confederations for 2022. A comprehensive and extensive plan that will be implemented throughout the world to support the athletes, coaches, technical officials, events and event organizers development, as well as to increase the participation of women in the sport on all levels, from grassroots to elite participation.
“Investing in Development is investing in the growth of our sport, and is also investing in the future. For World Triathlon to have a fruitful and productive relationship with all the Continental Confederations is paramount, and I think these five contracts signed with the Continental Presidents show once again the commitment we all have with the development projects, and helping our national federations, athletes, coaches, organizers and technical officials to continue learning, improve the level of our events and get more athletes, coaches and officials involved in the sport at the top level”, said World Triathlon President and IOC member, Marisol Casado.
America s Triathlon’s development budget for 2022 was drawn up considering the current economic situation that the vast majority of American countries are going through, the low or non-existent score of athletes in the World Triathlon Ranking and the aim of optimizing the resources allocated by World Triathlon.
The Development goals in the Continent are to host ten World Triathlon Development Regional Cup events in ten different nations with the participation of neighboring NFs and link up with athletes, coaches, Technical Officials and events educational initiatives; to provide continuous coach education and certification opportunities; to provide continuous Technical Officials education and certification opportunities; to identify talents from all over America and with the constitution of the Americas Team and allow them to access Continental Cups without financial restrictions.
The funds allocated on the 2022 Contract will be dedicated to support the organization of these ten World Triathlon Development Regional Cup.
Americas Triathlon will also organize Technical Official courses, both in Spanish and English, and will provide funding for the athletes in the Team America.