Project no.13: Analysis of the pre-Olympic test competition: the Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event
Sarah Burgarella, Biomedical Engineer, was asked by Simone Biava (Technical Director for Paratriathlon, Italian Triathlon Federation) to perform a study on a pre-Olympic test competition, the 2015 Rio de Janeiro ITU World Paratriathlon Event.
In preparation for paratriathlon’s debut at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, in August 2015 it was offered to paratriathletes the opportunity of a competitive analysis of the original Olympic course. The pre-Olympic test competition was organized as a World Paratriathlon Event (WPE) race: the paratriathlon sport classes have been contested at the Rio de Janeiro WPE held on Saturday, August 1, 2015. For the Italian Paratriathlon team, the athlete Giovanni Achenza competed in the men’s PT1 class and the athlete Giorgio Vanerio competed in the men’s PT2 class. The results of the analysis of the pre-Olympic test event were designed to provide to the Italian Paratriathlon team an aid in the training process in preparation for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.