The paratriathletes hoping to bring back golds include defending world champion, Lauren Steadman. Steadman, who has been unbeaten for more than two years, but will face fierce competition from  up-and-coming Grace Norman, USA, was second to her last year and could challenge her in the PT4 event.

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 The line up include Britain’s four current European Champions, Alison Patrick (PT5), Andy Lewis (PT2), Lizzie Tench (PT1) and Steadman are all lining up with good opportunities to add to their medal tallies.

Four golds for GB’s paratriathletes in Lisbon

   

 Head Coach, Jonathon Riall, said:  “This is an opportunity for Rio bound athletes to practice their race processes and race hard seven weeks out from the games. It’s also an opportunity for staff to reinforce their games time roles.

“It’s a mixed bag in terms of competition, but that’s understandable at this stage, and we’ll focus on our own performances to get us on track for Rio.”

GB paratri team announced for Rio Paralympics

  

As well as Britain’s Paralympic athletes competing, the British team features athletes hoping to make their mark in the future. “We see this as an opportunity to kick start our 2020 cycle by integrating a new and exciting group of athletes to the upper level of the British squad and international competition.”

Athletes including Kerry Large, Mark Conway and Bret Crossley will compete in the open waves alongside their more experienced team mates.

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In pictures: GB paratriathletes in training ahead of Rio

  

Great Britain team; Rotterdam ITU Paratriathlon World Championships; 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run; Sunday 24 July:

PT1 Elite

Phil, Hogg, Joe Townsend, Lizzie Tench

PT1 Open

Mark Conway, Bret Crossley

PT2 Elite

Ryan Taylor, Andrew Lewis

PT3 Elite

Cassie Cava

PT4

George Peasgood, Steven Crowley, Lauren Steadman, Faye Mcclelland

PT4 Open

Chris Frost, Kerry Large

PT5

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