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Pontevedra will host the 2023 World Series finals September 20-24

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The city of Pontevedra will host the finals of the 2023 Triathlon World Series between September 20 and 24 next year, World Triathlon announced this Monday.

“Pontevedra has shown on several occasions, most recently a few weeks ago – at the World Cup event – ​​that it has everything it takes to host triathlon events at the highest level. We are excited to be back for the 2023 finals,” said World Triathlon President and International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Marisol Casado.

“This city has proven to be a fantastic host to multiple sports on the global triathlon calendar and I’m sure it will be more than ready to welcome the best triathletes in the world,” she added.

The Galician city takes over the baton from Abu Dhabi, site of the 2022 World Series Finals. Previously, London, Budapest, Beijing, Auckland (New Zealand), Chicago (USA) and Gold Coast (Australia) also hosted the event. , Lausanne (Switzerland) and Edmonton (Canada).

During these five days, the world champions in the elite triathlon, sub-23 and paratriathlon will be crowned, as well as those of the standard distance by group, the super sprint distance by age group and the aquabike world championships in the standard distance by age group.

Five-time World Champion and local hero Javier Gómez Noya underlined how excited he is to compete again in Pontevedra. “I’ve competed in virtually every Triathlon World Finals in some of the most incredible cities in the world, but words cannot describe how excited I am that a small town like Pontevedra is now among the top cities for triathlon events. I know the city, I know the organizers and I can promise that we are all ready to host the event in 2023.”


Source europapress.es

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