Four Bahrain Victorious 13 warriors will toe the starting line in Yokohama in their quest toward Paris 2024. With less than 80 days to go until the Summer Olympic Games kick off, Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls are set to heat up the racing at the World Triathlon Championship Series and World Para Championship Series. 

France is guaranteed three starts apiece for men and women as the host nation. Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist and supersprint world champion Cassandre Beaugrand has already secured her spot as the top French athlete and #2 in the Olympic qualification rankings. Compatriot Vincent Luis has a bit more work cut out for him since injury kept him on the sidelines most of last year, but the two-time world champion and Tokyo Olympic relay bronze medalist is still on the hunt with silvers at World Cup events in Quarteira and Lievin under his belt and will aim to outperform other French men on the start list.

Rio Olympic bronze medalist Henri Schoeman is #59 in the Olympic qualification rankings, helping secure one of two individual male starts for South Africa. Although selection will be finalised after the last mixed relay qualifying event in June at Huatulco, performing well in Yokohama will definitely help him make his case.

With spots on the Great Britain team under discretionary allocation, Kate Waugh will look to improve her Olympic qualification ranking from #16 and show she can be a valuable addition.

Lauren Parker returns to paratriathlon for the first time since her triumph in February at home in Newcastle. After last weekend’s wins in paracycling, she will be looking to test her swim and run fitness against her potential Paralympic competitors, including the Tokyo gold medallist Kendall Gretsch.