Triathlon is one of the sports at the quadrennial Commonwealth Games competition. It was first granted Commonwealth Games sport status in 2002, and has been held in each edition since, except in thw Delhi 2010 Games. Until 2022, it was a core sport which had to be included in each competition's sporting programme. Para-triathlon was first included as an optional sport in the Gold Coast 2018 games. The next appearance of the sport will take place in The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, as part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games hosted by Birmingham, England. In April 2022, triathlon was announced among the events approved for the 2026 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Australia[1]

Currently there are five triathlon events in the Commonwealth Games. Individual events are held for men and women, while a mixed team relay has been on the programme since 2014.

Addiitonally, as part of its program of integrating parasport into the Commonwealth Games, two paratriathlon events were included in the 2018 Games in Gold Coast, Australia. These events, one for each sex, where wheelchair paratriathlon events ('PTW1' and 'PTW2' classifications) using a multiple start format to ensure fairness across different wheelchair classes. In the 2022 Games the events will be for athletes with visual impairments ('PTVI' classification). A paratriathlon, as yet undesignated, has been announced for Victoria 2026.

At the 1990 Commonwealth Games at Auckland, the Triathlon was a demonstration event; won by Erin Baker (women) and Rick Wells (men), both from New Zealand.[2]

English winners of the individual events and the relay in 2014, Jodie Stimpson and Alistair Brownlee are the only triathletes to win two Commonwealth Games gold medals. Brownlee's silver in the relay in 2018 makes him the most successful Commonwealth Games triathlete on record, ahead of Stimpson, his brother Jonathan with one gold and two silvers, and Vicky Holland with one medal of each colour, the only Commonwealth Games triathlete to have this full set.

Editions

Games Year Host city Host country Best nation Events
XVII 2002 Manchester  England  Canada 2
XVIII 2006 Melbourne, Victoria  Australia  Australia 2
XX 2014 Glasgow  Scotland  England 3
XXI 2018 Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia  England 5
Future Events
XXII 2022 Birmingham  England TBC 5
XXIII 2026 Geelong, Victoria  Australia TBC 5

Medalists

Men
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2002 (details)  Simon Whitfield (CAN)  Miles Stewart (AUS)  Hamish Carter (NZL)
2006 (details)  Brad Kahlefeldt (AUS)  Bevan Docherty (NZL)  Peter Robertson (AUS)
2010 not held
2014 (details)  Alistair Brownlee (ENG)  Jonathan Brownlee (ENG)  Richard Murray (RSA)
2018 (details)  Henri Schoeman (RSA)  Jacob Birtwhistle (AUS)  Marc Austin (SCO)
2022 (details)
Women
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2002 (details)  Carol Montgomery (CAN)  Leanda Cave (WAL)  Nicole Hackett (AUS)
2006 (details)  Emma Snowsill (AUS)  Samantha Warriner (NZL)  Andrea Hewitt (NZL)
2010 not held
2014 (details)  Jodie Stimpson (ENG)  Kirsten Sweetland (CAN)  Vicky Holland (ENG)
2018 (details)  Flora Duffy (BER)  Jessica Learmonth (ENG)  Joanna Brown (CAN)
2022 (details)
Mixed team
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2014 details  England (ENG)
Vicky Holland
Jonathan Brownlee
Jodie Stimpson
Alistair Brownlee
 South Africa (RSA)
Kate Roberts
Henri Schoeman
Gillian Sanders
Richard Murray
 Australia (AUS)
Emma Moffatt
Aaron Royle
Emma Jackson
Ryan Bailie
2018 details  Australia (AUS)
Gillian Backhouse
Matthew Hauser
Ashleigh Gentle
Jacob Birtwhistle
 England (ENG)
Vicky Holland
Jonny Brownlee
Jessica Learmonth
Alistair Brownlee
 New Zealand (NZL)
Nicole van der Kaay
Ryan Sissons
Andrea Hewitt
Tayler Reid
2022 (details)











Paratriathlon men
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2018 PTWC details  Joe Townsend (ENG)  Nic Beveridge (AUS)  Bill Chaffey (AUS)
2022 PTVI
Paratriathlon women
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2018 PTWC details  Jade Jones (ENG)  Emily Tapp (AUS)  Lauren Parker (AUS)
2022 PTVI

All-time medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 England (ENG)5319
2 Australia (AUS)34512
3 Canada (CAN)2114
4 South Africa (RSA)1113
5 Bermuda (BER)1001
6 New Zealand (NZL)0235
7 Wales (WAL)0101
8 Scotland (SCO)0011
Totals (8 nations)12121236

References

  1. ^ "IOA demands addition of archery, shooting and wrestling at Victoria 2026". Insidethegames.biz. 24 April 2022. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  2. ^ Triathlon. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-03-27.