Triathlon at the Pacific Games was first contested at the 1995 games at Papeete. It has also been included in the Pacific Mini Games, firstly at Norfolk Island in 2001.

The Sprint format (half the Olympic distance) has been used for triathlons at the Pacific Games since 2011.[1] Prior to that, the standard course Olympic distance was raced. The Aquathon, with swim and run legs only, has also been contested.[2]

Pacific Games

Flag icons and three letter country code indicate the nationality of the gold medal winner of an event, where this information is known; otherwise an (X) is used. Moving the cursor onto a country code with a dotted underline will reveal the name of the gold medal winner. A dash (–) indicates an event that was not contested.

Winners

Games Year Host city Men's Mixed team Women's Total
events
Notes
Triathlon Aquathon Triathlon Aquathon Triathlon Aquathon
X 1995
(details)
Papeete
NCL

NCL

TAH
3 [A]
XI 1999
(details)
Santa Rita
TAH

NCL

GUM
3 [B]
XII 2003
(details)
Suva
NCL

NCL

NCL
3 [C]
XIII 2007
(details)
Apia
NCL

NCL

NCL
3 [D]
XIV 2011
(details)
Nouméa
NCL

NCL

TAH
3 [E]
XV 2015
(details)
Port Moresby
NCL

NCL

NCL
3 [F]
XVI 2019
(details)
Apia
TAH

TAH

TAH

TAH

NCL

TAH
6 [G]

Medal table

These are the all time medal standings for triathlon and aquathon events at the Pacific Games up to and including the 2019 games:

All-time medal table – Pacific Games Triathlon and Aquathon
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 New Caledonia15111339
2 Tahiti811221
3 Guam1157
4 Northern Marianas0112
5 Cook Islands0011
 Fiji0011
 Samoa0011
Totals (7 nations)24242472

Pacific Mini Games

Past winners

Games Year Host city Men's Mixed team Women's Total
events
Notes
Triathlon Aquathon Triathlon Aquathon Triathlon Aquathon
VI 2001
(details)
Kingston
TAH

NCL

NCL
3 [H]
VII 2005
(details)
Koror
NCL

NMI

NMI
3 [I]
VIII 2009
(details)
Rarotonga
NCL

NCL

NCL
3 [J]

Medal tally

These are the all time medal standings for triathlon and aquathon at the Pacific Mini Games up to and including 2009:

All-time medal table – Pacific Mini Games Triathlon and Aquathon
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 New Caledonia62412
2 Northern Marianas2024
3 Tahiti1405
4 Cook Islands0123
5 Fiji0101
Totals (5 nations)98825

Notes

  1. ^ Three events were contested, men's and women's individual races and a mixed team competition.[3] The standard course (Olympic) triathlon format was used and a total of nine medals were awarded.[3] New Caledonia won five medals: 2 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze. The host nation Tahiti won two medals: 1 gold, and 1 silver. Guam won the remaining two medals: 2 bronze – for the women's race (Tiffany Larscheid); and team event (Jay Donovan, Jeff Miller, Tiffany Larscheid).[4]
  2. ^ 1999: Men's and women's individual races and a mixed team event (based on finishing places) were again contested, with a total of nine medals being awarded.[5] Hosts Guam won three medals: 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze. New Caledonia also won three medals: 1 gold and 2 bronze. Tahiti won two medals: 1 gold and 1 silver, and Northern Marianas took home 1 silver medal.[6]
  3. ^ New Caledonia dominated all three triathlon events in 2003,[7] winning seven of the nine medals awarded: 3 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. Tahiti won 1 silver medal, and Northern Marianas won 1 bronze medal.[8]
  4. ^ 2007: All three triathlon events were again dominated by New Caledonia, with six medals won: 3 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze. Tahiti won 2 silver medals, and Cook Islands won 1 bronze medal.[9]
  5. ^ The triathlon format was changed to the shorter sprint distance (half the Olympic course) at Nouméa in 2011. Hosts New Caledonia won four medals: 2 gold and 2 silver. Tahiti also won four medals: 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze. Guam took home 1 bronze medal.[1]
  6. ^ The shorter sprint distance (half the Olympic course) was used again at Port Moresby in 2015. New Caledonia won five medals: 3 gold and 2 bronze. Tahiti won 3 silver medals and Guam won 1 bronze medal.[10]
  7. ^ 2019: Sprint triathlon (half the Olympic course) as well as aquathon events were contested at Apia. Tahiti won five of the six gold medals on offer;[11] all of the men's and team events, as well as the women's aquathon.[12][13][14] New Caledonia won the gold medal for the women's triathlon.
  8. ^ 2001: Men's and women's individual races and a mixed team event were contested.[15] The standard course (Olympic) triathlon format was used and a total of nine medals were awarded. New Caledonia won four medals: 2 gold, and 2 bronze. Tahiti won three medals: 1 gold, and 2 silver. Cook Islands won 1 silver medal, and Northern Marianas won 1 bronze medal.[16]
  9. ^ 2005: Aquathon races (run/swim/run legs) were conducted at Koror after road works were not completed in time to allow the bike leg of the triathlon to proceed. There were only seven medals won as silver and bronze were not awarded in the mixed team event because only two teams had sufficient athletes entered.[2] Host nation Northern Marianas won three medals (2 gold, and 1 bronze). New Caledonia won two medals: 1 gold, and 1 silver. Fiji won 1 silver medal, and Cook Islands won 1 bronze.[2]
  10. ^ 2009: Three events were contested within the Avatiu wharf area; men's and women's individual races and a mixed team competition.[17] The standard course (Olympic) triathlon format was used and a total of nine medals were awarded. New Caledonia won six medals: 3 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze. Tahiti won 2 silver medals. Host nation Cook Islands won 1 bronze medal in the mixed team event (Geoff Stoddart, Thomas Henderson and Jennie George).[18]

References

  1. ^ a b PG Results 2011, pp. 44–45.
  2. ^ a b c "2005 South Pacific Mini Games - Triathlon medal tally". Palau 2005. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b SPG Results 1995.
  4. ^ "Guam's medalists: Pacific Games and South Pacific Games". Guam National Olympic Committee. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  5. ^ SPG Results 1999, pp. 207–209.
  6. ^ SPG Results 1999, p. 207.
  7. ^ SPG Results 2003, pp. 109–113.
  8. ^ SPG Results 2003, p. 25.
  9. ^ SPG Results 2007, p. 64.
  10. ^ "Results from the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea – Triathlon". Oceania Sport Information Centre. 2015. Archived from the original on 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Triathlon & Aquathlon". Samoa2019. Archived from the original on 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  12. ^ "Triathlon individual results" (PDF). Samoa2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Aquathon individual results" (PDF). Samoa2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Aquathon and triathlon teams results" (PDF). Samoa2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  15. ^ SPMG Results 2001, pp. 126–131.
  16. ^ SPMG Results 2001, p. 127.
  17. ^ SPMG Results 2009, p. 35.
  18. ^ SPMG Results 2009, p. 8.

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