Olympic Triathlon Test Event: France edges Great Britain in Tokyo Test Event Mixed Relay

There’s something about 4 x 400 m relay events on the track and Triathlon Mixed Relay events – they almost always manage to end with lots of excitement. Fans from all over the world can buy Olympic Triathlon Tickets online.

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Olympic Triathlon Test Event: France edges Great Britain in Tokyo Test Event Mixed Relay

ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Tokyo event, in essence, the test event for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, provided lots of excitement as France’s Dorian Coninx managed to out-lean Great Britain’s Alex Yee for the win, with the United States rounding out the podium.

For a while it looked like Great Britain might be able to run away with the race as Jessica Learmonth put together a stellar first leg. After leading out of the water, Learmonth (who was no-doubt a bit motivated after having her win at Thursday’s individual race taken away when she was DQd for tieing with countrywoman Georgia Taylor-Brown) joined forces with American Summer Rappaport for part of the bike, then broke away with a half a lap to go to solo into the second transition and lead the way onto the run with a 15-second lead on Rappaport and about 30 seconds on the chase pack that included Germany’s Laura Lindemann and France’s Cassandre Beaugrand.

Those two would scream through the run to catch Rappaport by the handoff, but Learmonth had put the Brits up by just over 20 seconds at that point. Gordon Benson kept the Brits in front through his leg, but by then a pack of four were chasing hard including France, Italy, USA, and Germany.

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Olympic Triathlon Test Event: France edges Great Britain in Tokyo Test Event Mixed Relay

 For a while it looked like Belgium might get into the mix as Jelle Geens managed to join the chase group as the women started the third leg it was Great Britain out in front with France, Belgium, USA, Italy, and Japan.

The other woman involved in that “tie then DQ” race on Thursday, Georgia Taylor-Brown, managed to hold her lead through the swim, but on the bike, France’s Leonie Periault and American Tamara Gorman managed to make some inroads on the bike and run to get things close.

So, starting the final leg it was Great Britain in front by a second over France, with the Americans five seconds down. Italy was now in no man’s land, 27 seconds behind, with Australia another 20 seconds back.

The final leg saw France’s Coninx power to the front in the water, but as they hit the transition he, Yee and American Ben Kanute were all together. Coninx and Kanute did all they could to try and breakaway on the bike, no doubt fearful of the fast-running Yee, but try as they might all three were together into the second transition.

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Olympic Triathlon Test Event: France edges Great Britain in Tokyo Test Event Mixed Relay

Once on the run Yee immediately went to the front. Coninx stayed on his shoulder, but Kanute was dropped quickly. At the end of the first of the two one-km run loops the pair had 16 seconds on Kanute – it was clear this was going to be a two-man race for the gold.

Yee made his move with about 300 m to go and seemed to open a gap, but as they hit the final 100 m Coninx found another gear and managed to move next to the young Brit, then managed to get his chest ahead to give France the win.

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The U.S. invites Romero for Olympic 2020 softball trials

Infielder Sydney Romero, who graduated from Oklahoma this spring with two NCAA championships, was among 30 softball players invited to try out for the U.S Olympic team that already has secured a spot at the Tokyo2020 Olympic Summer Games. Fans who want to watch the live competition of Olympic Softball Tickets can get Olympic Softball Tickets online.

Romero and her older sister Sierra Romero had previously said they intended to represent Mexico. Sierra Romero, the NCAA player of the year in 2016, has been sidelined since tearing her ACL in June. Fifteen players will be selected to represent Team USA in Olympic 2020 plus three replacement players who will play during a tour prior to the Olympics.

The U.S. invites Romero for Olympic 2020 softball trials
The U.S. invites Romero for Olympic 2020 softball trials

The U.S. trials roster also includes aces Monica Abbott and Cat Osterman who won silver medals with Team USA in 2008. Osterman 36 came out of retirement last October, hoping to get a chance to play for gold. She is the lone player on the U.S. trials roster who was with the gold medal-winning U.S team at the 2004 Olympics.

Softball will return to the Olympics for the first time since 2008 next summer but is not on the slate for Paris 2024 or beyond. The United States Italy and Japan already have qualified for the six-team Tokyo Olympic 2020 field.

Three players from reigning national champion UCLA were invited to the U.S trials hitter pitcher Rachel Garcia the reigning back to back player of the year infielder Bubba Nickles and pitcher

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Megan Faraimo Four other active NCAA players were invited shortstop Sis Bates Washington pitcher Montana Fouts Alabama catcher Dejah Mulipola Arizona and outfielder Alyssa Palomino Cardoza Arizona.

Trials will be held Oct 1-6 at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City. Baseball and softball were not proposed by Paris 2024 organizers, and it remains to be seen what will happen for Los Angeles 2028. It appears that MLB players will not take part as it was in baseball’s previous Olympic appearances but two U.S. Olympic softball stars of the past are hoping to get back to the Games.

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11-year-old skateboarder looking beyond the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Skateboarding sensation Sky Brown wants to make an impact beyond the sport after its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. The 11-year-old who has a British father and a Japanese mother and was born in Japan is hoping to represent Britain at the 2020 Olympics where skateboarding will feature for the first time. Fans who want to watch the live competition of Olympic Park Skateboarding can get Olympic Park Skateboarding Tickets online.

Brown joined the British skateboarding team in January and has been busily collecting qualification points reaching the Dew Tour semi-finals and finishing fifth at both the International Skateboarding Open in Nanjing and the X Games in Minneapolis.

11-year-old skateboarder looking beyond the Tokyo Olympics 2020
11-year-old skateboarder looking beyond the Tokyo Olympics 2020

If selected she will be the youngest Olympian to represent Britain. However, Brown currently ninth in the Olympic World Skateboarding Rankings is hoping to inspire young girls that their age and gender should not be a barrier in any sport if she qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

She told Kyodo News. “I want to be someone who inspires girls hopefully if I get there they can see me doing this crazy trick and will think they can do it too. I would tell them just get out and don’t be afraid. Believe in yourself and just have fun.”

Brown, who started skating competitively age seven after going viral on Facebook still views the sport mostly as a hobby? 

She said. “I don’t feel like competing is everything I don’t care if I win or lose. I get out and have fun It would be amazing if I get into the Olympics but I don’t care.”

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Despite being 11 Brown is by no means the youngest skater in with a shot of Olympic qualification. Ten-year-old Kokona Hiraki from Japan became the youngest ever X Games medalist this summer with silver in Minneapolis and is currently ranked above Brown at number five in the world.

Brown said. “It felt pretty cool being the youngest now there are younger kids especially Japanese girls. You know Misugu She’s crazy she’s next level.”

Japanese skater Okamoto 13 has also picked up gold medals at the Dew Tour International Skateboarding Open and X Games.

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Local skaters hope to send Virginia skateboarder to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Ben Hatchell said: “Skateboarding is my daytime job, as of right now.”

The 29-year-old, Manassas, Virginia, the resident is stoked by the possibility of being a member of the U.S. Olympic team when the sport debuts in Tokyo 2020. Fans from all over the world who want to watch the live-action of Olympic Street Skateboarding can buy Olympic Street Skateboarding Tickets online.

Hatchell said: “I think they just wanted something new and exciting, and they finally wised up to try out skateboarding,” Hatchell began skating: “about 15 years ago, just because all the kids in my parents’ neighborhood were doing it, and it looked cool.”

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Local skaters hope to send Virginia skateboarder to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Olympics will have Street and Park competitions, for men and women. For the inexperienced, Hatchell said the street event resembles tricks skaters would do in an urban environment, “like stair sets, handrails, ledges,” in a competition course.

Hatchell’s forte is the park event: “If anyone’s ever gone by a local skate park with large ramps, it would resemble that.”

Performing tricks with names like front bluntslides, backside feebles, and kickflips into Indy grab, Hatchell has progressed through two Olympic qualification rounds. Next stop, the 2019 World Park Skateboarding Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

And that’s where his friends come in lifetime skateboarder and industry pioneer Mike Mapp known as Micro to his counterparts is helping raise awareness and money for his friend’s attempts to get to Tokyo.

Mapp, 58, who helped design and build the Centreville, Virginia, ramp featured in the documentary “Blood and Steel: Cedar Crest Country Club” is offering to help cover Hatchell’s expenses required to make the Olympic team.

Mapp’s ramp building company, Ramptech, has organized a private event in which friends will contribute $100 for a “shred sesh,” or skating session.

And, Hatchell has set up a GoFund me page for any members of the public willing to help him achieve his goals.

Mapp said: “This is going to help him travel to places like Brazil, and China, and wherever these qualifiers are. Oftentimes, these are two-week trips, and you have to stay in places, and they’re not cheap, that’s for sure.”

During his skating prime, Mapp had sponsors to pick up the tab on some of the expenses. Hatchell said as the popularity of skateboarding expands, the demands on sponsors do as well.

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Local skaters hope to send Virginia skateboarder to Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Hatchell said: “Sponsors currently aren’t footing the bill for as many contests as there are. This year, in particular, there’s been more than any other year for park skating.”

Mapp defines him as “a phenomenal, super-pro skater guy, so if anyone was going to go down this road to the Olympics, it was him.”

Hatchell said he is “stoked that everybody in the D.C. area is supportive” of his efforts, and is appreciative of those who have offered assistance.

Mapp expects the inclusion of skateboarding in the quadrennial extravaganza will undoubtedly boost the sport’s popularity.

Mapp said: “It should be fun to see the Olympics in 2020 in Tokyo, and also in the living rooms of America,”

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Naomi Osaka dreams of winning gold for Japan at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

She has 2 Grand Slam titles to her name and is an ex-world No 1, but Naomi Osaka hopes to add another honor to her resume by winning gold at next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Sports enthusiasts from around the world can purchase Olympic Tennis Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.

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Naomi Osaka dreams of winning gold for Japan at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

At the age of 21, Osaka has already ticked off a lot of things from her list as she gained the 2018 US Open and followed it up with the Australian Open at the start of the year with the last triumph also pushing her to the top of the world rankings.

Although she has struggled in recent months, Osaka is setting her sights high for the 2020 Games in her home country as she wants to end up on the top step of the podium.

She told ITF World: “I do think about winning gold and it would mean a lot if I was able to achieve that and win a gold medal because you dream of such moments. When you are a kid you don’t dream of silver or bronze. Even though winning silver or bronze is an incredible achievement, every athlete wants gold and it has always been something that I have imagined.”

“Winning gold would be the biggest thing I would have achieved in my career, although in some ways that is simply because of timing. I contest Grand Slams every year but an Olympic Games is only once every four years so there are not many opportunities to become an Olympic champion. Everyone who competes at the Olympics wants to be an Olympic champion, so that would be my aim.”

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Naomi Osaka dreams of winning gold for Japan at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

She added: “Representing Japan at an Olympic Games and winning gold for Japan would mean so much. Technically, I represent Japan at every tournament but I do think the Olympics is going to be different and will be a very big memory for me.”

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Chi-Hi graduate Borgenheimer qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Trials

There was a time in her life in which Lily Borgenheimer didn’t like swimming. Now she can’t imagine her life without it. Fans from all over the world can book Summer Olympic Swimming Tickets online from our trusted online ticketing market platform.

The Chi-Hi graduate and Minnesota State Mankato standout have proven she’s among the best Division II swimmers in the country and next summer she has earned the chance to see if she’s among the world’s best.

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Chi-Hi graduate Borgenheimer qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Trials

Borgenheimer qualified for next year’s U.S. Olympic Trials by meeting the time standard in the 200-meter breaststroke recently at the Speedo Sectionals in Minneapolis. Borgenheimer will compete in Omaha, Nebraska next June for a shot to represent the United States in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

The soon-to-be junior for the Mavericks has put together a stellar 2019 calendar year, capping her sophomore campaign by taking second place in the 200 breaststroke and ninth in the 100 breaststrokes at the NCAA Division II Championships in Indianapolis in March. She earned All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors in seven events and won conference titles in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and was a part of the 200 medley relay NSIC championship team. Borgenheimer’s time of two minutes, 10.35 seconds during the preliminaries at nationals in the 200 set a school record.

Borgenheimer said:  “At the end of the season when everything was coming into reality I realized I could be one of those swimmers and be at the top with them and swim in these big meets.”

Borgenheimer started swimming through programs at the Chippewa Falls YMCA as a youngster. Her first years in the pool were difficult. Borgenheimer didn’t pass some of her early lessons but longtime YMCA aquatics director Cathy Krula encouraged Lily and her family to stick with it. Borgenheimer did and grew to love the sport, staying with it even as she was tempted to take up other fall activities as she entered high school.

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Chi-Hi graduate Borgenheimer qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Trials

Borgenheimer was a four-time state qualifier for the Cardinals before heading to Mankato to swim with the Mavericks in 2017. Early on she watched the team’s upperclassmen closely, crediting them for instilling the example of what it would take to have success at the college level.

Minnesota State coach Nathan Owens said of Borgenheimer: “She’s as motivated as they come and has most definitely put in the work to become such an elite swimmer, We’re extremely proud of her and are happy that she’s on our team.”

Borgenheimer finished 22nd and 27th in the 200 and 100 breaststrokes, respectively, at nationals as a freshman and last summer made the ambitious goal of a top-three finish in the 200 at nationals for her sophomore season.

 Borgenheimer said: “I just stuck with that, I never let that goal down no matter if I swam badly or if I didn’t have a good practice, I always told myself I want to be top three and it was definitely the mindset and trusting the coaching, trusting myself and listening to myself.”

She starts her junior year with the Mavericks next month. Borgenheimer will be focusing on her endurance as she looks to grow stronger to prepare her for the competition she’ll not only see this season in college but next summer at the Olympic Trials in a field that will be made up mostly of Division I college swimmers.

Borgenheimer said: “I like to train long distance for breaststroke races because towards the end of my race the body is dying, the arms hurt, everything hurts and the best way to train for that especially for myself is distance swimming, Even though I’m not a distance swimmer that definitely helps me.”

Borgenheimer will be the second swimmer from Chippewa Falls in as many tries to take on the Olympic trials. Chi-Hi graduate and University of Wisconsin swimmer Austin Byrd competed in the 2016 Olympic Trials, finishing 44th in the 100 backstrokes. Byrd’s name dominates the school record leaderboard at the Chippewa Falls Middle School Pool and Borgenheimer is honored to share such a lofty achievement with the former Badger.

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Borgenheimer said of her and Byrd: “That’s so cool that we’re both able to come out of Chippewa — this small town, this small community, It just shows that these little girls that are on the swim team can do it too. The boys I train with on the high school team, they can all do this. It’s not from being a natural swimmer, it takes the work (and) it takes the time. I’ve been in the pool all summer long, all season long.”

Borgenheimer was also quick to credit the coaches she’s worked with — from her first time in the pool all the way into college — for the success, she’s been able to achieve.

Borgenheimer said: “It’s just so cool to be in this community with such a supportive and strong group of swim families, I love all of them.”

That support and her own hard work have put her into a challenging but rewarding situation. The top two finishers from the trials move on to represent the United States in Tokyo.

Borgenheimer said: “I just know that if I continue to work hard and put in the work over that period of time, I think I’ll be successful,”

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Brazil qualify for women’s volleyball tournament at Tokyo 2020

Two-time Olympic champions Brazil have become the first team to qualify for the women’s volleyball tournament at Tokyo 2020. They did it the hard way at the International Volleyball Federation Women’s Intercontinental Tokyo 2020 Qualification Tournament, beating the Dominican Republic in a five-set thriller.  Fans from all over the world can buy Olympic Volleyball Tickets online.

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Brazil qualify for women’s volleyball tournament at Tokyo 2020

The Pool D hosts raced into a 2-0 lead at the Ginásio Sabiazinho in Uberlândia, only to be pegged back by the Caribbean nation. The Brazilian saw it out in a nervy tie-break, booking their ticket to Tokyo 2020 with a 25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 18-25, 15-10 victory.

The other match in Pool D saw Azerbaijan sweep Cameroon 25-17, 25-14, 25-20. Elsewhere, United States narrowly avoided an almighty upset against Bulgaria in Pool C before winning win five sets.

The U.S twice trailed at the Century Link Center in Bossier City before rallying and eventually triumphing 21-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10. The U.S will reach Tokyo 2020 if they beat Argentina, who saw off Kazakhstan 22–25, 25–8, 25–20, 25–16.

Defeat for the Americans could allow Bulgaria in if they beat Kazakhstan, while Argentina would need to win 3-0 against the Americans and hope the winless Kazakhs stun the European side. Defending Olympic champions China is on the cusp of returning to defend their crown after beating Germany in four sets at Beilun Gymnasium, Ningbo, in Pool B.

They won 25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 25-15 and are now set to face Turkey in a winner-takes-all clash. Turkey won in four against the Czech Republic, 25-15, 25-22, 21-25, 25-17. Russia and South Korea are also set for a straight showdown after winning their first two group games at DS Yantarny in Kaliningrad in Group E.

They both claimed shut-out wins – Russia defeated Canada 25-13, 25-21, 25-22, while Korea beat Mexico 25-21, 25-15, 26-24. Reigning world champions Serbia and Pool A hosts Poland also maintained their 100 percent records with wins at Hala Orbita in Wroclaw.

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Brazil qualify for women’s volleyball tournament at Tokyo 2020

Serbia comfortably beat Puerto Rico 25-14, 25-20, 25-16 and will be favorites against the Poles after they were pushed all the way by Thailand before squeezing through 25-23, 22-25, 26-28, 25-23, 15-11. Pool F at hosts PalaCatania will also see a winner-takes-all bout, with Italy and Netherlands facing off for a spot at the Olympics.

Italy crushed Belgium 25-17, 25-17, 25-16, while the Dutch were far too good for Kenya, winning 25-17, 25-10, 25-10. The six pool winners join hosts Japan at Tokyo 2020, with the other five places filled by continental qualifiers held in January.

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Olympic 2020: Rowing venue to undergo the test at World Junior Championships

The United States will bid to underline their recent dominance of the World Junior Rowing Championships at this year’s competition in Tokyo which is doubling as a test event for next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Fans who want to watch the live-action of Olympic Rowing can get Olympic Rowing Tickets online.

The Championships will be the first international event to be held at the Sea Forest Waterway course. The venue has been constructed in a former shipping channel to cater to an eight-lane buoyed course with wave protection along all sides. 

Olympic 2020: Rowing venue to undergo the test at World Junior Championships
Olympic 2020: Rowing venue to undergo the test at World Junior Championships

The US topped the medals table with two gold’s four silvers and one bronze at last year’s Championships and is the only nation to enter a full 14-boat line up in the Japanese capital.

More than 550 athletes from 50 countries are expected to compete, including the emerging nations of Algeria Kiribati Panama and Cyprus. The US are favorites to claim the women’s coxless fours title with Julia Braz aiming to retain her gold medal from the 2018 event in Račice in the Czech Republic.

The US also took bronze in the women’s coxed four last year. A new champion will be crowned in the women’s single sculls as 21 competitors prepare for battle with none of last year’s field returning.

Czech Republic’s Barbora Prodrazilova and Isabel van Opzeeland of the Netherlands are expected to feature on the medal podium while last year’s men’s single sculls bronze medalist Tristan Vandenbussche of Belgium returns for another world junior title bid.

Olympic 2020: Rowing venue to undergo the test at World Junior Championships
Olympic 2020: Rowing venue to undergo the test at World Junior Championships

The largest field comes in the men’s double sculls with 24 crews competing while China will aim to retain last year’s women’s double sculls title.

Britain won the last two junior men’s four titles but a novice line-up means they could have a harder time defending their world crown against Italy and Romania who finished fourth last year.

Competition in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games begins with the men’s pairs and quadruple sculls heats tomorrow. The event latest in the Ready Steady Tokyo test event series for next year’s Olympics and Paralympics runs until Sunday, August 11.

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Australian Track cyclist Kaarle McCulloch counts the rides until Tokyo Olympics 2020

Track cycling star Kaarle McCulloch can count on one hand the races she has left until she hits the track at the Tokyo Olympic Games. And it will be worth the wait she insists with the Australians poised to hit back hard in 2020 after a frustrating Games in Rio that saw them finish 13th on the cycling medal total with 1 silver medal and 1 bronze. Fans from all over the world who want to watch the live-action can buy Olympic Track Cycling Tickets online.

It was an exhausted McCulloch that was in action at the national titles in Brisbane over the weekend, where she was upset in the sprint final by Victorian Caitlin Ward. That was a fairytale upshot on its own with Ward the first woman not named Anna or Kerrie Meares, Steph Morton or McCulloch to win it in the past 20 years.

But McCulloch has learned not to sweat the small setbacks. She lost in the semi-finals last year before going on to win gold at the Commonwealth Games and returned to this year’s titles fresh off a brilliant UCI Track World Championships in Poland, where she merged with Morton for victory in the team sprint.

They will be among the favorites for gold in Tokyo, while the pair is also aiming at individual success. With the Games now rushing towards competitors at top speed, she knows every race from this point must count.

McCulloch said: “I realized I have five races until the Tokyo Olympics. I’m pretty buggered (at nationals) because I haven’t done a lot of training. I wanted to come here with some clear objectives, tactically. There are only five more opportunities under a bit of pressure with people expecting you to win. And you get to see whether you can execute under that pressure. The Olympics is the highest pressure you can go to … the whole world is watching you. I’ve been to two now, one as a reserve and one racing, so to come to nationals very underdone, it feels very similar.”

McCulloch said she received some criticism at the same event last year before surging to victory in the Commonwealth Games. She continues to trust in the process and refuses to shift her gaze from the big picture, which is the top of a podium in Tokyo.

she said: “I always go out to win. But as I’ve gotten a bit older and more mature, I’ve realized that crossing the line first isn’t always everything. Sometimes crossing the line second but executing something you need to or have been working on, that’s very rewarding. At last year’s nationals, I copped a bit in the commentary because I did lose a couple of races. I was trying to execute something I wanted to do at the Commonwealth Games … I did that and I won. That’s the most important thing.”

“When you are successful, there is always the expectation you are going to win. You become a little bit more bulletproof but it doesn’t get any easier. I still get to the track and the nerves and there and the anxiety is there. You get better at management.”

Morton missed the nationals after having minor surgery on her knee but it will be unlikely to hinder her progress towards the biggest goal of them all in 2020. Along with McCulloch, she set the scene in Poland in a hugely successful world title that also included victory in the men’s and women’s team pursuit.

McCulloch said: “With Steph, we want to win an Olympic gold medal. We talk about that. But we both want to win individual gold medals as well. The ultimate goal would be to ride against each other in the final. I feel very strongly that we are going to win some gold medals in Tokyo. I think we are in for a crack … we always have but there is something different about this team. There is a confidence there and I do think we are going to have some Olympic champions in Tokyo.”

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ITU and Tokyo 2020 trying to tackle heat at the World Olympic Qualification event

A series of measures designed to help protect athletes from the heat and humidity is set to be implemented at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Olympic Qualification event in Tokyo this month. Fans from all over the world who want to watch the live-action can buy Olympic Triathlon tickets online.

The ITU has confirmed the start time of all races at the competition on August 15 and 16, which will double as a test event for next year’s Olympic Games, will be brought forward. Extra water stations will be made available on the course, while athletes will benefit from air-conditioned areas before and after the race.

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Competitors can also wear cooling vests until their official introduction at the event and coaches will be able to place cold or frozen water onto bikes between the athlete’s introductions and the start.

The ITU revealed coaches will be allowed to provide nutrition in designated areas on the bike and run course to their athletes while trained medical personnel will be stationed every 500m along the 10 km run course.

ITU medical director Sergio Migliorini said: “We are taking all the measures to make sure that everyone’s health and safety is our maximum priority, and we are sure that with all these measures, we are working in the right direction reducing the exposure of athletes to the weather conditions .“

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ITU and Tokyo 2020 trying to tackle heat at the World Olympic Qualification event

The event at Odaiba Park will be the latest where measures to combat the heat and humidity will be used to help ensure the safety of the athletes. The expected high temperatures in the Japanese capital during Tokyo 2020 are one of the biggest concerns for organizers in the build-up to the Games.

These fears grew with the release of information from the Japanese Government yesterday, which revealed 11 people died and 5,664 people were taken to hospitals in Japan due to medical issues related to heat last week when temperatures rose abruptly following the end of the rainy season in most areas.

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