Thursday, February 22

2023 TRI247 Triathlon Awards: Female Paratriathlete of the Year Nominees and Winner

To commemorate an action jam-packed year of triathlon racing, we chose to review the season and thoroughly pick a handful of winners for our 2023 TRI247 Triathlon Awards.

For our 3rd award, we’re identifying the efforts of the very best female paratriathlon racers, with our ‘Female Paratriathlete of the Year’ Award, selected from a shortlist of extraordinary professional athletes by our specialist panel.

This year, the shortlist was comprised of Australian Lauren Parker, Italian Francesca Tarantello, American Grace Norman and Frenchwoman Élise Marc.

The Nominees

With many terrific paratriathletes making their case for this award in 2023, we were entrusted to the difficult option of narrowing it down to a list of simply 4 professional athletes. Ultimately, we created the 4 candidates, Parker, Tarantello, Norman and Marc, whose accomplishments we will take a look at in depth.

Image Credit: Wagner Araujo/ World Triathlon

Up, Norman of the United States sealed her status as a preferred to win the gold medal in Paris next summer season, as she looks for to restore the Paralympic Games title she won in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Winning every race she went into in 2023, Norman controlled at the 2 crucial occasions of the season in Paris and Pontevedra, winning both the private and blended group races in Spain, as she clinched the PTS5 World Championship title by more than a minute.

At simply 21 years of age, Italian Tarantello pleased in simply her 2nd complete season of elite paratriathlon, where she contended in the aesthetically impaired category. Having actually won the Italian PTVI championship games in May, Tarantello was likewise triumphant on home soil at the Europe Duathlon Championship in Venice-Caorle.

After back-to-back wins on home grass, the young star continuously amazed throughout the season with 5 additional podiums, as she updated from a silver medal at the World Championship in 2015 in Abu Dhabi to gold in Pontevedra.

French several world champ Marc, one of the most skilled paratriathletes on the circuit, was definitely unsurpassable in 2023, winning each of her 5 races consisting of the World Triathlon Para Cup on home soil in Paris.

Furthermore, Marc got a nationwide title to choose her fantastic World Championship win in Pontevedra, as she protected back-to-back titles having likewise won 12 months back in Abu Dhabi.

Each of Norman, Tarantello and Marc were more than deserving of winning the award, having actually taken pleasure in an extraordinary quantity of success in a thrilling season. For our panel, there might just be one winner after a fantastic 12 months.

The Winner– Lauren Parker

Our winner for the 2023 TRI247 Female Paratriathlete of the Year Award is Lauren Parker, after the Australian continued her unbelievable supremacy in the PTWC category with a win streak that extends back to November 2021.

Image Credit: Wagner Araujo/ World Triathlon


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