World Triathlon Para Cup: Swimming leg dropped over water high quality issues in Paris’ River Seine

Triathlon athletes swim in the Seine river during the men's 2023 World Triathlon Olympic Games Test Event in Paris
Swimming is about to return to the Seine at Paris 2024 after a 100-year-old ban

The World Triathlon Para Cup in Paris had its swimming legs cancelled following “discrepancies” in water high quality assessments from the River Seine.

The take a look at occasion races for the 2024 Paris Olympics, have been modified to a duathlon.

World Aquatics stated the choice was made so “to not put the well being and security of the athletes in danger”.

Nice Britain’s Dave Ellis and information Luke Pollard claimed gold within the males’s PTVI class, whereas Claire Cashmore took silver within the girls’s PTS5.

On Thursday and Friday, the elite males’s and girls’s triathlon races included the swimming leg within the Seine, with Nice Britain’s Alex Yee and Beth Potter every profitable gold.

Nonetheless, earlier this month, an Open Water Swimming World Cup occasion – one other take a look at occasion for Paris 2024 – was cancelled after water high quality within the Seine was dominated to be “under acceptable requirements.”

The Seine is scheduled to host marathon swimming, triathlon and Para-triathlon occasions on the Olympics and Paralympics.

“We’ve got noticed a major discrepancy between the newest water high quality assessments offered by the laboratory and the excessive frequency pattern analysers,” World Aquatics stated in a press release on Saturday.

“Paris 2024, the Metropolis of Paris and the general public authorities are investigating the information discrepancy and can share extra particulars as quickly as extra info is accessible.”

Swimming is about to be one of many main legacies of the Video games due to a 1.4bn euro (£1.2bn) regeneration undertaking in Paris, with three open-air swimming areas accessible from the quayside by 2025.

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