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Aussies Set Eyes On Multisport World Championships In Samorin

Aussies Set Eyes On Multisport World Championships In Samorin

20 Australians will be donning the green and gold at the upcoming World Multisport Championships this week in Samorin, Slovakia. The 2022 Aquathlon, Aquabike and Long Distance Triathlon World Championships are set to begin this Thursday for a week packed with Elite, U23, Junior, Paratriathlon and Age Group racing. 

Samorin will see the second Multisport World Championships for the 2022 season after the Duathlon, and Cross Triathlon World Championships took place earlier this year in Targu Mures, Romania.

Taking place at the iconic x-bionic® sphere sports complex, just 25km from the historic capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, the event will be hosted by Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) and will run alongside The Collins Cup from Thursday through to Sunday (18-21 August 2022).

The Aquathlon World Championships will take place on Thursday, over a 1km swim and 5km run, and with titles up for grabs in the Elite, U23, Junior, and Age Group categories. 
The Long Distance World Championships will be delivered over the 100km distance (2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run) on the Sunday, with Elite athletes, and age-groupers all vying for world titles. The Aquabike races will also take place on the Sunday, over a 2km swim and 80km bike, open for age-groupers only. 

Nick Carling will be flying the Aussie flag at the Parade of Nations after being selected as Team Flag Bearer in Samorin. Hailing from Cairns Crocs Triathlon Club, Nick will be joining his fourth Australian Team after having competed at World Championships in Adelaide, Cozumel and Lausanne. 

More familiar Australian Team members will also be joining Carling in Samorin with dynamic duo Julie and Seppo Kael fresh from their  Cross Triathlon World Championships in Targu Mures, Romania earlier this year. After Julie took out the bronze medal in the Cross Triathlon, both Julie and Seppo are set to take on the aquathlon and aquabike championships double this week. 

We will also be seeing current Long Distance Triathlon Australian Champion Grace Thek, who was crowned earlier this year at the Shimano Husky Triathlon Festival (Big Husky), ready and raring to take on the Elite Long Distance Triathlon World Championships on Sunday. 

Good luck to all Australians taking to the starting line: 

Aquathlon World Championships – Thursday 18 August   
Age Group  
Ellie Barrett (30-34) 
Julie Kael (50-54) 
Seppo Kael (55-59) 

Chris Deegan 

Aquabike World Championships - Sunday 21 August 
Age Group 
Julie Kael (50-54) 
Jenny Scaysbrook (60-64) 
Jack Jeffree (30-34) 
Ricky Bolmers (35-39) 
Seppo Kael (55-59) 
Robin Ven Den Honert (65-69) 
Rowland Cook (70-74) 

Long Distance World Championships - Sunday 21 August 
Age Group 
Karen Mays (55-59) 
Key Poletto (65-69) 
Cameron Slack-Smith (30-34) 
Nick Carling (35-39) 
Michael Case (40-44) 
Nick Kenny (40-44) 
Darren Griffiths (50-54) 
Bill Kentish (50-54) 

Grace Thek 
Steve McKenna 
Tim Reed 

Key dates & times (AEST): 
Thursday 18 August 
Elite Men 6:30pm (aquathlon)
Elite Women 6:35pm (aquathlon)
Age Group from 7:00pm (aquathlon)
Parade of Nations 12:00am 

Sunday 21 August 
Elite Men 5:00pm (long distance)
Elite Women 5:10pm (long distance)
Age Group from 5:30pm (long distance)
Age Group from 6:20pm (aquabike)

Full event schedule here >>