Roberto Menescal, Superintendente of the Brazilian Triathlon Federation, recently visited the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (BPC) headquarters to meet Andrew Parsons, President of BPC, also a member of the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board.
Discussions covered various projects around Paratriathlon in Brazil, including the coaches programme and athletes support in equipment and travel. Developing female paratriathletes was another important topic during the meeting and they have agreed to invest proper resources for the sport in the future.
Deeply keen to develop Paratriathlon, the Brazilian Triathlon Federation translated some key technical documents on the sport into Portuguese to support the process. The next meeting is scheduled in late February.
Paratriathlon was added to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games programme at the IPC Governing Board meeting held in Guangzhou last December. The Brazilian Triathlon Federation will play a crucial role in introducing Paratriathlon in Rio 2016 for the first time in the history of the Paralympic Movement.