The PTO’s Tri Fantasy Game for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now live, giving you a fun way to get involved with the upcoming races and see how you stack up with other players around the world.
If you follow the world of short-course triathlon and know your Taylor Knibb from your Tayler Reid and your Jo Brown from your Jonny Brownlee, the Tokyo Tri Fantasy Game is the perfect way to channel your excitement for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic triathlon races. Use your budget to pick your team then see how they perform and find out how you fare in the global rankings.
How It Works
All you need to do is choose a team of the top five male and female triathletes who you think will race the best in the individual Olympic triathlons. But before you go to town picking all the favourites, there’s a catch – you’ve got a limited imaginary budget of ¥350 to play with.
This is your virtual seed money to spend on your team and each athlete costs a different amount based on their World Triathlon Ranking points going into the Games. So, the top-ranked male and female athletes at the Games – Spain’s Mario Mola and the USA’s Summer Rappaport – will set you back ¥55 and ¥49 respectively. Meanwhile, you can pick up some less well-known athletes from just ¥7.
As it’s based on the current rankings, there are some bargains to be had. A big favourite from our Tokyo women’s race preview, Bermuda’s Flora Duffy, comes in at the tempting price of ¥34 while WTCS Leeds winner Maya Kingma of the Netherlands is only ¥28.
It’s a similar story on the men’s side with some stars from our Tokyo men’s race preview available for a budget-friendly outlay. Britain’s Alex Yee, the men’s winner in Leeds and the sport’s fastest runner is a reasonable ¥33 while nine-time world champ and Olympic Silver medallist from London, Javier Gomez of Spain can be yours for ¥26.
Once you’ve picked your international squad of super athletes, all that there’s left to do is enjoy the edge-of-your-seat racing on offer in the men’s and women’s individual races – which take place on Monday 26 July 2021 06:30am and Tuesday 27 July 2021 06:30am (Tokyo time).
The new male and female Olympic Champions will each earn 1500 points. For every place after that, the points haul decreases by 7.5%, so you’ll get 1387.5 points for Silver and 1283.44 points for Bronze – right down to 22.27 points for 55th place. And of course, if your athlete doesn’t make it to the finish, there will be no points to claim.
The more points you have after both races, the higher you’ll appear on our global rankings where you’ll be able to compare how you’ve done against other triathlon superfans.
So, put on your triathlon pundit’s hat, make your predictions and get ready to hold bragging rights over your friends – or be the butt of a chorus of ‘I told you so,’ if you’re completely off base!
Make your selections now for the Tri Fantasy Game!