Since International Triathlon Union set new sport classes in paratriathlon, all Japanese paratriathletes undergo classification before the WPS Gold Coast event.
Yukako Hata in women's PTS2 category taking the silver medal and she reaches No. 5 ITU Paratriathlon Ranking. Other athletes also gain ITU Paratriathlon Ranking points.
They are hoping to win at the next event, 2017 Subic Bay ASTC Paratriathlon Asian Championships as well as on home soil in Yokohama on 13 May.
Japanese Paratriathletes' results:
Women's PTVI - 5th Atsuko Maruo (Alcare, GUNZE Sports) 1:20:11
Men's PTHC - Jyumpei Kimura (Social welfare corporation Himawari) 1:10:25
Men's PTS4 - Hideki Uda (Siga Triathlon Association) 1:11:04
Men's PTS5 - Keiichi Sato (Abex Group Holdings Inc.) 1:06:37
Distances: Swim 750m (1 lap), Bike 20km (5 laps), Run 5 km (2 laps of 2.305km and 390m)
Water temperature 21.7ºC. Air temperature 24ºC.