Japanese triathlete Tsudoi Miyazaki dies in traffic incident in France
It is with deep sorrow that the Japan Triathlon Union can confirm that Japanese triathlete Tsudoi Miyazaki, 25 years old, died yesterday, July 27, in France when she was hit by a vehicle during a bike training near Orléans.
Ms. Miyazaki was on an individual training camp at a triathlon overseas base in France, after she competed at the Pontevedra World Cup last weekend.
World Triathlon and the Japan Triathlon Union want to offer our deepest condolences to Ms. Miyazaki family, friends, coaches and teammates. The thoughts of all the Triathlon Family are with you all in these terrible times.
Ms. Miyazaki was born in Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. She started triathlon in college, won the Japan U23 Triathlon Championships in 2019, and was expected to grow into a leading, high-performing triathlete in the future, aiming to win medals at the 2024 Paris Olympics and the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
Regarding the circumstances of the accident, local authorities are investigating and our local staff members are working through this tragedy. JTU has immediately dispatched staff members to France to join the training base staff to take care of the situation.