Jonas Schomburg is a familiar face on the triathlon scene. As a sprint- and Olympic-distance specialist, he follows in the footsteps of his father Arnd, himself a former professional triathlete who competed for Germany in the 1990s. Jonas made his international triathlon début in 2013, achieving his career-best results to date in the 2016 season. On top of winning the Aquathlon (U23) World Championship title in the Olympic season, he took silver at the World University Triathlon Championships and finished a personal best of seventh in the ITU World Triathlon Series. After a couple of years competing for Turkey, German-born Schomburg returned to racing for Germany in 2018. He is also on the German Triathlon Union's talent squad for the next Olympic Games.
A 10th-place finish at the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo secured 27-year-old Jonas his spot at the Tokyo Olympic Games, bringing him a big step closer to fulfilling his dream of winning an Olympic medal.