By Peter Holmes on 28/09/09 at 4:36 pm
France, Czech Republic, Austria, Portugal, Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Israel, Slovenia, Russia and Croatia qualified for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games in San Javier, Spain following a weekend of intense racing.
The athletes who participated were born between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 1993 with nine places available for European male and female competitors hoping to take a spot on the Youth Olympic Games start pontoon next summer. Both Germany and Great Britain were successful in qualifying both a man and a woman.
In the womenâ€™s race there was a convincing win for Marlene GÃ³mez-Isslinger from Germany as took victory by fifth seconds ahead of Valentina Brambilla from Italy, who narrowly beat Great Britain’s Elinor Thorogood. JÃ©rÃ©my Obozil from France took men’s race honours by just eleven seconds, ahead of Lukas Kocar from the Czech Republic. Austria’s Alois Knabl took third.
The organizers were the Spanish Triathlon Federation, the Region of Murcia Triathlon Federation and the Region of Murcia Autonomous Community in collaboration with the City of San Javier.
The Youth Olympic Games will take place in Singapore next August, featuring young athletes from across the world giving them an experience of competing on the world stage and allowing them to realise their Olympic aspirations.
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