Hewitt and Clarke Win Rookie of Year

Hewitt and Clarke Win Rookie of Year

By ITU Admin on 13/11/06 at 12:00 am

Andrea Hewitt of New Zealand and William Clarke of Great Britain were awarded the Rookie of the Year Award at the World Cup Finale Gala in New Plymouth.

Andrea Hewitt’s debut year on the World Cup circuit included three podium finish (2nd in Madrid, 3rd in Mooloolaba and 3rd in Salford), and two top 10 finishes (7th in Beijing and 10th in New Plymouth) and a 10th place finish at the Lausanne ITU Triathlon World Championships in Lausanne. Her final World Rank was 9th, which along with her bronze medal from the Commonwealth Games capped off a spectacular year.

Will Clarke also had an outstanding year leading off with the European and World title for the U/23 division. He also earned a podium finish in front of his home country crowd in Salford, along with top 10 finishes in Hamburg, Mooloolaba and Madrid. His final rank was 18th.

The “rookie of the year” award carries with it, besides the coveted BG Triathlon World Cup Rookie of the Year Cup, 2 round the world tickets to travel to 2007 World Cup events.

Hewitt and Clarke will be ones to keep an eye on has we head into the final 18 months of qualifying for the Beijing Olympic Games.

La ITU escoge entre los ms jvenes atletas de la Copa del Mundo BG a los Rookies del Ao 2006

Andrea Hewitt de Nueva Zelanda y William Clarke de Reino Unido han sido galardonados con el premio al Rookie del Ao en la Gala final de la Copa del Mundo BG en New Plymouth.

El debut de Andrea Hewitt en las series de la Copa del Mundo BG ha incluido tres podiums (2 en Madrid, 3 en Mooloolaba y tambin 3 en Salford), y dos veces entre los 10 primeros (7 en Beijing y 10 en New Plymouth) asi como la 10 posicin en el Campeonato del Mundo de la ITU celebrado en Lausanne. Su clasificacin mundial final es la 9 posicin, la cual, junto con la medalla de bronce de los Juegos de la Commonwealth han puesto la guinda a un ao espectacular.
                                                                                                                                                                                       
Will Clarke tambin ha tenido un ao excepcional ganando los ttulos europeo y mundial Sub 23. Tambin gano un podium frente al pblico de su pas en Salford, adems de haber finalizado entre los 10 primeros en Hamburgo, Mooloolaba y Madrid. Fue decimoctavo en la clasificacin final.

El galardn de Rookie del Ao conlleva consigo, a parte de de la Copa BG de Rookie del ao de la Copa del Mundo, 2 billetes de vuelta al mundo para viajar a las Copas del Mundo 2007. 

No debemos quitar el ojo a Hewitt y Clarke ya que entramos en los ltimos 18 meses del periodo de clasificacin para los Juegos Olmpicos de Beijing 2008. 

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