USA and GBR dominate World Aquathlon

09 Sep, 2005 12:00

Current world triathlon champion Sheila Taormina of the USA, tonight added another title to her belt with victory in the 2005 ITU World Aquathlon Championships in Gamagori, Japan.
Carla Moreno (BRA) and Lenka Radova (CZE) won the silver and bronze respectively.
Taormina looked comfortable in the race she was using as a final hitout for Sunday’s Olympic distance world triathlon championships.
In a great night for Great Britain, former world junior champion Tim Don continued his great form, to claim the men’s world aquathlon title ahead of team-mate Richard Stannard. Don has won three World Cups this year and now has his sights set on a strong performance in the ITU world triathlon championships on Sunday. 
Paulo Miyashiro won Brazil’s second medal of the night with his third place in the men’s race.
Conditions in this nighttime race were hot and steamy with the air temperature 30 degrees and the water 25 degrees.
In a first for the sport the race was conducted under floodlights with athletes racing a 3.3km run, followed by a 1 km swim and then a 1.6km run.

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Related Event: 2005 Gamagori ITU Aquathlon World Championships
08 Sep, 2005 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Women
1. Sheila Taormina USA 00:30:01
2. Carla Moreno BRA 00:30:14
3. Lenka Kovarova CZE 00:30:20
4. Kiyomi Niwata JPN 00:30:29
5. Charlotte Bonin ITA 00:32:10
6. Annamaria Mazzetti ITA 00:32:25
7. Sara Desideri ITA 00:33:44
DNF. Elizabeth May LUX 00:00:00
Results: Elite Men
1. Tim Don GBR 00:26:51
2. Richard Stannard GBR 00:26:51
3. Paulo Miyashiro BRA 00:26:56
4. Shane Reed NZL 00:27:15
5. Francesco Cecchin ITA 00:28:17
6. Peter Viana ITA 00:28:18
7. Massimo De Ponti ITA 00:28:32
8. Danilo Brustolon ITA 00:28:43
9. Alberto Casadei ITA 00:28:50
10. Danilo Vaccalluzzo ITA 00:29:08
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