Canada top home World Cup in Magog

by Adam Bailey for the IPC on 17 Jul, 2018 09:34 • Español
Canada top home World Cup in Magog

Two-time track and field Paralympian Jon Dunkerley led a strong Canadian showing in his home ITU Paratriathlon World Cup in Magog World Cup on Saturday.

In his second ITU season, the former sprinter won the men’s PTVI category in 1:06:19, holding off France’s Charles Edouard Catherine by two minutes. Ireland’s Donnacha McCarthy completed the podium.

Dunkerley held a strong advantage in the swim and, after the bike, the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympian led by over 60 seconds from Catherine. Gold was the 38-year-old’s second medal of the season having open 2018 at the Paratriathlon American Championships with silver.

His compatriots Lyne-Marie Bilodeau (1:42:46), Kamylle Frenette (1:10:22) and Jessica Tuomela (1:12:52) were the lone racers in the women’s PTS2, PTS5 and PTVI categories to add to Canada’s haul.

Frenette had a strong race in Magog following her silver medal from the Besancon World Cup, while Tuomela added to her victory from March’s American Championships.

Bilodeau, 17 who also competes in Nordic skiing, took on her first career ITU event.

Best of the rest

The USA’s PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic champion Kendall Gretsch also transitioned from Nordic skiing to win in her season debut. She finished six minutes ahead of Australia’s Emily Tapp with a time of 1:14:59 in the women’s PTWC.

After three World Cup appearances this year, Antonio Daniel Muller – racing under the ITU flag – won his first in the men’s equivalent in 1:11:39. The Czech Republic’s Jan Tomanek and the USA’s Howie Sanborn secured silver and bronze, respectively.

A three-minute lead out of the swim segment proved crucial for Australia’s Brant Garvey (1:12:35) in beating out the USA’s Allan Armstrong in the men’s PTS2, his second World Cup win in 2018.

China’s Wang Jiachao (1:04:17) had no trouble in the men’s PTS4, while the battle for second went to Denmark’s Havard Vatnhamar with a 30-second finish over of Australia’s Clint Pickin.

Mexico’s Jose Abraham Estrada Sierra (1:00:53) was the victor in the men’s PTS5, while Japan went two-three in Tetsuki Kaji and Keiichi Sato, respectively.

Related Event: 2018 Magog ITU Paratriathlon World Cup
14 Jul, 2018 • event pageall results
Results: PTWC Men
1. Antonio Daniel Muller H1 ITU 01:11:39
2. Jan Tomanek H1 CZE 01:14:54
3. Howie Sanborn H1 USA 01:18:04
Results: PTWC Women
1. Kendall Gretsch H2 USA 01:14:59
2. Emily Tapp H1 AUS 01:20:23
Results: PTS2 Men
1. Brant Garvey AUS 01:12:35
2. Allan Armstrong USA 01:13:56
3. Kenshiro Nakayama JPN 01:19:53
Results: PTS2 Women
1. Lyne-Marie Bilodeau CAN 01:42:46
Results: PTS4 Men
1. Jiachao Wang CHN 01:04:17
2. Hávard Vatnhamar DEN 01:07:10
3. Clint Pickin AUS 01:07:42
4. Tojo Lazzari IRL 01:11:11
5. Liam Twomey AUS 01:14:55
Results: PTS5 Men
1. José Abraham Estrada Sierra MEX 01:00:53
2. Tetsuki Kaji JPN 01:01:51
3. Keiichi Sato JPN 01:02:36
DNF. Juan Carlos Cano Espinoza MEX DNF
Results: PTS5 Women
1. Kamylle Frenette CAN 01:10:22
Results: PTVI Men
1. Jon Dunkerley B1 CAN 01:06:19
2. Charles Edouard Catherine B1 FRA 01:08:13
3. Donnacha Mc Carthy B1 IRL 01:19:29
4. Brandon Adame B1 USA 01:22:03
Results: PTVI Women
1. Jessica Tuomela B1 CAN 01:12:52
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