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.
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.
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.
|Results: PTWC Men|
|1.||Antonio Daniel Muller H1||GER||01:11:39|
|2.||Jan Tomanek H1||CZE||01:14:54|
|3.||Howie Sanborn H1||USA||01:18:04|
|Results: PTS2 Men|
|Results: PTS4 Men|