Great Britain win U23 Mixed Relay World Championships

by Lisa Pringle on 01 Sep, 2014 09:57 • Español

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Great Britain continued their dominance in the Mixed Relay format, claiming the U23/Junior World Championship, backing up the Elite title they won earlier this year. Gordon Benson (GRB), the...

Great Britain continued their dominance in the Mixed Relay format, claiming the U23/Junior World Championship today, backing up the Elite title they won earlier this year. Gordon Benson (GRB), the bronze medallist in the U23 race, anchored his team, crossing the line in a time of one hour, 22 minutes, 58 seconds for the win ahead of Australia while home nation Canada grabbed the bronze.

Germany’s Laura Lindemann continued a successful World Championships after winning the U23 Women’s title yesterday. Leading off for Germany, she was first to emerge from the 300m swim, but right behind her was Sophie Coldwell (GBR) and Elianne Huitema (NED).

On the 6.6km bike leg, eight teams got away but Lindemann held her lead the entire way to tag first. Angelica Olmo (ITA) quickly followed, as did Erin Jones (USA), yesterday’s U23 women’s bronze medallist.

Lasse Nygaard-Priester (GER) kept Germany in the lead but it was Matthias Steinwandter (ITA) with a great swim that pushed Italy into second and Christopher Perham (GBR) put the Brits back into contention.

Nygaard-Priester maintained his lead to again see Germany hand off first. But impressive performances from Ben Kanute (USA) and Alexis Lepage (CAN) moved the Americans and Canadians into top positions.

A monster swim leg from Lucy Hall (GBR) knocked Germany out of the top three and was key in Great Britain’s eventual win. Dominika Jamnicky (CAN) kept Canada in the top three and a decision by the US team not to wear wetsuits paid off as they grabbed fourth after the swim.

Australia’s Brittany Dutton put in a huge performance to put them back into a medal position handing over to U23 Men’s silver medallist Jacob Birtwhistle to bring it home.

Up ahead, Hall followed up her fast swim with a superior bike and run to give Benson a 25-second lead going into the final changeover. Canada enjoyed a slight lead over Australia until Birtwhistle blew through the water to catch Canada’s Tyler Mislawchuk in transition.

But the Brits’ lead proved an unassailable one and Benson cruised over the line to claim gold. Birtwhistle put in a slick performance again today ensuring Australia snared the silver and Canada held on for bronze.

Mixed relay results


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Results: Elite Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:48:44
2. Mario Mola ESP 01:49:04
3. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 01:49:07
4. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:49:22
5. Joao Pereira POR 01:49:44
Results: Elite Women
1. Gwen Jorgensen USA 02:00:05
2. Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:00:21
3. Nicky Samuels NZL 02:00:31
4. Sarah True USA 02:01:20
5. Aileen Reid IRL 02:01:21
Results: U23 Men
1. Dorian Coninx FRA 01:53:06
2. Marc Austin GBR 01:53:20
3. Gordon Benson GBR 01:53:30
4. Simon Viain FRA 01:53:46
5. Marten Van Riel BEL 01:53:56
Results: U23 Women
1. Sophia Saller GER 02:04:52
2. Gillian Backhouse AUS 02:05:25
3. Erin Storie USA 02:06:59
4. Kirsten Kasper USA 02:07:33
5. Leonie Periault FRA 02:07:48
Results: Junior Men
1. Raphael Montoya FRA 00:56:27
2. Jacob Birtwhistle AUS 00:56:28
3. Calvin Quirk AUS 00:56:45
4. Lasse Nygaard-Priester GER 00:56:50
5. Russell Pennock CAN 00:57:05
Results: Junior Women
1. Laura Lindemann GER 01:02:35
2. Cassandre Beaugrand FRA 01:02:38
3. Audrey Merle FRA 01:02:44
4. Sophie Coldwell GBR 01:03:37
5. Avery Evenson USA 01:03:44
Results: Mixed U23-Junior Relay
1. Team I Great Britain GBR 01:22:58
2. Team I Australia AUS 01:23:21
3. Team I Canada CAN 01:23:50
4. Team I Germany GER 01:24:54
5. Team I Italy ITA 01:25:08
Results: Men's PT1
1. Krige Schabort USA 01:06:05
2. Phil Hogg H1 GBR 01:07:02
3. Geert Schipper H2 NED 01:08:02
4. Joseph Townsend H2 GBR 01:08:36
5. Giovanni Achenza H2 ITA 01:08:54
Results: Men's PT2
1. Vasily Egorov RUS 01:10:12
2. Michele Ferrarin ITA 01:11:00
3. Stephane Bahier FRA 01:15:02
4. Mark Barr USA 01:15:21
5. Geoffrey Wersy FRA 01:16:59
Results: Men's PT3
1. Lionel Hiffler FRA 01:07:24
2. Oliver Dreier AUT 01:08:29
3. Alessio Borgato ITA 01:11:55
4. Jorge Luis Fonseca BRA 01:12:38
5. Daniel Molina ESP 01:13:44
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