New Caledonia collects double gold at 2015 Pacific Games
In dominating performances, both athletes led from start to finish with both putting forward strong swim-bike combinations to set up their races.
Robin didn’t have it all her own way, however, with 17-year-old Tahiti athlete Salome de Barthez de Marmorieres chasing her all the way to the finish for silver. Celine Grymonprez-Hirzel, also from New Caledonia, put in a fast run for bronze.
Lucini also had a Tahitian athlete in Benjamin Zorgnotti chasing him home with Zorgnotti taking silver and New Caledonia taking bronze when Mathieu Szalamacha finished with a fast run.
All Team OTU development athletes were in attendance for this exciting race and all performed well. This is a huge race on their calendar and was a big focus for the last year or more. The team showed another level of progress from their efforts in Fiji last month and are a credit to their coaches and National Federations.
This race also had a teams medal based on a combination of the best three placings across both individual events. New Caledonia took gold, Tahiti won silver with Guam grabbing bronze.
Related Event: 2015 Port Moresby Pacific Games
|Results: Elite Men|