Paratriathlon World Championships Highlights from Beijing

by Nicola Hargreaves on 09 Sep, 2011 03:59

Friday afternoon saw the inspirational paratriathletes take to the Olympic course at the 2011 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships. Following a British sweep in the men’s under23 race earlier in the day, Great Britain also enjoyed success in the paratriathlon taking the first two spots in four of the classifications.

A total of 72 athletes representing 18 National Federations competed under glorious blue skies in Beijing with six categories in both the men’s and women’s competitions crowning the medallists of the day.

Jane Egan (GBR) and Elizabeth McTernan (GBR) claimed gold and silver respectively in the female TRI-1, with Faye McClelland (GBR) and Clare Cunningham (GBR) taking the top two spots in the TRI-4 and Edith Dasse (FRA) in third.

TRI-6 ended with a similar result as Great Britain’s Charlotte Ellis and Sara Butler took gold and silver with Patricia Walsh (USA) snatching bronze. In the men’s TRI-3 Britain triumphed yet again in Steven Judge and James Smith who secured gold and silver with French paratriathlete Geoffrey Wersy taking bronze.

North America dominated the podium in the women’s TRI-2 and TRI-3 as the U.S. took top three spots with Melissa Stockwell, Sarah Reinertsen, Scout Bassett in the TRI-3 and Jennifer Hopkins (CAN) took gold, Beth Price (USA) silver and Kim Wedgerfield (CAN) bronze in TRI-2.

Danielle McLaughlin (USA) won the female TRI-5 category in a time of 01:35:08.

France ran away with gold in both the men’s TRI-4 and TRI-5 with both Yannick Bourseaux and Benjamin Landier winning their respective categories by over three minutes. The silver and bronze medallists in TRI-4 were Angelo Borim (BRA) and Peter Boronkay (HUN) with JP Theberge (USA) and Martin Falch (AUT) second and third in TRI-5.

The men’s TRI-1 placed Bill Chaffey (AUS) on the top of the podium followed by Andre Kajlich of the U.S. and Brazil’s Fernando Aranha with bronze. South Africa claimed gold in the men’s TRI-2 in the form of Oswald Kydd with Mohamed Lahna taking silver and David Peiffer (FRA) the bronze.

The men’s TRI-6 saw Rodrigo Feola (BRA) produce a winning time of 01:07:45 with Haseeb Ahmad (GBR) in the silver medal position.

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Race action continues on Saturday 10 September with the junior women, elite men and women’s under23. Catch all the racing on

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Results: Elite Women
1. Andrea Hansen NZL 01:58:26
2. Helen Jenkins GBR 01:58:40
3. Melanie Hauss SUI 01:58:58
4. Lisa Norden SWE 01:59:00
5. Laura Bennett USA 01:59:02
Results: Elite Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:48:07
2. Sven Riederer SUI 01:48:14
3. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:48:17
4. Dmitry Polyanskiy AIN 01:48:20
5. Laurent Vidal FRA 01:48:24
Results: U23 Men
1. Matthew Sharp GBR 01:52:12
2. David McNamee GBR 01:52:17
3. Thomas Bishop GBR 01:52:19
4. Greg Billington USA 01:52:38
5. Franz Löschke GER 01:53:01
Results: U23 Women
1. Agnieszka Jerzyk POL 02:07:07
2. Zsófia Kovács HUN 02:07:08
3. Rebecca Robisch GER 02:07:14
4. Kaitlin Donner USA 02:07:18
5. Yuliya Yelistratova UKR 02:07:30
Results: Junior Men
1. Lukas Verzbicas USA 00:56:21
2. Justus Nieschlag GER 00:56:54
3. Tony Smoragiewicz USA 00:56:59
4. Ron Darmon ISR 00:57:06
5. Matt Brown AUS 00:57:11
Results: Junior Women
1. Mikayla Nielsen NZL 01:03:40
2. Ashlee Bailie AUS 01:03:42
3. Hanna Philippin GER 01:03:47
4. Eszter Pap HUN 01:04:02
5. Kelly Whitley USA 01:04:12
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