Tilda Mansson delivers Junior World title with outstanding final effort in Montreal

by doug.gray@triathlon.org on 24 Jun, 2022 01:51 • Español
Tilda Mansson delivers Junior World title with outstanding final effort in Montreal

Following up on her world championship silver in Quarteira last year, Sweden’s Tilda Mansson powered to the gold in Montreal on Friday morning, pulling away from Jule Behrens over the last run lap to take the tape and the 2022 world title.

The format had been changed to duathlon after heavy rains in the preceding days affected the water course, and the previous year’s top two were soon locked in battle across the run-bike-run, eventually leaving the rest of the field trailing, Livia Gross of Switzerland was able to win the challenge for bronze.

“I would have liked to have the triathlon, that’s what I came here for, but it’s the same for everyone,” said a delighted Mansson. “I was very nervous today, I don’t know why, but I think I handled it well. On the second lap I just wanted to go, I heard the gap was getting longer and just thought, don’t stop! My mother’s here and she supports me, and my brother who is my coach, so I’m very grateful to him too.”

The start line changed to the edge of transition, the women lined up four-deep and it was Mansson, Bherens and Myral Greco (ITA) who were straight to the front. It wasn’t long before the field had started to string out, Brazil’s Julia Munhoz sadly ending her race early with an injury in the very first lap.

Clara Normand (CAN) and Faith Dasso (USA) were among the names in the middle of the pack, Marcela Alvarez Solis (MEX) spearheading the athletes back to the blue carpet before looping round the hairpin to transition for the first time.

It was Solis out first with Greco and Ilona Hadoum (FRA), Mansson and Noemie Beaulieu (CAN) just five seconds behind. Elena Viejo Campos (ESP) was also well set as a pack of nine cyclists formed out front on the first of four laps.

Manon Laporte (FRA) was among those driving the train forward as 16 athletes came together, Bethany Cook (GBR) and Felipa Hermann (GER) also going well at the halfway point, 

Behrens from Laporte and Greco after lap one on the bike but 19 in the group now slicing through the tight and technical bike course.

Through transition for the final time, Beaulieu gave the crowds plenty to cheer as she was out first onto the run, Julia Brocker on her shoulder. But just a few metres back it was Mansson and Behrens already planning their move, and it wasn’t long before the duo had hit the front, the German sat right on the Swede’s shoulder for the first 2.5km.

The lead to Beaulieu, Brocker and Gross was 25 seconds at the bell, and as that gap grew, so Gross was able to pull clear in third. Meanwhile out front, it was Mansson who was able to afford herself a big grin as she looked over her shoulder one final time to see the gap now hitting 10 seconds to her nearest rival, and the world title was all hers. Beaulieu finished with fourth for Canada, Luna De Bruin (NED) running her way into fifth.

Full results click here.

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Related Event: 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal
24 - 26 Jun, 2022 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Alex Yee GBR 00:21:55
2. Hayden Wilde NZL 00:21:58
3. Léo Bergere FRA 00:21:59
4. Jelle Geens BEL 00:22:02
5. Manoel Messias BRA 00:22:05
Results: Elite Women
1. Georgia Taylor-Brown GBR 00:24:04
2. Cassandre Beaugrand FRA 00:24:07
3. Beth Potter GBR 00:24:15
4. Alberte Kjær Pedersen DEN 00:24:25
5. Summer Rappaport USA 00:24:42
Results: Mixed Relay
1. Team I France FRA 01:27:14
2. Team I Great Britain GBR 01:27:37
3. Team I United States USA 01:27:44
4. Team I New Zealand NZL 01:27:53
5. Team I Canada CAN 01:29:06
Results: Junior Men
1. Thomas Hansmaennel FRA 00:51:40
2. Toby Powers AUS 00:51:57
3. Reese Vannerson USA 00:52:00
4. Gaspard Tharreau FRA 00:52:16
5. Pablo Isotton FRA 00:52:17
Results: Junior Women
1. Tilda Månsson SWE 00:57:17
2. Jule Behrens GER 00:57:29
3. Livia Gross SUI 00:58:03
4. Noemie Beaulieu CAN 00:58:14
5. Luna De Bruin NED 00:58:17
Results: Mixed U23-Junior Relay
1. Team I France FRA 01:24:07
2. Team I Great Britain GBR 01:24:26
3. Team I Germany GER 01:25:40
4. Team I Hungary HUN 01:26:17
5. Team I Canada CAN 01:26:21
Results: 16-19 Male AG Sprint
1. Jack Screen CAN 01:00:28
2. Edgar Martinez Hidalgo MEX 01:01:00
3. Owen Schessler USA 01:01:12
4. Carson Vanderschaaf USA 01:03:18
5. Colin Vanderschaaf USA 01:03:49
Results: 20-24 Male AG Sprint
1. Pieter Vanderhenst BEL 00:59:47
2. Ben Rawlins GBR 01:00:33
3. Victor Manuel Maza Delgado MEX 01:00:56
4. Antoine Michaud CAN 01:01:21
5. Vladyslav Lyesin CAN 01:01:22
Results: 25-29 Male AG Sprint
1. James Hodgson GBR 00:59:39
2. Miguel Angel Garcia Ramos MEX 01:00:41
3. Matthew Bode USA 01:00:58
4. Zack Hamner USA 01:01:37
5. Alec Harp USA 01:03:49
Results: 30-34 Male AG Sprint
1. Todd Buckingham USA 01:00:56
2. Christian Ramos Ramirez MEX 01:02:16
3. Stephen Allnutt USA 01:03:51
4. Arthur Buchanan CAN 01:04:09
5. Mathieu Didier BEL 01:04:44
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