Best of 2014: Poland's WTS podium

by Erin Greene on 23 Dec, 2014 06:27 • EspaƱol
Best of 2014: Poland's WTS podium

Today’s top moment of 2014 goes to Poland’s Agnieszka Jerzyk. Jerzyk first made her name in Beijing in 2011, taking out the Under23 World Championship that year, but had failed to translate that into senior results - that was until Yokohama.

When the technical bike course in the Japanese harbour city failed to split a deep field of women and a crash in T2 further held up some of the top ladies, Jerzyk jumped on the opportunity to jut ahead. In the third lap of the run she pushed herself up into third place. From there on she never let go of her medal position, finishing the day with the third fastest time. Jerzyk’s bronze was also the first ever World Triathlon Series medal for Poland.

“I am surprised and very happy because this is my first podium. I have to change my stance about my swimming because it has not been so perfect, but today I change my thinking because I am on the podium and I know I can fight at the Olympic distance.”


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Related Event: 2014 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
17 - 18 May, 2014 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 01:45:31
2. Mario Mola ESP 01:45:31
3. Richard Murray RSA 01:46:00
4. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:46:27
5. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:46:29
Results: Elite Women
1. Gwen Jorgensen USA 01:58:38
2. Ai Ueda JPN 01:59:14
3. Agnieszka Jerzyk POL 01:59:24
4. Yuka Sato JPN 01:59:43
5. Alice Betto ITA 01:59:58
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