Victory for Rostislav Pevtsov and Alicja Ulatowska at the Aquathlon World Championships

by Courtney Akrigg on 02 May, 2019 06:11 • Español
Victory for Rostislav Pevtsov and Alicja Ulatowska at the Aquathlon World Championships

Stacked fields lined up in Pontevedra for the 2019 ITU Aquathlon World Championships across elite, U23 and junior races.

Headlining the elite men’s race was Emmanuel Lejeune, however the Belgian didn’t have a good start to the race and came out of the swim in 22nd position.

Kevin Tarek Vinuela from Spain, spurred on with home crowd support, produced a brilliant swim to lead the field into transition and out on the run.

Vinuela, who claimed 8th position earlier this week in the 2019 Pontevedra ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships, was running well in front but he had a string of strong runners motoring behind.

Rostislav Pevtsov, from Azerbaijan, pushed the pace and overtook the Spaniard on the final stage of the race. Pevtsov comfortably hit the blue carpet and took the tape to be awarded with the 2019 aquathlon title.

“I am very happy, it’s my first official aquathlon race and I am very happy to win today.”

Vinuela produced a striking race combination to be presented with the silver medal in front of immense crowd support.

“Very happy with my race. I led through the swim, it was very very fast,” Vinuela said.

Russia’s Dmitry Polyanskiy, who recently competed in the 2019 MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda, rounded out the men’s podium with the bronze medal.

“I am not so happy with my swim today. It was difficult, my swim today. The Spanish guy was so strong here and I could not swim with him,” said the Russian triathlete.

In the women’s race Hungary’s Zsanett Bragmayer led the field out of the 1km swim and into the first transition of the day. Poland’s Alicja Ulatowska, Hungary’s Márta Kropkó and Bianca Seregni from Italy.

Bragmayer was the first woman to charge out of transition to commence the 5km run. The Hungarian set the pace and had Ulatowska, Kropkó hot on her heels.

On the final stretch of the course Bragmayer was running strong out in front but a slight look over the shoulder which was enough to edge Ulatowska to move swiftly and take the lead. The Hungarian held onto the confidence of her sprint, hit the blue carpet and stormed home to victory. The Polish athlete claimed the world title across both U23 and elite categories.

“I am very happy, I didn’t expect to be first.  I was counting in my head whether I could achieve the U23 medal but honestly I didn’t expect to be first overall and am very happy because my family came here. I am so happy they could see me fighting like this.

“I was all the time on the back of my friend from Hungary. I decided to go in her shadow, just to save my legs. In the final stage when I saw her turning her head around, I decided to sprint. I believe in my sprint and that was my tactic.

“Pontevedra, it’s amazing. Everybody cheering. It’s just wonderful. A perfect place to have the World Championships,” Ulatowska said.

Bragmayer held strong in second position to run across the line and be awarded with the silver medal. A surprising burst of power enabled Mexico’s Itzel Arroyo Aquino to take the final spot on the podium in bronze.

Spain’s Ander Noain Lacamara and Poland’s Alicja Ulatowska claimed the world titles in their respective U23 fields.

Spain’s Esteban Basanta Fouz and Italy’s Bianca Seregni were awarded with the gold medals and world titles in the junior duathlon categories.

Results: 2019 Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon World Championships.

Related Event: 2019 Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon World Championships
02 May, 2019 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Rostislav Pevtsov AZE 00:28:52
2. Kevin Tarek Viñuela Gonzalez ESP 00:29:15
3. Dmitry Polyanskiy RUS 00:29:22
4. Domen Dornik SLO 00:29:28
5. Andrea Secchiero ITA 00:29:31
Results: Elite Women
1. Alicja Ulatowska POL 00:33:10
2. Zsanett Bragmayer HUN 00:33:15
3. Itzel Arroyo Aquino MEX 00:33:28
4. Bianca Seregni ITA 00:33:33
5. Eva Daniels LUX 00:33:36
Results: U23 Men
1. Ander Noain Lacamara ESP 00:29:39
2. Kamil Damentka POL 00:29:42
3. Andres Cendan Llorens ESP 00:29:48
4. Oliver Gorges LUX 00:30:37
5. André Santos POR 00:31:08
Results: U23 Women
1. Alicja Ulatowska POL 00:33:10
2. Itzel Arroyo Aquino MEX 00:33:28
3. Julie Iemmolo FRA 00:34:11
4. Sara Guerrero Manso ESP 00:34:34
5. Iria Rodriguez ESP 00:34:40
Results: Junior Men
1. Esteban Basanta Fouz ESP 00:30:10
2. Jorge González Mariño ESP 00:30:45
3. Vitalii Vorontsov UKR 00:30:54
4. Žiga Hutter SLO 00:31:15
5. Rahul Jegatheva AUS 00:31:51
Results: Junior Women
1. Bianca Seregni ITA 00:33:33
2. Eva Daniels LUX 00:33:36
3. Márta Kropkó HUN 00:33:49
4. Delia Sclabas SUI 00:34:15
5. Silke De Wolde NED 00:34:48
Results: PTWC Men
1. Antonio Daniel Muller H1 GER 00:36:27
2. Jose Manuel Quintero Macias H1 ESP 00:38:39
3. Jan Tomanek H1 CZE 00:45:19
Results: PTS2 Men
1. Ricardo Marin Arcis ESP 00:52:10
Results: PTS3 Men
DNF. Joaquin Carrasco ESP DNF
Results: PTS4 Men
1. Juan Jesús Aguiar ESP 00:43:08
2. Gianluca Cacciamano ITA 00:43:23
3. Martin Falch AUT 00:47:07
4. Francisco Jose Lopez Salar ESP 00:51:04
5. Francisco Jesus San Martin Nemesio ESP 00:53:11
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