The GE Great Britain Age-Group Team has celebrated winning 32 gold medals at the 2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships along with 27 silver and 26 bronze.
The standard distance races delivered 13 gold medals on the first day of competition on Friday 20 April including Caroline Whittaker (50-54) and Hilary Stevenson (65-69) both successfully defending their 2011 titles.
Caroline was delighted to defend her title commenting: “It feels great to have won again, although expectations were higher this time around, which made the race a bit more pressurised. I was out of the water first in my age-group, but was caught and passed by Sandra Blenkinsop (50-54) halfway through the bike, however I re-took the lead in the run and won by more than three minutes.”
Caroline and Hilary weren’t the only returning medallists to add a 2012 medal to their collection with Sandra Blenkinsop (50-54) improving on her bronze medal performance in Pontevedra by winning silver behind Caroline. The GE Great Britain Age-Group Team also celebrated 13 silver and 11 bronze medals.
In the sprint distance event on Saturday 21 April, the GE Great Britain Age-Group Team delivered 19 gold medals including reigning champions Steve McKeown (40-44), Joanna Lewis (55-59), Barbara Walton (60-64), Michael Smallwood (65-69) and Barry Johnson (70-74) all successfully defending their 2011 titles.?
In addition to the 19 gold medal-winning performances, the sprint distance GE Great Britain Age-Group Team also won 14 silver and 15 bronze medals.
For a full list of medallists, please visit the British Triathlon website at www.britishtriathlon.org.