British age-group team claim 12 golds in sprint finals
Over 500 GB age-groupers race on sprint course
The Great Britain Age-Group Team were celebrating a major medal haul yesterday (Friday 13 August) in the ITU Sprint Triathlon Age-Group World Championships, after claiming 12 gold, 12 silver and five bronze medals in London’s Hyde Park.
Lauren York (competing in the Under 20 category) was the first British female to cross the finish line, although a tough international field meant she finished ninth in her age-group.
Lauren commented: “It feels amazing, I really enjoyed the bike and I was catching a lot of people. I was a little bit behind on the swim, so I need to work on that. It’s amazing to be on home ground and everybody shouting: ‘Go GBR’, it really lifts you up.”
Dawn Vaughan, Assistant Team Manager for the Great Britain Age-Group Team, added: “I am just so proud of them all, it’s been a really tough race because of the weather conditions, but they have all performed to their best. This venue is incredible and I don’t think any of the other nations will have ever competed in a city that offers so much.”
This tally adds to the 10 gold, 10 silver and seven bronze claimed by the British age-group squad in the ITU Aquathlon Age-Group World Championships earlier in the week (11 September). For full results please visit www.triathlon.org.
The next age-group races to take place will be the ITU Standard Distance Triathlon Age-Group World Championships on Sunday – more coverage to follow…