(Tokyo) A disappointing departure for the Canadian team.
First observation: The new Olympic mixed relay triathlon event is spectacular.
Second observation: If the first person on your team gets stuck in traffic at Boeing, good luck getting back into the race.
It happened to Joanna Brown. After two punctures (still unexplained) that sent her out of the women’s triathlon on Tuesday, this time, it went wrong in the swim.
Canadian team so 14E From 16 in the first stage. Being alone in the back comes with extra difficulty as you leave yourself to ride. In advance, small platoons can defend themselves by working together.
The gap widened with the relay of Alexis Lapage, who was selected this week to replace Tyler Mislachuk, a strong Canadian with a hamstring injury.
“I’s not necessarily in good condition, and I’m burned all my pellets to catch Peloton, which may have been 15 seconds earlier,” said Lepez, who specializes in swimming, his specialty. “I saw them 50 meters away, but I gave everything too early …”
While he was racing, he ran out of juice.
Amelie Kretz practically retained that honor by avoiding last place in Canada and surpassing the Mexican. Matt Sharp retained the position.
Everyone is trying to demonstrate a relatively good mood, but not to mention the podium, the team is better than second from last. We can see Amalie Kretz comforting Joanna Brown, for them it was another “difficult day”.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for me to take part in the Olympic triathlon,” said Lపేpez, 27, of Gatino.
“You also want to be lucky in triathlon, the relays are well lined up,” Kretz said.
Good luck they are not.
It must be said that this team went over the limit to get a ticket to Tokyo.
Amelie qualified for the Canadian relay by qualifying in person.
“The race reflects well on our last few weeks. We struggled to stay here, we struggled to stay in the race …”
Cubacois is coming home for the first time in seven months. She will be in the Montreal Triathlon, followed by the Worlds in Edmonton. She already has an eye on Paris 2024 “definitely”, and depending on her progress, we should have one on her.
Overall, the Canadian team achieved far less results than its expectations.
Gold went to Great Britain, silver to the United States and France to bronze, with the top scorers going from fifth to third.
It’s definitely the birthday of French Leonie Perialt. There are many reasons for her celebration, she was initially excluded by the federation and qualified in terrorism. As soon as she qualified, she felt pain in her abdomen … and underwent surgery for appendicitis.
Medal, anniversary and successful operation, this is another good personal triathlon, right?