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Curiosities about the women's race at the Rio Olympic Games

We analyze some interesting facts about the women's race at the Olympic Games in Rio

As we did with the men's race, today we tell you some curious facts about the career of women.

- With yesterday's victory in Rio, the American Gwen Jorgensen joins the Australian Emma Snowsill as the only triathletes who have been world champions and olympic champions. In the case of Gwen, she is also the only one (of men and women) who manages to have the Olympic and world title at the same time.

- After the women's competition in Rio, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are the first countries in the medal standings, with two gold, one silver and two bronzes.

- Gwen Jorgensen gave USA its first gold in triathlon, possibly one of the few sports where the country with the most medals and golds in Olympic Games had not yet managed to play its anthem.

- By segments, the best swimmer was Carolina Routier 19: 01, the best time on a bike was for Lisa Norden with 1: 01: 18 and the running one for Gwen Jorgensen with 34: 09.

- As a curiosity, Truck She was the first Spanish to do the best part time in any of the three triathlon disciplines in any Olympics ... her great swimming also served to be the Spanish that has led the one-game competition the longest.

- As happened in men, the Olympics competition was a lot faster than the pre-Olympic Test of 2015. Last year Gwen Jorgensen covered the swimming 1500m, the 40 cycling, the 10 foot race and the transitions in a total time of 1: 58: 46… time that this year “alone” would have served to be 10ª.

- Finally highlight that Ainhoa ​​Murua He made history in the Spanish and world triathlon. At the national level, she becomes the athlete with the most Olympic Games (4) surpassing Iván Raña's 3, and at the world level she matches Nicola Spirig and German Anja Dittmer as the only ones to participate in 4 Olympic events.

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