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

In the following article we present a series of curious facts about yesterday's men's competition in the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro.

- With yesterday's victory Alistair Brownlee he becomes the only triathlete with two Olympic titles ... and the only one with 2 "triple crowns" as he has also been 2 times world champion and 3 times European

- Waiting for tomorrow's women's competition, thanks to the Brownlee brothers' gold and silver, Gran Bretana It becomes the country with the best Olympic results in triathlon, with 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze.

- Henri Schoeman With his bronze medal, he manages to inaugurate the Olympic triathlon medal table in South Africa. Also note that he had never won a podium in WTS before.

- By segments, the best swimmer was Richard Varga 17: 18, the best cyclist Henri Schoeman 51: 05 and the best runner Richard Murray 30: 34 ... but triathlon is a sport with three disciplines as well as 2 transitions, and the one that spent the least time covering the test was Alistair Brownlee.

- The champion's "curse" continues, never a world champion of the olympic year has achieved the olympic title, in this 2016 Alistar mathematically can not be world champion.

- If we look at the classification of the Rio Test 2015 we will see that in the Olympics it has competed much faster. Last year Javier Gómez Noya signed a final time of 01: 48: 26 and with that “only” mark it would have been 22º in the Olympic Games

- Finally highlight that with its 8th position Mario Mola has achieved the diploma number 6 in Spain in the Olympic Games, after those achieved by Raña in 2000, Ana Burgos in 2004, Raña and Noya in 2008 and Ainhoa ​​Murua in 2012 ... that is, in all the Olympic Games Spain has at least achieved a diploma.

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