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Gwen Jorgensen Olympic Champion in Rio 2016

Ainhoa ​​Murua, could not finish the race due to an injury, Carolina Routier eliminated by dubbing after a puncture and Miriam Casillas finishes the 43 in her Olympic debut.

The main favorite was the American Gwen Jorgensen, who after an immaculate 2015 where she won all the competitions that she played, in this 2016 the American has been beaten thanks to cycling escapades by her compatriot Katie Zaferes and for the British Helen Jenkins. These two triathletes together with the rest of the British, the Swiss Nicola Spirig and the Bermudian were the candidates for the medal.

The race started at 11 in the morning (16: 00 Spanish time) with the 1.5 meters of swimming in a single lap, where the first one to come out of the water was the Spaniard Carolina Routier in a time of 19: 01 followed by all the favorites where Ainhoa ​​Murua'a 14 '' and, Miriam Casillas to 22 from behind

8 cycling sector with a strong slope at the beginning of each round was expected a strong fight to distance the group behind who made a group of 18 units with favorites Flora Duffy, Vicky Holland, Non Standford, Andrea Hewwit, Gwen Jorgensen, Lisa Norden, Katie Zaferes and Nicola Spirig among others. A puncture by Carolina Routier made her lose more than a minute and she stayed behind in the final part of the race.

Little by little thanks to the collaboration of the favorites in the lead, and under strong surveillance between them, they were increasing the advantage to reach the T2 with 3: 17 of advantages over the second group of Ainhoa ​​Murua to 3: 17, Mirian Casillas to 5: 38 and Carolina Routier that was doubled on the last lap and therefore disqualified from the race.

From the first moment the favorites, Gwen Jorgensen and Nicola Spirig , they started to run hard to distance a group of 4 triathletes with Vicky Holland, Non Standford, Enma Moffat Duffy y Barbara Riveros fighting for the bronze

The two heads were together until the last round where the North American Gwen Jorgensen imposed his law going alone to the goal to get the victory and the title of Olympic Champion in a time of 1: 56: 15. The second classified and silver medal was Nicola Spirig and the bronze medal was for Vicky Holland.

As for the Spanish, Ainhoa ​​Murua , as expected, he could not finish the race retiring in the race on foot. Carolina Routier who was in the front group on the bike, suffered a puncture that made her lose a lot of time and that was bent on the last lap and therefore unhinged. Miram Casillas the only Spanish representative that finished in the 43 position of the test

Tomorrow Sunday the Olympic triathlon games are closed with only an Olympic diploma for Mario Mola. However now all eyes are on the last two tests of the World Series where the Mallorcan part with many options to get the world title.

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