Tayler Reid and Taylor Knibb take the title.
The Galician Antonio Serrat He was the best Spanish in the tests of the U23 World Championship held this morning in Gold Coast, where he managed to finish in eighth position. For his part, the Valencian Roberto Sánchez Mantecón ended in 20th place.
The two triathletes emerged from the water in two groups behind the escaped squad, made up of 12 triathletes and where the final winner of the race, the New Zealander, would come from. Tayler Reid. The second classified, the British Samuel Dickinson he was also part of this group of escaped, while the bronze medal was for the Hungarian Bence Bicsák, who took advantage of the work of Antonio Serrat in the cycling segment to sign a great comeback on foot.
Antonio got off in that group with the Hungarian more than a minute and a half from the head, and although in the first three laps he went up several positions and approached the leading ones, in the last one the effort took its toll and he had to settle with the eighth finally achieved. Behind, Roberto Sánchez, failed to enter Serrat's group, marching in the third platoon and going down to run for more than two minutes. The Valencian also got a great partial on foot, going up to the 20th.
Taylor Knibb takes victory in the women's category
Previously, the women of the sub 23 category disputed their test, where our three representatives would fight with the best in the world, many of them regulars of the World Series.
The best of ours was the Catalan Marta Sánchez, which finished in 16th place out of the 40 that started. In 19th place it was classified Cecilia Santamaría, while Sara Guerrero, debutant in this competition was dubbed in the last lap of cycling.
The final victory was for Taylor Knibb, the American dominated the race from start to finish, arriving from the cyclist segment and securing her victory in the race on foot. The silver medal went to the French Beaugrand and the bronze for the Italian Angelica Olmo.