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16 years of the first world title of Javier Gómez Noya

World Champion was proclaimed for the first time in Queenstown, New Zealand in the year 2003 in sub23 category

Today 6 December 2019 marks 16 years of first world title won by Javier Gómez Noya, in the town of Queenstown in New Zealand.

The country of the antipodes has always been one of the places where Javier Gómez Noya has had better results since in addition to the 2003 world title, he also won the New Playmouth World Cup at 2008, the grand finale of the Auckland world series 2012, and 2 wins in the WTS in the New Zealand capital in 2013 and 2014.

El world championship sub23 it was decided in the foot race where Noya was the fastest (in the elite test only 2 men ran more than him) taking the gold medal with a 1 end time: 59: 06, followed by the Australian Nick Hornman to 27 »and from German Steffen Justus a 34 ». Also note that in that test Ramón Ejeda was 10º and Jose Manuel Tovar 19º.

The Queentown World Cups were very positive for the Spanish national team in general, since on the same day Zuriñe Rodríguez won the bronze medal reaching the finish line behind the great Mirinda Carfrae (3 times winner in Kona). That day Zuri also achieved the best partial walk of all the competitors ... something that had a lot of merit while Mirinda was in competition. He also competed but I can't finish the race Soraya Pérez.

In elite, Iván Raña was silver

As regards the elite competition that was played the next day Iván Raña won the silver medal. The brothers Llanos, Eneko Llanos in 27ª position and Hektor Llanos in 39ª also finished the test. In the women's competition Ana Burgos achieved a meritorious 8ª position, while Pilar Hidalgo was 27ª and Ainhoa ​​Murua 34ª.

Finally, four triathletes who have been among the best in the world must be highlighted from the junior junior competition: Vanessa Fernades (3ª), Helen Jenkins (5ª), Daniela Ryf (6ª) and Lisa Norden (10ª)

This year he has won his first IRONMAN distance victory

This year Noya has achieved his first victory in an IRONMAN, has been proclaimed LD World Champion in Pontevedra and it has been tErcero in the World Triathlon Series.

In 2020 it will be the year in which will focus on the Tokyo Olympics and in the second part of the season his goal is the 70.3 World Cup Kona has it in mind, he's already qualified, but we'll have to wait until the games are over to see if he'll finally bet on the IRONMAN World Championship

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