Bárbara Riveros achieves her first triumph of the season in New Zealand
The Chilean triathlete Bárbara Riveros achieved her first victory of the season this Sunday, after registering a tight draw on the finish line with the local Nicky Samuels, in the race that started the year 2012 in the Tri-Series in Takapuna, New Zealand .
The athlete ADO, fifth in the ranking of the World Championship Series, brought out her great final sprint a thousand meters from the end of the race where she surpassed Samuels in the final 100 meters but Samuels, who had led the test the entire race ( 500 meters of swimming, 16 kilometers of cycling and 4.200 meters of running) was able to reach it over the finish line and where a technical tie was declared between the two, with a finish time of 49 minutes and 23 seconds.
With this, the Chilean achieved a victory in the first of the six races that will comprise her Olympic campaign, successfully opening her preparatory calendar for the London 2012 Olympic Games in a season in which the objective is to reach the highest point performance for the big race on Saturday, August 4, at Hyde Park.
Bárbara Riveros' calendar will continue on March 24 with the World Cup in Mooloolaba (Australia), a contest in which she was third in 2011, then she will run the World Championship Series (WCHS) in Sydney, on April 14 (test where she was first in 2010 and second in 2011); her to then continue with the WCHS in Madrid, on May 26 (she was sixth in 2010 and fifth in 2011).
After the Madrid event, the qualifying ranking for the Olympic Games will close, a list in which the Chilean stands today in fourth place, her classification being virtually a fact.
Bárbara Riveros will carry out a month-long concentration without competitions during June, to then attack again on July 8 in the Sprint in Paris, and finally on July 21, in the WCHS in Hamburg, which will also be over sprint distances, and that Together with Hyde Park they will be their last competitions prior to the Olympic event.