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Four medals, three golds and a bronze, for the Paratriarmada in the Lausanne World Cups

Gustavo Rodríguez participates as a guide for Héctor Catalá

The participation of the Paratriarmada put an end to the competitions of the Triathlon World Championships that began on Friday with the junior and sub 23 events.

The three golds went to Héctor Catalá (and his guide Gustavo Rodríguez) and Susana Rodríguez (and his guide Paula Godino) in the PTVI class, and for Daniel Molina in the PTS3 class, being the bronze medal for Alejandro Palomero in the PTS4 class.

But not only were the results of the four medalists outstanding, but the entire delegation played a great role, with two fourth places for the Olympic medalist Jairo Ruíz in the PTS5 class and for Kini Carrasco in PTS3.

Also in fourth place came the Lionel Morales canary, although subsequently he was disqualified for not having fulfilled a sanction marked by the test officials and of which he was not aware during the competition.

In addition, Eva Moral finished in fifth position, improving her result last year in the Gold Coast Final, in the same way as José Luis Gaarcía (and her guide Ángel Salamnca) who also qualified fifth in the PTVI class where Héctor and Gustavo achieved gold.

Finally, the Basque triathlete Rakel Mateos was sixth in the PTS2 class, defending that place until the last meters.

All of them achieved a large number of points for the Olympic qualification for Tokyo, and many of them will see them participate next week at the Banyoles World Cup and within 15 days at the Valencia European Championship, where they sure that will achieve great success for our sport again

Good participation in age groups

Previously, the Spanish age groups displaced to Laussane ended their participation, with Angel Santamaría achieving his particular double, since after the silver medal achieved in the 70 category to 74 years in the sprint distance, he got the bronze in the standard distance.

The participation of the age groups in this World Cup has been a starting point for the program initiated by the Spanish Triathlon Federation and has fulfilled the expectations of the participants.

We hope that the Lausanne World Cup will be the beginning of many adventures of the Triarmada of age groups in the next international events.

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