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Flora Duffy wins the Tokyo Test Event, after the disqualification of Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor Brown

The two British triathletes have been disqualified from the test as they entered the goal of the hand,

This Thursday morning in Tokyo, Flora Duffy She has been the winner of the demanding Test Event for the Olympic Classification in the most unexpected way.

He got the gold after the first two classified Jessica Learmonth y Georgia Taylor Brown llthey will reach the goal by hand, with their subsequent dscaling for causing a deliberate draw.

The legislation 2.11.f ,, explains the disqualification

The decision of the officers was made in accordance with the Rule 2.11.f, which states: "Athletes who end up in an artificial draw situation, where no efforts have been made to separate their completion times, will be disqualified."

The disappointment was clear from the British days that seemed to suffer the consequences and the high temperatures of the summer, his teammate Vicky Holland was magnanimous when he assumed third place, the Italian Alice Betto now took the silver and a place in the Olympic Games.

Shortened the running segment by high temperature

Although the test started early, the forecast of the high temperatures made the officers take the decision to cut the race on foot to 5 kilometers.

The first one out of the water was Jessica Learmonth followed by Summer Rappaport, Katie Zaferes or Georgia Taylor Brown at 10 seconds. Flora Duffy went out to 20 seconds and Holland to more than 30.

In the cycling segment, two of the favorites Katie Zaferes and Kristin Kasper had a fall, losing all career options.

Finally a group of 6 arrived at T2 in the lead with Flora Duffy leading the way with more than a minute and a half of advantage over the group of Holland, Stanford or Klamer.

In the race on foot, Jessica Learmonth and Taylor Brown departed from the beginning, distancing Duffy, to reach the goal together hand in hand, which earned them the disqualification of the test.

Flora Duffy He was third in goal to later take the gold. The fourth ranked (second officially) was Alice Betto followed by Vicky Holland.

IRU / Flora Duffy entering third in Tokyo Test Event goal

As for the Spanish Miriam Casillas finished in the 13º final position

The image of disqualification

@ ChuckiBrown / Photo meta test event Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 Women's Test Classification

Flora Duffy 01: 40: 19
Alice Betto 01: 40: 54
Vicky The Netherlands 01: 41: 11
Victory Lopes 01: 41: 21
Summer Rappaport 01: 41: 25
Laura Lindemann 01: 41: 27
No Stanford 01: 41: 32
Taylor Spivey 01: 41: 38
Sophie Coldwell 01: 41: 59
Anna Maria Mazzetti 01: 42: 04

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