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."
Regarding the disqualification of Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor Brown, the ITU rules are as follows:
Athletes who finish in a contrived tie situation, where no effort to separate their finish times has been made, will be DSQ ”
- TriathlonLIVE (@triathlonlive) August 15, 2019
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.
As for the Spanish Miriam Casillas finished in the 13º final position
The image of disqualification
Wow drama @worldtriathlon shorten the run because it's to hot! Guess what that's Tokyo in summer! Then they DQ @georgiatb and @Jess_Learmonth for holding hands across the line for 1st place but the brownlees were able to carry one another for 300m and push his brother to finish? pic.twitter.com/m68onWkqt0
- Cameron Brown (@ChuckiBrown) August 15st, 2019
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|