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.
Got the gold after the top two ranked Jessica Learmonth y Georgia Taylor Brown llthey will reach the goal by hand, with their subsequent dstaging for causing a deliberate tie.
The legislation 2.11.f ,, explains the disqualification
The officers' decision was made in accordance with the Rule 2.11.f, which states: "Athletes who end up in an artificial draw situation, where no effort has been made to separate their end 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
The disappointment was clear on the part of the British days that seemed to suffer the consequences and the high temperatures of the summer, her teammate Vicky Holland was magnanimous when taking third place, the Italian Alice Betto now took silver and a place in the Olympic Games.
Shortened the running segment by high temperature
Although the test started early, the forecast of high temperatures made the decision to cut the race on foot to 5 kilometers taken by the officials.
The first to emerge from the water was Jessica Learmonth followed by Summer Rappaport, Katie Zaferes or Georgia Taylor Brown 10 seconds away. Flora Duffy came out in 20 seconds and Holland in more than 30.
In the cycling segment, two of the favorites Katie Zaferes and Kristin Kasper had a fall, losing all race options.
Finally, a group of 6 arrived at T2 at the head of the race with Flora Duffy in the lead with more than a minute and a half of advantage over the group of Holland, Stanford or Klamer.
In the running race, Jessica Learmonth and Taylor Brown moved away from the beginning, distancing Duffy, to reach the finish line together holding hands, which led to their disqualification from the race.
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 13th 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
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