Gwen Jorgensen returns to the triathlon getting on the podium

This morning Olympic triathlon champion in 2016 Gwen Jorgensen has achieved third place in the Oceania Cup in Taupo (New Zealand)

Just four months after giving birth to her second child, 2016 Olympic triathlon champion Gwen Jorgensen USA returned to World Triathlon events for the first time in almost seven years today, taking bronze at the 2023 Taupo Cup Oceania Triathlon. .

The victory was for Nicole Van Der Kaay from New Zealand followed by his compatriot Ainsley thorpe

Related: David Castro wins at the Taupo Oceania Cup

Pos Name and surname Time
1 Nicole Van Der Kaay 01:00:17
2 Ainsley thorpe 01:00:19
3 Gwen Jorgensen 01:00:49

"I didn't really know what to expect so I went out there and a big phrase of mine this year is 'play instead of seek perfection' and I think I definitely did, I had a ton of fun there.

It wasn't perfect at all, but it was super fun, I really enjoyed it. I felt the race was pretty good and it kept me on my toesGwen Jorgensen commented.

"I had trouble swimming, I haven't swum that much and I haven't been in open water with other people. I would have liked to leave earlier.

The bike was super fun. In fact, I felt super strong, it was a really fun track with little ups, little downs.

“The race was beautiful along Lake Taupo. I just didn't have another gear, I couldn't get any faster and I had quite slow transitions, but I went out and tried to catch up with the leaders and I never could make it.o ".

With this promising return of the North American, we will have to wait to see her compete with the best in the WTCS.

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