The Chilean Barbara Riveros has been proclaimed champion of the world of triathlon in sprint distance, in the last appointment before the grand final in Beijing. Murua remains in the Top 20 about to confirm his passage for the 2012 Olympics.
Today the sixth round of the Triathlon World Cup was held in the Swiss town of Lausane. Barbara Riveros, with a final time of 00:58:35, has claimed first place on the podium after an exciting sprint with Australian Emma Jackson, 00:58:35, who has left the second position. Third place went to Andrea Hewitt with a time of 00:58:37. Helen Jenkins, current leader of the ranking, has finished in 4th position, 00:58:40
In addition, Riveros with this victory has claimed his first victory of the year in the World Championship Series, because this race, in addition to being the Sprint Triathlon World Championship, is valid as the sixth and penultimate date of the World Series circuit.
Regarding the Spanish participation, we must highlight the 17th position of Ainhoa Murua 00:59:39 and the 38th position of Marta Jiménez, 1:02:17
Helen Jenkins continues to lead the ranking of the Dextro Energy Series Triathlon with 2913 points followed by Bárbara Riveros with 2712. Paula Findlay, who has not participated in this competition, moves to third position with 2637.
As in the men's event, everything will be decided in the grand final in Beijing on September 10 and 11.
1 Riveros Diaz Barbara CHI 00: 58: 35
2 Jackson Emma AUS 00: 58: 35
3 Hewitt Andrea NZL 00: 58: 37
4 Jenkins Helen GBR 00: 58: 40
5 Gentle Ashleigh AUS 00: 58: 42
6 Jorgensen Gwen USA 00: 59: 02
7 Groff Sarah USA 00: 59: 06
8 Norden Lisa SWE 00: 59: 07
9 Charayron Emmie FRA 00: 59: 09
10 Abram Felicity AUS 00: 59: 09
17 Ainhoa Murúa 00:59:39
38 Marta Jiménez 1:02:17
1 Helen Jenkins (GBR) 2913
2 Bárbara Riveros (CHI) 2712
3 Paula Findlay (CAN) 2637