Silver in Junior and Bronze in Elite for Spain in the World Championship of Duathlon Relays
Excellent weekend for Spain, which finished the last round, leaving a Silver and a Bronze medal in the Duathlon World Championship.
As the finishing touch to a weekend full of competitions, today the World Championship for elite and junior duathlon relays was held in Gijón.
In this modality, each component of the team has to complete the circuit of two kilometers of running, eight in the cycling segment and finish with another kilometer of running.
In the Elite category, Spain has been represented by two teams:
1. Ana Burgos, Victor del Corral, Ainhoa Murua and Roger Roca
2. Estefanía Dominguez, Miguel Angel Fidalgo, Ana Godoy and Raúl Amatrai
In this category, France took the gold medal. Silver went to the Great Britain team. Spain had to settle for third place despite the fact that, according to the team's statements, “we started with the illusion of getting the gold medal, yesterday we had a good race and we looked strong, but many times it depends on how you plan the strategy As a team, and it could not be, despite this, we are happy to get one more medal in this world championship for Spain ”.
The Junior team left at the same time, where we had two teams:
1. Miriam Casillas, Nan Oliveras, Melina Alonso and David Castro
2. Xisca tous, Antonio Benito, Laura Gómez and Jordi García
In this category Italy was the first to reach the finish line. The second and third place went to Spain, although only the team that came in second place obtained a medal since it is the norm that if two teams from the same country have a medal option, the latter has to renounce the podium. Thus, in this way the bronze medal went to South Africa although he came in fourth place.