It was quite a tight contest. Brazilian athlete Antonio Bravo Neto has arrived in the last part of the race, where American Dar Smith is contesting every centimeter to the finish line. In the final sprint, the crowd helped the Brazilian to the top of the podium at the University Triathlon World Cup.
Antonio Bravo could not remove the smile from his face and admitted that winning at home has a special taste, “the feeling is amazing”. He also tells you what the next challenges are on the agenda. “I have two more races at the weekend, the relay on Saturday and Brazil on Sunday, and from Monday I’ll be back in training again for the race in Chile. “
The second place was taken by the American Dar Smith, the third by the Swiss Fabian Meuzen. Celine Kaiser of Germany won the gold in the women’s category. Italy’s Asia Mercatelli took second place. The third place was won by Magdalena Sudak from Poland. The best women’s place in Brazil was taken by sportswoman Luma Gulen, who took 6th place.
More than 120 athletes from 20 countries participated in the University Triathlon World Cup. They covered 750 meters of swimming, 20 kilometers of cycling and 5 kilometers of running. The starting point was in Praia de Pajuchara, Maceio.
The competition continues this Saturday (10) with the mixed relay. The start is scheduled at 9 o’clock, and the awarding of medals at 11 o’clock. The Triathlon World Cup takes place at the same time as the Beach Volleyball World Cup, which started on Tuesday 6th.
The competitions are organized by the Confederation of Brazilian University Sports (CBDU) and the International Federation of University Sports (FISU) with the support of the Municipality of Maceió. The beach volleyball competition ends this Saturday (10th).
By: Barbara Fernandez / CBDU