Pontevedra 2019: GB Age-Group medals – Aquathlon World Champs

Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon World Championships / Peggy Crome

25 Aquathlon medals for the GB Age-Group team in Pontevedra

Tarasewicz and Baker are the fastest Brits in Spain

Thursday’s racing in Spain at the Pontevedra ITU Multisport World Championships was of the Swim-Run variety – specifically, a 1km swim / 5km run in the ITU Aquathlon World Championships.

The discipline is very popular with British athletes, with several also combining racing with one or more of the other events held over the Festival too. Around 200 Brits formed part of an Age-Group entry over well over 600, and while the overall medal total of 25 was slightly lower than the 29 from Fyn, Denmark last year, the number of Gold medals had doubled from five to ten. A full breakdown of those is proved below.

Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon World Championships

Catch up on all of the reports from Pontevedra 2019:

GB Age-Group Sprint Duathlon World Champs medals
GB Age-Group Standard Duathlon World Champs medals
Elite Duathlon - Fourth for Liam Lloyd as Choquert / Levenez take Gold
Elite Cross Triathlon - Silver and Bronze for Jacqui Slack, Nicole Walters
GB Age-Group Cross Triathlon World Champs medals
Elite Aquathlon - Gold to Rostislav Pevtsov and Alicja Ulatowska
GB Age-Group Aquathlon World Champs medals
Elite Long Distance Triathlon: Javier Gomez and Alexandra Tondeur take Gold
GB Age-Group Long Distance Triathlon World Champs medals
GB Age-Group Aquabike World Champs medals

In the women’s field, the fastest athlete overall was also a Brit, Henrietta Tarasewicz, who finished just nine seconds ahead of Tina Wilson. Looking at the picture below (and the speedy time…!), I’m pretty certain that is the athlete that those with very long memories may better remember as Henrietta Freeman. ‘Henny’ was a very talented British Junior / Elite athlete who had many successes including winning the World Junior Duathlon Championships back in 2001.

The fastest British man was Brett Baker, who was the third fastest athlete overall – good enough to earn Gold in his 16-19 category.

Fastest British athletes overall

MEN

1st – Brett Baker – 33:16 (Gold M16-19) – third fastest male AG athlete overall
2nd – Ben Rawlins – 34:14 (4th M16-19)
3rd – William Atkinson – 34:37 (Silver M20-24

Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon World Championships / Brett Baker

WOMEN

1st – Henrietta Tarasewicz – 35:13 (Gold F35-39) – fastest female AG athlete overall
2nd – Tina Wilson – 35:22 (Gold F40-44) – second fastest female AG athlete overall
3rd – Rebecca Wetten – 36:07 (Gold 25-29) – fourth fastest female AG athlete overall

Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon World Championships / Henrietta Tarasewicz

Pontevedra ITU Aquathlon World Championships – Thursday 2nd May 2019
1km swim / 5km run – ELITE

British Age-Group Medals (25)

GOLD (10)

  • Brett Baker – 16-19 Male AG
  • Amy Ritchie – 20-24 Female AG
  • Rebecca Wetten – 25-29 Female AG
  • Henrietta Tarasewicz – 35-39 Female AG
  • Tina Wilson – 40-44 Female AG
  • Sarah Richardson -45-49 Female AG
  • Maria Powell – 50-54 Female AG
  • Sean Kinsey – 55-59 Male AG
  • Helen Kula-Przezwanski – 60-64 Female AG
  • Peggy Crome – 75-79 Female AG

SILVER (10)

  • William Atkinson -20-24 Male AG
  • Alex Hemsley – 30-34 Female AG
  • Joe Osborne – 30-34 Male AG
  • Louise Walker – 35-39 Female AG
  • Arlene Lewis – 45-49 Female AG
  • Sharon Hill – 55-59 Female AG
  • Gordon Crawford – 55-59 Male AG
  • Jane Bell – 60-64 Female AG
  • Neil Arundel – 65-69 Male AG
  • Barbara Walton – 70-74 Female AG

BRONZE (5)

  • Emily Jevons – 20-24 Female AG
  • Hannah Dodwell – 25-29 Female AG
  • Emma Stormont – 30-34 Female AG
  • Katie Nimmo – 40-44 Female AG
  • Christine Meek – 60-64 Female AG