Olympic medallist Katie Zaferes reflected on a “great race to learn a lot from” after marking her return to the sport following the birth of her first child, Kimble.
Zaferes, the dominant world champion in 2019 , finished in 37th in the opening WTCS event in Abu Dhabi, which was won in impressive style by Britain’s Beth Potter.
‘Somewhere in the middle’
And posting afterwards on her social media channels alongside the photo below taken by her husband Tommy, she said: “37th place for me, and the initial feeling upon completion was disappointment.
“As the time passes I’m starting to feel a mix of pride and acceptance. So I guess this picture is a great depiction of me feeling somewhere in the middle.
“Disappointed as I felt my fitness was in a better place and I didn’t execute in the way I envisioned. Proud to be on the start line after an 18 month hiatus for Kimble. And I really enjoyed being back with these women racing, even if it was quite uncomfortable.
“We’ve got work to do and I’m still working at finding that balance with being a mom and racing. This was a great race to learn a lot from.”