Seven medals for the British Paratriathlon team in Lausanne
Claire Cashmore (PTS5) won the first gold medal for the team reversing the top two positions from 2018 with team-mate Lauren Steadman.
The Loughborough-based athlete didn’t have the best swim but fought hard on the bike leg to catch the reigning world champion, Steadman. As the race entered the run leg, the Brits were running side-by-side until Cashmore made a break for the finish line and sprinted ahead of Steadman. The marging at the finish was just three seconds.
— Jack Peasgood (@jackpeasgood) September 1, 2019
“World Champion sounds absolutely incredible to me. I still can’t quite believe it. My swim was awful and I got blown out the back and to be honest I didn’t think I had it in me and was beating myself up about it. On the bike I just kept catching and I managed to catch Lauren. We went out onto the run together the whole way. It came to the final bit and I got my sprinting legs on and got to the finish.
“My bike has improved so much over the last few years and to be able to get a good bike split was what I wanted today. What better way to do it than at the World Championships and to come here and win is amazing.”
Steadman added: “I over the moon and to have come within seconds of a World title after the year I’ve had is great. I’m so proud of Claire too. She’s had a fantastic year and the progression she has made is fantastic. She pushes me all the way and it’s nice to see competitiveness within the class.”
In the PTS4 category, Hannah Moore took the second gold medal for the British team after putting in an impressive display throughout the race.
Moore dominated the race and was in command from the swim and was time trialling through the bike leg.
Moore took the tape with a fantastic finish and commented: “It was really tough out there today. The course is brutal to be honest. I hadn’t been feeling great, but I am so happy to have been able to get that win after that is fantastic. It’s down to the people around me. For me it’s been great to have the combined start for the three categories. My family is here too and that’s so great that they could see me win.”
You’ve smashed it @Hannah_MooreTri 🇬🇧💪
— British Triathlon (@BritTri) September 1, 2019
The final gold medal of the day for the British team was won by Fran Brown in the PTS2 category.
Brown, who favours hills, enjoyed the bike leg and showcased her strength to get into the lead.
“It wasn’t an easy race, but I enjoyed it. The support around the course was fantastic and it was brilliant to feel supported. It was a different course for us but you can’t not be inspired by the location. The swim was great, and it was so nice to swim in the lake. I really enjoy the hills and the run was challenging but I enjoyed it. I was relaxed coming in to this and I think that really helped.”
The first medal of the day was won by Dave Ellis and his guide Mark Buckingham who took silver in the PTVI category.
Ellis and Buckingham were in a strong position before a mechanical problem with the bike meant they fell down the rankings.
They left T2 in seventh place before fighting back on the run leg to take silver.
The 🇬🇧 PTVI athletes🥈@davellisgb🥈@ReidMelissa and their guides @TriBucko @NikkiBartlett1 absolutely smashed it out there at the ITU Paratriathlon Championships!👏 #WPSLausanne pic.twitter.com/yGZnLHQ1WR
— British Triathlon (@BritTri) September 1, 2019
Paralympic bronze medallist Melissa Reid and her guide Nikki Bartlett took silver in the PTVI category after putting in a good performance throughout the race. The duo finished two minutes behind Spain’s Susana Rodriguez.
Paralympic Champion Andy Lewis secured silver in the PTS2 category after an excellent start to the race.
Lewis looked in a comfortable position in the bike leg and ran a strong final leg to get the second step on the podium.
ITU Paratriathlon World Championships, Lausanne – Sunday 1st September 2019
750m / 20km / 5km
|1||Jules Ribstein||FRA||01:11:40||PTS2 Men|
|2||Andrew Lewis||GBR||01:13:51||PTS2 Men|
|3||Maurits Morsink||NED||01:14:36||PTS2 Men|
|1||Fran Brown||GBR||01:24:23||PTS2 Women|
|2||Allysa Seely||USA||01:25:18||PTS2 Women|
|3||Hailey Danz||USA||01:26:26||PTS2 Women|
|1||Daniel Molina||ESP||01:14:57||PTS3 Men|
|2||Nico Van Der Burgt||NED||01:16:41||PTS3 Men|
|3||Victor Chebotarev||RUS||01:21:09||PTS3 Men|
|1||Elise Marc||FRA||01:24:43||PTS3 Women|
|2||Anna Plotnikova||RUS||01:26:21||PTS3 Women|
|3||Cassie Cava||IRL||01:32:26||PTS3 Women|
|1||Alexis Hanquinquant||FRA||01:04:37||PTS4 Men|
|2||Jiachao Wang||CHN||01:06:59||PTS4 Men|
|3||Alejandro Sánchez Palomero||ESP||01:07:09||PTS4 Men|
|DNF||Steven Crowley||GBR||DNF||PTS4 Men|
|1||Hannah Moore||GBR||01:20:26||PTS4 Women|
|2||Kelly Elmlinger||USA||01:22:52||PTS4 Women|
|3||Elke Van Engelen||GER||01:26:11||PTS4 Women|
|1||Stefan Daniel||CAN||01:00:54||PTS5 Men|
|2||Martin Schulz||GER||01:02:13||PTS5 Men|
|3||Chris Hammer||USA||01:03:39||PTS5 Men|
|10||George Peasgood||GBR||01:05:07||PTS5 Men|
|1||Claire Cashmore||GBR||01:12:42||PTS5 Women|
|2||Lauren Steadman||GBR||01:12:45||PTS5 Women|
|3||Grace Norman||USA||01:14:02||PTS5 Women|
|1||Héctor Catalá Laparra B2||ESP||01:05:03||PTVI Men|
|2||Dave Ellis B3||GBR||01:05:53||PTVI Men|
|3||Aaron Scheidies B2||USA||01:06:05||PTVI Men|
|1||Susana Rodriguez B2||ESP||01:14:11||PTVI Women|
|2||Melissa Reid B3||GBR||01:16:11||PTVI Women|
|3||Jessica Tuomela B1||CAN||01:17:13||PTVI Women|
|1||Jetze Plat H2||NED||01:02:56||PTWC Men|
|2||Geert Schipper H2||NED||01:08:30||PTWC Men|
|3||Giovanni Achenza H1||ITA||01:10:10||PTWC Men|
|4||Joseph Townsend H2||GBR||01:10:39||PTWC Men|
|1||Lauren Parker H1||AUS||01:18:41||PTWC Women|
|2||Kendall Gretsch H2||USA||01:21:30||PTWC Women|
|3||Christiane Reppe H2||GER||01:24:52||PTWC Women|
|4||Jade Hall H2||GBR||01:25:40||PTWC Women|