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UIPM 2017 World Biathle-Triathle Championships: Double gold for Belhamri & Henrard (FRA)


Julie Belhamri and Alexandre Henrard of France doubled up on day two of the UIPM World Biathle-Triathle Championships by winning gold in the Triathle Senior Mixed Relay.

Henrard and Belhamri (FRA) had already teamed up to win the Biathle Mixed Relay on day one in Viveiro (ESP) and they were back on top of the podium after another commanding performance.

South Africa (Alida van der Merwe & Pieter Oosthuizen) pushed the French hard and ended up having to settle for silver ahead of bronze medallists Czech Republic (Eliska Pribylova & David Kindl).

Czech Republic (Veronika Novotna & Martin Vlach) added another Junior (Under 23) gold ahead of South Africa (silver) and Kazakhstan (bronze), repeating the Biathle podium result from the day before.

Winners in the Under 19 category once again were Egypt (Salma Abdelmaksoud & Mohanad Elshafei) ahead of Russia (silver) and Kazakhstan (bronze).

In the younger age groups there was gold for South Africa (Under 11), Great Britain (Under 13 and Under 15) and Russia (Under 17).

The Masters titles were split between Spain (40+) and South Africa, who dominated again with victories at 50+ and 60+, stretching their overall tally of gold medals to an impressive nine in two days.

UIPM Secretary General Shiny Fang said: “We are very excited to see many young kids taking part in Triathle, which has been a UIPM Sport since 2013.

“We are also seeing a lot of adults who have just started to train in Triathle, which means the sport is very accessible and a lot of fun.

“UIPM is the governing body of an Olympic sport, Modern Pentathlon, but we also hope with other multi-disciplinary sports to bring our values to the global community who make up our sporting movement.

“These Biathle-Triathle World Championships are a great demonstration of UIPM’s drive to popularise multi-disciplinary sports and beach sports.”

Learn more about Triathle and Biathle and check out the results of all this weekend's action on the UIPM website. Picture galleries can be viewed in the media section. For video highlights visit the UIPM Facebook page.

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