UIPM 2021 Biathle-Triathle World Championships: Individual Triathle honours for Greece and Czech Republic
Two athletes from Greece and one from Czech Republic claimed the most coveted prizes on day three of the UIPM 2021 Biathle-Triathle World Championships in Weiden (GER).
On a busy day of 20 Individual Triathle (Run-Swim-Shoot) finals, the men’s junior and senior categories were merged and split into two races.
It resulted in gold-medal success for Dimitrios Drazinos (GRE) and Matej Lukes (CZE) in the final races of the day, shortly after Athina Sarra (GRE) had become women’s senior world champion.
They may not have scaled the top step but four athletes from Kazakhstan made the podium in the men’s showpiece races, with Ilyas Aliyev (KAZ) pipped by only 5sec by Lukes (CZE) in the race of the day, and Ayan Beisenbayev (KAZ) following Drazinos (GRE) across the line.
The women’s junior champion was Johanna Maria Jogisu of Estonia, who caught the eye along with silver medallist Barbora Hartmanova (CZE) in the Bavarian lakeside venue.
The Czech team emerged as one of the most prolific on day three, claiming eight medals to match the tally of host nation Germany. With four gold medals, Egypt topped the daily medal table but their overall total of seven podium berths was matched by the Kazakhs.
South Africa also had a successful day, winning three gold medals, while Great Britain won two Masters titles and there were golds elsewhere for athletes from Austria, Latvia and Turkey.
Five medals for Spain, two for France and one each for Hungary and Italy ensured another day of remarkable parity with 15 of the 25 competing nations taking a prize home.
The Championships are now one day from completion, with only the Individual Biathle Finals remaining on Sunday, August 29.
The UIPM 2021 Biathle-Triathle World Championships runs from August 26-29. Results are available via the ‘UIPM Central’ app and on the competition home page.
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