There was no stopping Kira Gupta-Baltazar at today’s Ontario Summer Games Triathlon in Denfield, Ontario, just outside of London. The Kleinburg, Ont. native led the way out of the water and then rode away from the rest of the field, winning the 500 m swim/ 15 km bike/ 4 km run event by almost four minutes. Triathlon Magazine Canada caught up with the budding star after her impressive race.
Behind Gupta-Baltazar, Ava Snyder and Isabella Matroianni took the next two spots on the podium.
You can find the full women’s results here.
In the men’s race, Liam Yoell took the top honors, outpacing a group of five that came off the bike together. Lukas Vadeika took the bronze medal, while Jacob Chant rounded out the podium.
You can find the full men’s results here.
The Ontario Summer Games has hosted six triathlon events since 2008 and offers a first games experience to up and coming athletes in a variety of sports. This year’s event takes place in London – you can find more information on the event website london2018.ca.
The women’s champion at that first event in 2008? Joanna Brown, who took a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year.