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Findlay pulls out top 10 finish at Tiszaujvros World Cup in Hungary


Paula Findlay may not have been named to the Rio-bound Olympic team this summer, but she’s on a mission to rise back up the ITU rankings and delivered a strong 10th place finish at the Tiszaujvros World Cup in Hungary this weekend. The race featured a unique format with athletes having to race twice — once at semi-finals and for those who made it, on to finals.

Findlay finished first in her semi-final heat, clocking 1:00:58 for the sprint distance race. Close behind her was fellow Canadian Dominika Jamnicky, third in 1:01:42. Both women advanced to the finals where they raced against each other and the rest of the top 30 women. Jamnicky finished 19th overall and rounding out the Canadian women’s placings were Elisabeth Boutin in 26th and Emy Legault in 28th.

On the men’s side, Matt Sharpe finished 13th overall as the sole Canadian male to advance to the finals.