Emy Legault takes silver at ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup
Emy Legault captured her first international triathlon medal after winning the silver at the ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup race in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary on Sunday in 42:29.
The 17-year-old Legault, who has won three races in a row including the Canadian Championship title in the National Junior Series, performed well at all three disciplines on the Tiszaujvaros course.
New Zealand’s Elise Salt clocked the same time as Legault but was just in front of her. Germany’s Anabel Knoll rounded out the junior women’s podium with a time of 42:37.
Legault’s fellow Quebec teammate, Veronique Demers placed 12th at 43:40.
Montreal’s Jeremy Obrand was the lone Canadian in the final of the junior men’s race. Obrand placed 25th with a time of 40:23. New Zealand’s Bence Bicsak won the junior men’s title after crossing the finish line with a time of 37:40.
Meanwhile, Victoria’s Matt Sharpe was the lone Canadian to hit the start line in the men’s World Cup race in Tiszaujvaros this weekend. A unique format held over two days, Sharpe did not qualify for Sunday’s final after finishing 12th in his semi-final heat.
Hungary’s Akos Vanek won the World Cup race on Sunday with a time of 53:51.
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