The women’s under-23 World Championship race on Friday was changed to a sprint race due to inclement weather. Despite the surprise race distances, Domi Jamnicky and Joanna Brown hung on for top-15 finishes.
With files from Triathlon Canada. Photos by Kevin Mackinnon
A deep water start for the 750-metre wetsuit swim, the Port Hope, Ont. native was part of a chase pack of four athletes including teammate and friend, Joanna Brown from Carp, Ont. With Brown driving the pace, the Canadian duo bridged to the lead group on the third of four laps on the 20-kilometre bike. The Canadians settled in, but when foot hit pavement didn’t have the final gear to challenge for the podium. Jamnicky placed 12th at 1:05:56. Brown finished two spots behind her fellow Canadian in 14th with a time of 1:06:30.
We caught up with Jamnicky and Brown shortly after their finish:
Two athletes from France, Audrey Merle and Leonie Periault, were matching stride-for-stride down the finishing chute in a sprint finish. Merle won the photo finish with both of them clocked at 1:04:35. With Periault taking the silver, it was Portugal’s Melanie Santos winning the race for the bronze with a time of 1:04:46.