Stapley takes first World Cup medal

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British athletes were in fine form as they secured 11 medals over a busy weekend with medals coming in South Korean Trinidad and Tobago, England, Turkey, and Estonia.

Max Stapley added to his mixed team relay silver medal from AJ Bell 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland as he claimed second place at 2023 World Triathlon Cup Yeongdo. Fellow Brit, and Super Series winner in Sunderland, Dan Dixon was also on the start line in South Korea and narrowly missed out on a top-ten finish as he crossed the line in 11th.

At 2023 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championship Balikesir, Jessica Fullagar secured a bronze medal as four British athletes made the final of the elite women’s race. Fullagar came through semi final one alongside Sophia Green with Tilly Amena and Annabelle Morton progressing from semi final two. In the final Fullagar crossed in third place, with Amena also finishing in the top-ten as she came ninth. Green came across the line in 11th with Morton 23rd. In the elite men’s race Hamish Reily came fifth ahead of Chris Perham in 16th as the pair qualified for the main final after coming through their respective semifinals. Marcus Dey came fifth in final b after failing to qualify for the final. He was joined by fellow Brit James Chantler-Mayne who finished 20th.  In the mixed team relay the Great Britain side claimed gold, finishing over 30 second clear of second place Spain with Switzerland making up the podium.

Bethany Cook secured a silver medal in the junior women’s race as she led home a trio of Brit’s in the final. Cook, who won her respective semifinal, was joined by Isla Hedley and Antonia Jubb in the final as they finished 15th and 20th respectively. In the junior men’s race Michael Gar was the only British representative in the final and he crossed the line in tenth place. In final B Oliver Conway won by seven seconds ahead of Jesus Vela Vela of Spain. Fellow Brit Straun Bennett recorded a DNF, dropping out in T1. In the junior mixed team relay the British side finished fourth behind Spain.

The Youth Commonwealth Games saw Jersey’s Luke Holmes claim top sport of the podium with Scotland’s Alex Robin taking silver in the youth men’s race. Northern Ireland’s Olivier Duffield and Swan Carragher were 13th and 19th respectively. In the youth women’s race Jessica Heeps of Scotland won a silver medal as Jersey’s Siena Stephens took fifth.

At Challenge London, Fenella Langridge claimed top spot, some six minutes clear of South Africa’s Magda Nieuwoudt. Lizzie Rayner was the next British athlete over the line, finishing fourth ahead of Susie Cheetham in fifth. In the men’s race James Teagle took second place with Joshua Lewis securing third. Jack Hutches was fifth with Will Draper (seventh), James Scott-Farrington (eighth) and Benjamin Goodfellow (tenth) all making the top ten. Harry Leleu was 15th ahead of Jamie Price in 16th. Jack Shayler recorded a DNF with his race ending on the bike leg.

Lucy Bryam was fourth at 2023 PTO US Open, with Holly Lawrence just behind her in fifth. Kat Matthews also secured a top-ten finish coming seventh. India Lee finished the day in 14th. In the men’s race David McNamee was seventh as Thomas Bishop dropped out on the Swim.

At IRONMAN 70.3 Tallinn, Emma Pallant-Browne took home a bronze medal, while Lucy Hall was comfortably inside the top-ten as she finished sixth. Daisy Davies crossed the line further back in 15th. Elsewhere IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia was a bike and run with Rosie Weston finishing sixth while Kit Walker was 16th in the men’s race.

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