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Triathlon at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics – Girls'

Girls' triathlon was part of the triathlon at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics programme. The event consisted of 750 metres (0.47 mi) swimming, 20 kilometres (12 mi) cycling, and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) running. It was held on 15 August 2010 at East Coast Park.[1] The park is Singapore's most popular public beach and park; it is the venue of the Osim Singapore Triathlon, an Olympic triathlon event which began in 2002. Competitors swam in the open seas of the Singapore Strait and raced on the park's 12-kilometre (7.5 mi) track.[2] U.S. triathlon coach Keith Dickson said the course favored strong swimmers and fast runners. Athletes were faced with environmental challenges such as strong sea currents and tropical heat and humidity. As the first medal event of the Singapore Games, the winner of this triathlon received the first gold medal in the Youth Olympic Games.[3][4]

Girls'
at the I Summer Youth Olympic Games
Venue East Coast Park
Dates 15 August 2010
Competitors 32 from 32 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Yuka Sato  Japan
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ellie Salthouse  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kelly Whitley  United States
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Yuka Sato of Japan finished the race in first place. She had placed third after the first leg of the race and fifth after the second leg. In the final stretch, Sato sped past Mexico's Adriana Barraza and Australia's Ellie Salthouse. As she crossed the finish line, Sato carried a Japanese flag that had been handed to her by a spectator.[1] She was the only competitor who finished in the top 10 of the ITU Junior Triathlon World Championships in 2009.[3] Salthouse and American Kelly Whitley finished in second and third place, respectively. Canada's Christine Ridenour, who was one of the favourites to win a medal, was involved in a bicycle crash and finished 14th.[1] Singapore's Clara Wong finished in 30th place, and two competitors did not finish after a bicycle crash.[5]

Most of the competition's 32 participants had qualified through the International Triathlon Union's continental Olympic qualifying events.[6]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

The race began at approximately 9:00 a.m. (UTC+8) on 15 August at East Coast Park.[7]

Rank[8] Start No. Triathlete Swimming Transit 1 Cycling Transit 2 Running Total time Difference
  10   Yuka Sato (JPN) 9:32 0:35 32:10 0:27 18:05 1:00:49.69 ±0:00.00
  25   Ellie Salthouse (AUS) 10:07 0:35 31:34 0:26 18:22 1:01:04.39 +0:14.70
  2   Kelly Whitley (USA) 10:13 0:33 31:31 0:25 18:31 1:01:13.49 +0:23.80
4 30   Adriana Barraza (MEX) 10:02 0:35 31:41 0:23 19:07 1:01:48.57 +0:58.88
5 12   Eszter Dudas (HUN) 10:04 0:34 31:40 0:26 19:11 1:01:55.06 +1:05.37
6 32   Fanny Beisaron (ISR) 9:58 0:40 31:41 0:26 19:22 1:02:07.29 +1:17.60
7 31   Marlene Gomez (GER) 9:40 0:34 32:02 0:28 19:43 1:02:27.79 +1:38.10
8 26   Maddie Dillon (NZL) 10:12 0:35 31:31 0:27 19:49 1:02:34.50 +1:44.81
9 15   Laura Casey (IRL) 10:00 0:32 31:45 0:28 19:55 1:02:40.87 +1:51.18
10 3   Monika Orazem (SLO) 9:34 0:32 32:11 0:27 20:25 1:03:09.83 +2:20.14
11 19   Anna Godoy (ESP) 9:34 0:35 32:10 0:25 20:45 1:03:29.90 +2:40.21
12 22   Andrea Longueira (CHI) 10:02 0:36 31:41 0:30 20:53 1:03:42.88 +2:53.19
13 18   Elinor Thorogood (GBR) 9:57 0:33 31:48 0:28 21:08 1:03:54.08 +3:04.39
14 24   Christine Ridenour (CAN) 9:28 0:33 34:28 0:25 19:13 1:04:07.56 +3:17.87
15 23   Annie Thoren (SWE) 9:31 0:35 32:10 0:27 21:52 1:04:35.16 +3:45.47
16 33   Charlotte Deldaele (BEL) 9:34 0:34 34:22 0:25 20:29 1:05:24.66 +4:34.97
17 1   Hui Wai Sum Vincci (HKG) 10:44 0:33 33:14 0:25 20:50 1:05:46.13 +4:56.44
18 17   Raquel Mafra Rocha (POR) 10:02 0:37 32:58 0:32 22:00 1:06:09.22 +5:19.53
19 9   Alessia Orla (ITA) 9:33 0:33 34:24 0:29 21:14 1:06:13.69 +5:24.00
20 14   Jessica Piedra (ECU) 10:06 0:35 33:51 0:27 21:40 1:06:39.86 +5:50.17
21 20   Karolina Solovyova (KAZ) 10:33 0:39 33:20 0:32 21:55 1:06:59.78 +6:10.09
22 4   Leslie Amat Alvarez (CUB) 10:01 0:33 33:57 0:26 22:18 1:07:15.28 +6:25.59
23 29   Sara Vilić (CRO) 9:34 0:37 33:12 0:27 23:46 1:07:36.84 +6:47.15
24 8   Andrea Arenas (VEN) 10:14 0:36 33:40 0:27 23:52 1:08:49.53 +7:59.84
25 16   Viviana Gonzalez (COL) 10:06 0:37 33:48 0:30 23:49 1:08:50.22 +8:00.53
26 5   Ma Mingxiu (CHN) 10:06 0:36 35:22 0:30 22:21 1:08:55.96 +8:06.27
27 21   Andrea Brown (ZIM) 10:41 0:37 34:45 0:24 23:32 1:09:59.30 +9:09.61
28 11   Tüvshinjargalyn Enkhjargal (MGL) 10:35 0:38 38:11 0:36 24:22 1:14:22.78 +13:33.09
29 7   Mattika Maneekaew (THA) 12:33 0:40 37:52 0:33 23:05 1:14:43.06 +13:53.37
30 6   Wan Qi Clara Wong (SIN) 9:58 0:41 47:24 0:34 22:53 1:21:30.85 +20:41.16
28   Cristina Luizzet Betancourt de Leon (PUR) 10:15 0:37 Did not finish
27   Kim Heesun (KOR) 10:05 0:36 Did not finish

Note: No one is allotted the number 13.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Casey, Michael (15 August 2010). "Japan's Sato wins first gold in Youth Olympics". USA Today. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Venues: East Coast Park". Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee. 21 August 2009. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Sim, Royston (15 August 2010). "Gold for the ages". The Straits Times. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "First Youth Games gold will go to woman triathlete". Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee. 15 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  5. ^ Sim, Royston (15 August 2010). "Yuka bags first YOG gold". The Straits Times. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Women's Triathlon to Decide First Medals in Inaugural Youth Olympic Games". International Triathlon Union. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Schedule and Results by Sport – Triathlon". Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee. Retrieved 17 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Triathlon: Women – Official Results" (PDF). Singapore Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 

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