Multi-National Age Group athletes crowned European Champions in Alanya

By David Peddie | 14 Jun, 2013

Of the 27 National Federations represented in the Olympic Distance Age Group European Championships, 16 went home with a medal thanks to some superb performances from their athletes.

The Age Groups started off a hectic Friday’s racing at 0700 but the early start provided little respite from the soaring temperatures.

In the youngest category, Male 18-19, Patrick Cutmore (GBR) won gold ahead of team-mate James Briscoe (GBR). Iceland’s Bjarki Freyr Rünarsson finished third.

In the 20-24 category, delight for Malta has Hannah Pace claimed gold ahead of British duo Emily Whitmore and Louisa Downs. In the Men’s category, Samuel Wade (GBR) finished first with Bojan Koronovic (SRB) second and Jonathan Yeates (GBR) third.

In the 25-29 category, Carmen Macheriotou (CYP) led home Keira Murray (GBR) and Maria Hivner (GER). In the Men’s category, Kevin Thornton won gold for Ireland ahead of Alex Lawton (GBR) and Keith Galea (MLT).

In the 30-34 category, Claire Hann (GBR) won gold with Deirdre Casey (IRL) in second and Sylvia Gehnboeck claiming the bronze medal. Danny Russell (GBR) beat team-mate Andy Turner to first place with Sebastien Karner (GER) completing the podium for the Male 30-34 category.

Across the next three female age groups the Brits were unstoppable with 9 medals across three events. Manuela Maxwell won gold, Deborah Coyle silver and Parys Edwards bronze in the 35-39 category. Jane Hansom led home Larissa Davies and Catherine Linney in the 40-44 and Maria Powell, Julie Topley and Sarah Gunn finished 1-2-3 in the 45-49.

Francoise Theate (BEL) claimed gold in the Female 50-54 but British duo Joanna Crotch and Valerie Place completed the podium.

Vladimir Savic (SRB) claimed gold in the Male 35-39 with Phil Holland (GBR) in second and Mitja Mori (SLO) third.

In the 40-44, Bruno Invernizzi (SUI) was the winner ahead of British duo Paul Jones and Noel Sutton.  Olaf Geserick (GER) claimed gold in the 45-49 with Peter Eggleston (GBR) and Andrea Fiore (ITA) completing that podium.

There was double joy for Switzerland as Beat Widmer and Reta Schawalder finished in the top two in the 50-54 category with Stuart Robinson (GBR) claiming the bronze medal in third.

The Swiss Federation picked up another two medals in the Male 55-59 category as Alfi Caprez (1st) and Georges Bürgi (3rd) sandwiched Greek athlete Christos Garefis who won the silver medal.

Irene Gambaro picked up another medal for Switzerland in the Female 55-59 category. She finished second behind Great Britain’s Beverley Childs, who defended the title she won in Eilat last year. Kim Kildegaargd Isherwood finished 3rd for Denmark.

In the 60-64 category, Lesley Kernaghan claimed another gold for Britain. Ludmilla Veronova (RUS) was second and Christine Glew (GBR) third.
Barry Jameson claimed gold in the Men’s 60-64 category ahead of Michele Vanzi (ITA) and Alan Woodcock (GBR).

In the final women’s category, Great Britain’s Hilary Stevenson made it three golds in a row in the 65-69 event. Sandra Abrams (GBR) was second.

In the Men’s 65-69 category, Klaus Kuebler claimed gold for Austria ahead of Richard File (GBR) and Stanislav Zajfert (POL).

In the 70-74 category, Roger Kiernan (GBR) won gold with Roberto Scaglianti claiming second place. Ivan Green finished third for Great Britain and his bronze medal was the British team’s 37th Age Group medal of the day.

In the final category, Francesco Fiori (ITA) stormed to a gold medal in the 75-59 group.

For a full list of all Age Group results from the 2013 European Championships - click here

Related Event: 2013 Alanya ETU Triathlon European Championships
14 - Jun, 2013 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Ivan Vasiliev RUS 01:42:09
2. Alessandro Fabian ITA 01:42:16
3. Mario Mola ESP 01:42:22
4. Maximilian Schwetz GER 01:42:42
5. Vincent Luis FRA 01:42:48
6. Pierre Le Corre FRA 01:42:57
7. Dmitry Polyanskiy RUS 01:43:29
8. Joao Pereira POR 01:43:31
9. Danylo Sapunov UKR 01:43:43
10. Davide Uccellari ITA 01:43:50
Results: Elite Women
1. Rachel Klamer NED 01:55:43
2. Vicky Holland GBR 01:55:45
3. Vendula Frintova CZE 01:55:53
4. Annamaria Mazzetti ITA 01:56:03
5. Oleksandra Kokhan UKR 01:56:15
6. Anja Knapp GER 01:56:39
7. Margit Vanek HUN 01:56:42
8. Katrien Verstuyft BEL 01:56:55
9. Alice Betto ITA 01:57:07
10. Rebecca Robisch GER 01:57:09
Results: Junior Men
1. Dorian Coninx FRA 00:52:40
2. Raphael Montoya FRA 00:52:59
3. Marc Austin GBR 00:53:05
4. Gordon Benson GBR 00:53:09
5. David Luis POR 00:53:11
6. Grant Sheldon GBR 00:53:14
7. Antonio Serrat Seoane ESP 00:53:23
8. Ilya Prasolov RUS 00:53:28
9. Lasse Nygaard-Priester GER 00:53:29
10. Bence Bicsák HUN 00:53:30
Results: Junior Women
1. Georgia Taylor-Brown GBR 00:58:46
2. Laura Lindemann GER 00:59:03
3. Angelica Olmo ITA 00:59:11
4. Lotte Miller NOR 00:59:14
5. Leonie Periault FRA 00:59:23
6. Zsanett Bragmayer HUN 00:59:49
7. Anastasia Gorbunova RUS 00:59:56
8. Luisa Condeço POR 01:00:18
9. Kirsten Nuyes NED 01:00:22
10. Julia Hauser AUT 01:00:28
Results: Mixed Relay
1. Team I Germany GER 01:32:05
2. Team I Russia RUS 01:32:25
3. Team I Italy ITA 01:32:29
4. Team I France FRA 01:33:21
5. Team I Hungary HUN 01:34:05
6. Team I Spain ESP 01:34:20
7. Team I Netherlands NED 01:34:23
8. Team II Ukraine UKR 01:35:02
9. Team I Austria AUT 01:36:29
10. Team I Turkey TUR 01:49:21
Results: Mixed Junior Relay
1. Team I Great Britain GBR 01:34:18
2. Team I France FRA 01:34:38
3. Team I Germany GER 01:34:46
4. Team I Italy ITA 01:36:36
5. Team I Portugal POR 01:36:46
6. Team I Russia RUS 01:36:49
7. Team I Spain ESP 01:37:43
8. Team I Norway NOR 01:37:50
9. Team I Netherlands NED 01:38:15
10. Team II Hungary HUN 01:38:43
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