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Russian double in Tartu as Turbayevskiy and Shulgina sprint to gold

By David Peddie | 13 Jul, 2014

Arina Shulgina and Vladimir Turbayevskiy claimed a golden double for Russia at the ETU European Sprint Triathlon Cup in Tartu, Estonia.

Shulgina’s victory was her second European win of 2014 and set the tone for a dominant Russian performance. Irina Abysova picked up another medal for the Federation with third place in the Women’s race.

Germany’s Lisa Sieburger was sandwiched on the podium between the two Russians in second place, her second successive silver medal finish after her performance in Kiev towards the end of last month.

In the Men’s race, Turbayevskiy timed his sprint to perfection as he stormed home on the final lap to claim his first victory of the season. It was tough on young Australian athlete Luke Willian, who led for most of this race but eventually had to settle for silver.

Valentin Meshcheryakov (KAZ) claimed a European bronze medal for Kazakhstan to complete the men’s podium.

Related Event: 2014 Tartu ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup
13 Jul, 2014 • event page
Results: Elite Men
1. Vladimir Turbayevskiy RUS 00:58:42
2. Luke Willian AUS 00:58:49
3. Valentin Mechsheryakov KAZ 00:59:05
4. Giulio Molinari ITA 00:59:12
5. Stefan Zachäus LUX 00:59:15
6. Ron Darmon ISR 00:59:25
7. Daniel Hofer ITA 00:59:32
8. Casper Stenderup Korch DEN 00:59:39
9. Patrick Rhyner SUI 00:59:42
10. Aymeric Petel FRA 00:59:48
Results: Elite Women
1. Arina Shulgina RUS 01:06:12
2. Lisa Sieburger GER 01:06:41
3. Irina Abysova RUS 01:06:55
4. Inna Ryzhykh UKR 01:07:12
5. Anel Radford RSA 01:07:16
6. Veronica Signorini ITA 01:08:19
7. Kaidi Kivioja EST 01:08:41
8. Asa Annerstedt SWE 01:09:00
9. Sarah Lester AUS 01:09:21
10. Olga Agapova RUS 01:09:43