Youth European Championships Festival moves to Panevėžys

By Paul Groves | 12 Jul, 2017

Last year Tiszaújváros hosted a hugely successful and very popular ETU Triathlon Youth European Championships Festival.

This year, the action moves North to Lithuania and to the town of Panevėžys. The Federation and the LOC have been hard at work for months now to ensure that the event meets the standard set last year in Hungary and at the moment, while some of us are suffering in the rains of Northern Germany, they are bathed in sunshine.

The briefings are taking place this evening for the athletes, coaches and managers from 28 nations. As we write, there are athletes from Croatia, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Great Britain, Ukraine, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, France, Hungary, Turkey, Romanian, Bulgaria, Israel, Russia, Latvia, Greece, Republic of South Africa and Lithuania! Wait … let’s make that 29, with Australia now on the start lists. Click here for the Athletes’ Guide.

All racing takes place in the centre of the city.

Thursday 13th will see a series of semi-finals over a slightly longer “Super-Sprint” course of 500 m swim (1 lap) / 11.4 km bike (4 laps) / 3.6 km run (3 laps).
From these results, athletes will progress to the finals, which will be held on 15th but before that they will all attend a very important lecture: “Fair play, clean sport and anti-doping”.

With the finals finished, the action is not yet over because there will be the Mixed Relays on Sunday 16th to conclude a thrilling few days of racing.

The athletes racing in Lithuania are our future; indeed they are the future of triathlon not only in Europe but also, as we see from the visiting nations, from far outside Europe. Once again, ETU is delighted that South Africa and Australia have chosen to race here. We consider this to be a further endorsement confirming our supremacy in delivering events and in encouraging the development of our great sport.

Follow the race live by clicking this link.

Please click here for the start lists.

Related Event: 2017 Panevezys ETU Triathlon Youth European Championships Festival
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Results: 4xMixed Relay Youth
1. Team I Great Britain GBR 01:07:10
2. Team I Portugal POR 01:07:24
3. Team I France FRA 01:07:40
4. Team I Switzerland SUI 01:07:47
5. Team I Italy ITA 01:07:55
6. Team I Russia RUS 01:08:01
7. Team I Israel ISR 01:08:03
8. Team I Austria AUT 01:08:16
9. Team I Hungary HUN 01:08:17
10. Team I Denmark DEN 01:08:44
Results: Semifinal 1 Youth Men
1. Daniel Slater GBR 00:36:45
2. Andreas Carlsson SWE 00:36:56
3. Baptiste Passemard FRA 00:36:59
4. Itamar Eshed ISR 00:37:03
5. Davide Ingrilli ITA 00:37:06
6. Balázs Kovács HUN 00:37:26
7. Boris Pierre FRA 00:37:27
8. José Vieira POR 00:37:28
9. Riccardo Brighi ITA 00:37:34
10. Iñaki Candel Bermudo ESP 00:37:34
Results: Semifinal 1 Youth Women
1. Jessica Fullagar FRA 00:40:51
2. Abbie Williams GBR 00:41:01
3. Beatrice Mallozzi ITA 00:41:18
4. Anja Weber SUI 00:41:29
5. Freya Thomson GBR 00:41:45
6. Alzbeta Hruskova CZE 00:41:48
7. Hannelore Willen BEL 00:41:55
8. Augusta Grønberg Christensen DEN 00:42:01
9. Chiara Cocchi ITA 00:42:08
10. Irina Zhuldybina RUS 00:42:22
Results: Semifinal 2 Youth Men
1. Matthew Willis GBR 00:36:56
2. Sam Hart GBR 00:36:59
3. Itamar Shevach Levanon ISR 00:37:16
4. Levente Karai HUN 00:37:16
5. Florent Lefebvre FRA 00:37:19
6. Sergio Baxter Cabrera ESP 00:37:21
7. Valdemar Solok DEN 00:37:24
8. Nicolò Strada ITA 00:37:28
9. Alexandre Ribeiro POR 00:38:01
10. Matteo Nonino ITA 00:38:08