Erica Hawley did herself and Bermuda proud as she finished the Youth Olympic GamesTriathlon despite crashing on the bike in the wet and windy conditions. Evidently a few girls went down. Despite suffering the crash and road rash Erica finished 29th out of 32 finishers.
Team manager Karen Smith reported :
Today,Erica had an excellent swim and was right in the mix coming out in 21st. She had a crash on the first lap of the bike as the roads were wet and slippery and the back wheel gave way. Like a true champion she jumped backed on and rode in the next pack. She had a fast run and finished very strongly. Everyone is super proud of her ! The crash was disappointing and it gave her some road rash but she will be ready for revenge at the relay event.