Erica Hawley’s performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Triathlon will inevitably be overshadowed by Flora’s gold medal performance, but take nothing away from the youngster who had a breakthrough performance today to cross the line in 16th place out of 24 starters.
Her position in the field was difficult to know as TV coverage focused on the leaders but just as the coverage was terminating Erica appeared on the screen running with South African triathlete, Gillian Sanders, a veteran outstanding triathlete who in July last year finished 15th in the World Cup event in Hamburg featuring the world’s best female triathletes. Sanders is currently ranked 29th in the world.
Erica’s performance was not lost on the commentators , who remarked on the extraordinary performance of Bermuda’s triathletes. Just behind Erica was Desiree Riedenour of Canada, a contemporary of Erica, who has consistently beaten Erica over the years.
Erica, you deserve it kiddo !!
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