HASSELKUS TAKES 2ND GOLD MEDAL AND DESMOND SILVER AS BERMUDA FINISH 2ND OVERALL NATION AT THE 2018 CARIFTA GAMES TRIATHLON / AQUATHLON

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BERMUDA’S TEAM WITH TEAM MANAGER IAN PILGRIM READY FOR DAY TWO OF ACTION AT THE CARIFTA TRIATHLON / AQUATHLON GAMES . JASMIN HASSELKUS WHO WON TWO GOLD MEDALS IS 2ND FROM THE RIGHT

Rough seas and rip currents meant that on day two of the Carifta Games all but the 16-19 aquathlon ( swim / run) age group events had to be reduced to a run only. This decision affected a number of the Bermuda team which contained some strong swimmers who might well have medalled had the swim gone ahead. However the team did not disappoint.

Leading the way again was Jasmin Hasselkus with the already very highly rated youngster taking her second gold medal of these championships in the girls 11-12 age category. Having posted the fastest run in winning yesterday’s 11-12 girls triathlon, Jasmin started the run as a clear favorite and she held off the competition in a tight finish to win the 1.25km in 4 min 42 seconds just two seconds ahead of Annh Noyon of Guadaloupe. Bermuda’s Daria Desmond became Bermuda’s second medallist of the day as she finished a further second back to take the bronze medal.

The cancellation of the swim was very disappointing for Taylor White and Myeisha Sharrieff who had trained hard just for for the aquathlon, but they shook off the disappointment and threw themselves into it.

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NICK PILGRIM AND TOMMY MARSHALL IN ACTION TODAY IN THE AQUATHLON WHICH WAS REDUCED TO A RUN ONLY. NICK, AFTER YESTERDAY’S GOLD IN THE TRIATHLON, WAS 7TH WHILST TOMMY FINISHED 4TH.

Tommy Marshall profited from the run only format to narrowly miss out in the boys 13-15 run over 3.75km finishing 4th.

Bermuda came an impressive second in the overall team category with 43 points, after a very strong Guadalupe team with 100 points, with Trinidad and Tobago 3rd with 23 points. Considering the Bermuda team had no participants in the 16-19 triathlon and no males in the 16-19 aquathlon, it was a very strong performance and bodes very well for the future. There were 12 countries competing.

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BERMUDA’S TEAM CAPTAINS ASHLEY IRBY, WHO WON A SILVER MEDAL, AND NICK PILGRIM WHO WON GOLD, RECEIVE THE FIRST RUNNER UP TEAM TROPHY ( SILVER MEDAL) AS THE 2018 CARIFTA GAMES TRIATHLON AND AQUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS CONCLUDED TODAY

Results as follows:

11-12 Girls:

1st – Jasmin Hasselkuss
3rd – Daria Desmond
11th – Bella Howes
14th – Fenella Wightman
18th – Ava Gabai-Maiato

11-12 Boys:

7th – Rory Fleming
10th – Callum MacFarlane

13-15 Girls

5th – Taylor White
6th Zoe Hasselkuss
10th – Liana Medeiros
12th – Myeisha Sharrieff
15th – Amber Simons

13-15 Boys

4th – Tommy Marshall
6th – Nick Pilgrim
9th – Caleb Ingham
16th – Brian Desmond
18th – Nico Davis

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BERMUDA’S FIRST RUNNER UP TEAM TROPHY AT THE 2018 CARIFTA TRIATHLONS AND AQUATHLONS THAT ENDED TODAY IN TOBAGO

Bermuda came second in the overall team category with 43 points, after a very strong Guadalupe team with 100 points, with Trinidad and Tobago 3rd with 23 points. Considering the Bermuda team had no participants in the 16-19 triathlon and no males in the 16-19 aquathlon, it was a very strong performance and bodes very well for the future. There were 12 countries competing.

 

 

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