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Bermuda team rack up medals at Carifta Triathlon Championships

Superb showing: The Bermuda triathlon team who won eight medals at the fifth Annual Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships in Nassau, Bahamas

The Bermuda triathlon team excelled at the fifth Annual Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships in Nassau, Bahamas, finishing the campaign with eight medals, including five golds.

The male triathletes showed their dominance in the region with a clean sweep of gold medals

Jamie Bedford, in the first race of the weekend (16 to 19), put in an outstanding performance on the bike to make up seven positions and finish in the lead pack. In the final lap of the run, Bedford’s sprint finish saw him secure the first gold.

In the 13-15 category, Jackson Langley showed his pedigree, finishing 32 seconds ahead of the nearest competitor.

Langley put in a superb run, pulling away from the pack on the 2.5-kilometre run to cross the line first. Ollie Hayward, put in the fastest bike time of the field, and held his form on the run to bring home the bronze medal.

Success continued in the 11-12 boys race. Exiting the swim in the lead pack, Rory Shepherd’s bike skills and run speed proved to be what was needed to clinch Bermuda’s third gold.

After an excellent run, Rohan Roopra finished just outside of the medals in fourth.

In the female 16-19 race, Fenella Wightman, following a hard-fought swim, made a strong attack in the second lap of the bike putting distance between herself and the other athletes, but ultimately took silver.

On the second day of competition, Shepherd picked up a second gold in the 11-12 aquathlon finishing comfortably ahead.

In the 13-15 female category, Somers Estwanik showed her pedigree in both the swim and run to finish second for a well-earned silver medal.

The weekend finished as it started with gold in the mixed team relay. Langley, Sofia Leclerc, Bedford and Wightman finished ahead of two Barbados teams in a close-fought battle where the lead switched several times during the race.

“I am incredibly proud of all our athletes who contributed to this phenomenal success for Bermuda,” said junior national coach Neil de ste Croix. “Each team member gave their all and this cements our belief that a combination of skill, discipline, hard work and commitment to team is what makes all the difference.”

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Published August 29, 2023 at 7:31 am (Updated August 29, 2023 at 7:56 am)

Bermuda team rack up medals at Carifta Triathlon Championships

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