European titles claimed after fast Aquathlon in Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee

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In the beautiful surroundings of Kaiserwinkl-Walchsee, and despite the occasional raindrops during the race, Italy’s Michele Bortolomedi and Bianca Seregni have just won the European Aquathlon titles. This was extra special for both U23 athletes who took the overall wins, beating the elite athletes who lined up at the 2021 Europe Triathlon Aquathlon Championships Walchsee.

Seregni won the race in 31:07 after opening up a big lead during the swim she and maintaining the gap through the run. Ivana Kuriackova from Slovakia came in second in a time of 31:38, while Ireland’s Erin Mcconnell crossed the line in third in 32:26.

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In the men’s race Bortolomedi put on an equally powerful performance. Having only just entered the U23 category he was still too fast for the rest of the field, including all the elite athletes. He won the race in 27:48. Eleven seconds later, Ognjen Stojanovic (SRB) finished second and Mikita Katsianeu (BLR) was four more seconds behind in third.

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Junior races

The junior’s men’s race featured an all-Spanish podium: Esteban Basanta Fouz (28:07), Joan Reixach Abril (28:41) and Igor Bellido Mikhailova finished first, second and third. Spain was also very successful among the girls: Maria Casals Mojica took the European Championship title in 31:44 and Helena Moragas Molina came in third in 32:03. Hungarian Márta Kropkó was between them with a time of 31:58.

All results can be found here.