Sunday, April 2, 2023

Canada’s Mislavchuk earns World Cup sprint triathlon silver

“It was a strange race,” said 27-year-old Mislavchuk. “On the run it was like a championship style track event where I pushed the first bit, but felt like we had fifteen or twenty people with us.

“Tactical to the end and I was caught off guard going into the last corner. When I tore my Achilles (tendon) last year, I didn’t know if I’d ever be on one of these podiums again.

“You never know when your last stage is. I’ll enjoy it.”

Mislavchuk’s silver in the women’s race on Saturday is followed by Amy Legault.

Ile Perot, the 26-year-old from Que, earned her first World Cup medal by placing second from Germany’s Annika Koch by 12 seconds.

Canadian triathletes also took to the podium on Sunday at the World Para Cup in A Corua, Spain.

Calgary’s Stephen Daniels won the gold medal in the standing men’s classification. Camille Frenet of Dieppe, NB, earned a bronze medal in the same women’s classification for the second time in as many weeks.

Four-time world champion Daniels, a cross-country runner for the University of Calgary, lost time on his swim leg but made land through the bike and ran on Sunday.

“I went off track in the water and lost a lot of time because of it,” Daniel said. “Once I had the transition, I was able to ride and ride as hard as I could.

“I had the best ride of my career which I am very proud of.”

He was second in the Para World Cup held in Besançon, France last week.

On Sunday, Stefan defeated runner-up Philippe Marx of Portugal by 55 seconds. Australia’s Jack Howell finished third.

Frenet, who finished fourth in her Paralympic debut in Tokyo last summer, rose to the podium again after finishing third in France.

“I am very happy to be back home with two bronze medals in my suitcase,” she said.

“My goal today was to stay in control and follow my race plan, and I did exactly that. These last two weeks have been a great foundation for the 2022 season and I’m excited to keep moving forward from here.”

America’s Grace Norman finished first ahead of Britain’s runner-up Claire Cashmore.

Canadian triathlon teams will head home for the World Sprint and Relay Championships in Montreal on Saturday and Sunday.

A World Para Triathlon Series event will take place in that city after 4-9 July.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on June 19, 2022.

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