Emy Legault Wins Silver Medal at Junior Triathlon European Cup

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Aug 11(ISN) – TISZAUJVAROS, Hun—Emy Legault captured her first international triathlon medal after
winning the silver at the ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup race in Tiszaujvaros,
Hungary on Sunday.

Legault, who has rattled off three straight victories including the Canadian
Championship title at home on the National Junior Series, was solid on the
prestigious Tiszaujvaros course. The 17-year-old Legault clocked a second-place time
of 42:29.

New Zealand’s Elise Salt set the time to beat at 42:29. Germany’s Anabel Knoll
rounded out the junior women’s podium with a time of 42:37.

Legault’s fellow Quebec teammate, Veronique Demers placed 12th at 43:40.

Montreal’s Jeremy Obrand was the lone Canadian in the final of the junior men’s
race. Obrand placed 25th with a time of 40:23. New Zealand’s Bence Bicsak won the
junior men’s title after crossing the finish line with a time of 37:40.

Meanwhile, Victoria’s Matt Sharpe was the lone Canadian to hit the start line in the
men’s World Cup race in Tiszaujvaros this weekend. A unique format held over two
days, Sharpe did not qualify for Sunday’s final after finishing 12th in his
semi-final heat.

Hungary’s Akos Vanek won the World Cup race on Sunday with a time of 53:51.

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