Santiago 2023: Mexican triathletes make 1-3 | Video

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Mexico dominated this Thursday women's triathlon when performing 1-3 in the XIX Pan American Games Santiago 2023; while in the men's branch won the bronze medal in the test held in Viña del Mar.

Lizeth Rueda was crowned champion in the women's singles, after a close dispute with the Colombian Maria Velasquez that ended with the silver. The bronze went to the also Mexican Rosa María Tapia.

On a tour that included swim 1.5 kilometers in open water, 40 kilometers by bike, to finish with 10 kilometers of running, Rueda was imposed on 32 participants with a total time of 1:57:07 hours.

Were 21 seconds ahead of the Colombian who managed to lead the competition almost until the end, when The Mexican took power to surpass her.

left behind Brazilgreat favorite of the dispute, after taking the first and second place in Lima 2019.

In this opportunity, Vittoria Lopez, who was silver four years ago, and started leading with swimming, was in the eighth position overall, followed by his compatriot Djenyfer Arnold, who finished in ninth place.

Grajales takes the bronze

In the male branch, Holy Grajales, double Pan American champion, had to settle on this occasion with the bronze medal.

In a disputed final that was defined by a minimal difference, the Brazilian Miguel Hidalgo completed the test in 1:46:08 hours, surpassing by one hundredth to the American Matthew McElroy and by three to the Mexican Crisanto Grajales, who hoped to win the continental title for the third time.

Its about first gold for Hidalgowho at 22 years old, had already taken gold in the last edition of the Colombia Junior Pan American Games in 2021 and of the Odesur Games in Asunción in 2022.

(With information from EFE)

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