16 European Countries Qualify for 2010 Youth Olympic Games

by Peter Holmes on 28 Sep, 2009 04:36

France, Czech Republic, Austria, Portugal, Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Israel, Slovenia, Russia and Croatia qualified for the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games in San Javier, Spain following a weekend of intense racing.

The athletes who participated were born between 1 January 1992 and 31 December 1993 with nine places available for European male and female competitors hoping to take a spot on the Youth Olympic Games start pontoon next summer. Both Germany and Great Britain were successful in qualifying both a man and a woman.

In the women’s race there was a convincing win for Marlene Gómez-Isslinger from Germany as took victory by fifth seconds ahead of Valentina Brambilla from Italy, who narrowly beat Great Britain’s Elinor Thorogood. Jérémy Obozil from France took men’s race honours by just eleven seconds, ahead of Lukas Kocar from the Czech Republic. Austria’s Alois Knabl took third.

The organizers were the Spanish Triathlon Federation, the Region of Murcia Triathlon Federation and the Region of Murcia Autonomous Community in collaboration with the City of San Javier.

The Youth Olympic Games will take place in Singapore next August, featuring young athletes from across the world giving them an experience of competing on the world stage and allowing them to realise their Olympic aspirations.

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Related Event: 2009 Mar Menor ITU Triathlon European YOG Qualifier
26 - 27 Sep, 2009 • event pageall results
Results: Youth Women
1. Marlene Gomez-Göggel GER 01:02:40
2. Valentina Brambilla ITA 01:03:30
3. Elinor Thorogood GBR 01:03:32
4. Annika Vössing GER 01:03:36
5. Annie Thorén SWE 01:03:42
Results: Youth Men
1. Jérémy Obozil FRA 00:56:38
2. Lukas Kocar CZE 00:56:49
3. Alois Knabl AUT 00:56:55
4. Miguel Fernandes POR 00:57:17
5. Iurii Zablotskyi UKR 00:57:24
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