Africa & Oceania contest Continental Champs

by Chelsea White on 15 Mar, 2016 03:31 • Español

This weekend in two different parts of the world, elites will compete for Continental Championship titles and a chance to earn valuable Rio de Janeiro Olympic qualification points. The 2016 Gisborne OTU Triathlon Oceania Championships are set to take place in New Zealand, while the 2016 Buffalo City ATU Triathlon African Championships will be occurring the same weekend in South Africa.

2016 Gisborne OTU Triathlon Oceania Championships

Aussies Aaron Royle and Ryan Fisher headline the elite men’s start list and while Royle has already guaranteed his spot in Rio this summer, they will look to challenge for the top podium spots. Representing New Zealand on the men’s side will be Sam Osborne.

On the women’s side New Zealand’s Simone Ackermann tops the women’s field, representing the host nation, while Australian Emma Moffatt is one of the top contenders looking to assume as a threat. Moffatt was in fine form last weekend when she finished second at the Mooloolaba World Cup.

In addition to the elite races, there will also be events for the U23, Junior and Junior 4xMixed Relay race for both men and women throughout the weekend. For start lists and event information click here

2016 Buffalo City ATU Triathlon African Championships

In the men’s race, South Africa’s Henri Schoeman lines up against four other men. While Richard Murray is the only South African who has earned his Olympic spot, Schoeman is a consistent force in the ITU World Triathlon Series and World Cup calendars, especially when it comes to dominating in the water.

The women’s field has a straight South African roster, with Gillian Sanders and Mari Rabie resting at the top of the start list. Both women are strong contenders for earning the right to join the South African Olympic team.

Along with the elites, there will also be a U23 men’s and women’s competition. For start lists and event information click here

Related Event: 2016 Buffalo City ATU Triathlon African Championships
20 Mar, 2016 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Henri Schoeman RSA 02:00:48
2. Wian Sullwald RSA 02:04:05
3. Basson Engelbrecht RSA 02:05:27
4. Mehdi Essadiq MAR 02:06:50
5. Drikus Coetzee NAM 02:08:44
Results: Elite Women
1. Mari Rabie RSA 02:15:03
2. Gillian Sanders RSA 02:17:31
3. Cindy Schwulst RSA 02:20:16
4. Carlyn Fischer RSA 02:20:54
5. Vicky Van Der Merwe RSA 02:21:44
Results: U23 Men
1. Wian Sullwald RSA 02:04:05
2. Basson Engelbrecht RSA 02:05:27
3. Drikus Coetzee NAM 02:08:44
4. Marc Greyling RSA 02:14:37
DNF. Rinaldo Morgia RSA DNF
Results: U23 Women
1. Alexandra Quenet RSA 02:27:17
2. Fatma Hagras EGY 02:40:39
3. Charne Prinsloo RSA 02:43:22
4. Milena Wong Wing Wah MRI 02:57:42
DNF. Kerryn Grenfell RSA DNF
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