Ronan Cordeiro and Jessica Messali go to the podium in Japan

Photo: Dylan Carr/World Triathlon

Brazil won two medals this Saturday (14) in the Yokohama stage, in Japan, in the Paratriathlon World Series. Ronan Cordeiro won silver in the men’s PTS5 class and Jessica Messali took bronze in the women’s PTWC.

Ronan Cordeiro started the PTS5 class well, finishing the swimming part in second place, behind only British George Peasgood. The Brazilian remained in second place also during the cycling dispute.

In the end, he even closed the gap to Peasgood in the last transition and in the race, but it wasn’t enough to win the race. Ronan finished the race in 58min01s, being 37 seconds behind the Briton. Carlos Rafael Viana, second Brazilian in the race, finished in seventh position with a time of 1h01min50s.

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In the women’s PTWC, Jessica Messali started in third place in swimming, behind the Dutch Margareth Ijdema, who won the event, and the Canadian Leanne Taylor. In the cycling partial, the Brazilian was the fastest and managed to climb to second place. In the final stretch, Jessica ended up being overtaken back by Taylor and ended up with the bronze medal, with 1:13:49.

In the men’s PTS4 class, Brazilian Jorge Luis Fonseca finished the race in fifth place with a time of 1h04min04s. The winner was Frenchman Alexis Hanquinquant with 59min02s.


This Saturday also took place the Olympic Triathlon World Series in Yokohama. The only representative of Brazil in the race was Miguel Hidalgo, who finished in 28th place.

Miguel had a good start to the race, finishing the swim in 12th place, just 12 seconds behind Frenchman Vincent Luis who was leading the race. The Brazilian ended up losing performance in the final part, in the race, and ended the day in 28th position, with a total time of 1h46min08s. The victory went to the British Alex Yee with 1h43min30s.


In the women’s event in Yokohama, British Georgia Taylor-Brwon, current Olympic runner-up, won. She completed the race in 1h51min44s.


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