Australia’s Age Groupers have collected a total of eight medals in today’s ITU Age Group World Triathlon Sprint Championships in Chicago – winning three gold, four silver and one bronze.
Geelong training partners Kate Bramley and Shari-Ann Livingston led the way in the morning, taking the gold and silver quinella in the 25-29 years age group.
They had a noisy and colourful contingent of Australian family and friends cheering them on as a constant flow of green and gold crossed the line.
Chiming in with gold for the men were former Freshwater surf lifesaving champion, Robbie Pickard, who has made just as big a name for himself in triathlon over the past 40 years.
And Stephen Parnell from Queensland in the 70-74 years age group.
The three other silvers went to Sally Musgrove (50-54 years), Jane Mountford (NSW) 65-69 years and Craig Davies (WA) 25-29 years with bronze to Jo Ryn Tan (VIC) in the 20-24 years.
ITU AGE GROUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, Sprint Distance Triathlon, Chicago
Australian Top Tens
16-19 YRS: Grace Hoitink (ACT) 8th
20-24 YRS: Jo Ryn Tan (VIC) 3rd
25-29 YRS: Kate Bramley (VIC) 1st Shari-Ann Livingston (VIC) 2nd Alexandra Brown (VIC) 9th
35-39 YRS: Claire Hawkins (WA) 6th
50-54 YRS: Sally Musgrove (NSW) 2nd , Ana Oertel (QLD) 8th
65-69 YRS: Jane Mountford (NSW) 2nd
70-74 YRS: Janice Iredale (NSW) 6th
20-24 YRS: Christian Huang (NSW) 5th
25-29 YRS: Craig Davis (WA) 2nd, Ryan Constance (VIC) 7th
30-34 YRS: Ben Wright (VIC) 6th
35-39 YRS: Luke Tuddenham (VIC) 7th
40-44 YRS: Hugh Bonney (NSW)10th
50-54 YRS: Barry Bodsworth (VIC) 5th, David Kelly (QLD) 7th, Michael Pratt (VIC) 8th, Clint Bain (VIC) 10th
55-59 YRS: Mark Windsor (NSW)4th
65-69 YRS: Robert Pickard (NSW) 1st
70-74 YRS: Stephen Parnell (QLD)1st
75-79 YRS: Peter Bennett (QLD) 5th