Russian double in Tartu as Turbayevskiy and Shulgina sprint to gold

Russian double in Tartu as Turbayevskiy and Shulgina sprint to gold

By David Peddie on 13/07/14 at 1:44 pm

Arina Shulgina and Vladimir Turbayevskiy claimed a golden double for Russia at the ETU European Sprint Triathlon Cup in Tartu, Estonia.

Shulgina’s victory was her second European win of 2014 and set the tone for a dominant Russian performance. Irina Abysova picked up another medal for the Federation with third place in the Women’s race.

Germany’s Lisa Sieburger was sandwiched on the podium between the two Russians in second place, her second successive silver medal finish after her performance in Kiev towards the end of last month.

In the Men’s race, Turbayevskiy timed his sprint to perfection as he stormed home on the final lap to claim his first victory of the season. It was tough on young Australian athlete Luke Willian, who led for most of this race but eventually had to settle for silver.

Valentin Meshcheryakov (KAZ) claimed a European bronze medal for Kazakhstan to complete the men’s podium.

Elite Men

1. Vladimir Turbayevskiy RUS RU 00:58:42
2. Luke Willian AUS AU 00:58:49
3. Valentin Mechsheryakov KAZ KZ 00:59:05
4. Giulio Molinari ITA IT 00:59:12
5. Stefan Zachäus LUX LU 00:59:15
6. Ron Darmon ISR IL 00:59:25
7. Daniel Hofer ITA IT 00:59:32
8. Casper Stenderup Korch DEN DK 00:59:39
9. Patrick Rhyner SUI CH 00:59:42
10. Aymeric Petel FRA FR 00:59:48

Elite Women

1. Arina Shulgina RUS RU 01:06:12
2. Lisa Sieburger GER DE 01:06:41
3. Irina Abysova RUS RU 01:06:55
4. Inna Ryzhykh UKR UA 01:07:12
5. Anel Radford RSA ZA 01:07:16
6. Veronica Signorini ITA IT 01:08:19
7. Kaidi Kivioja EST EE 01:08:41
8. Asa Annerstedt SWE SE 01:09:00
9. Sarah Lester AUS AU 01:09:21
10. Olga Agapova RUS RU 01:09:43

Find more details about this event - 2014 Tartu ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup