Bárbara Riveros was 25th in triathlon and confirmed that it was her last Games


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Bárbara Riveros was 25th in triathlon and confirmed that it was her last Games

Chilean athletes continue to see action at the Tokyo Olympics and now it was the turn of Bárbara Riveros, who competed in her fourth round of the five rings.

The national triathlete arrived in 25th place in the competition, which was threatened by the arrival of a typhoon and even forced a delay in discipline.

The Creole recorded a time of 2 hours, 2 minutes and 46 seconds, in a complex race, where the rain caused several participants to abandon due to falls in cycling.

Note that the Chilean was 25th in Beijing 2008, 16th in London 2012 and 5th in Rio 2016.

After his participation, he confirmed that these were his last games and announced a change of discipline: “They are my last games, the level is increasing more and more, I like to be honest with myself, if I do not have the level I am not interested in being in the last places (…) I will go to the long distance to experiment “.

“I do not think I will appear in Santiago 2023. I am 100% professional. When I have a fairly high standard, I think it is time to look. I will experiment in the long distance,” he added.

The gold in the women’s triathlon went to the Bermudian Flora Duffy, while the silver went to the British Georgia Taylor-Brown and the bronze the American Katie Zaferes.


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