“I don’t suppose anybody ought to underestimate Jake and the place he’s been … however what we noticed along with his fourth within the particular person competitors is he’s properly and actually again.
Birtwhistle was sixth after the swim and journey, however ran strongly to make up floor in his run to deliver Australia into third place albeit 25 seconds behind England when he handed over to Natalie van Coeverden.
She moved Australia into second after her swim, however slid shortly again into the chase group as soon as she moved onto the bike and run.
By the point Hauser acquired within the water, Australia had slipped to fifth, a long way behind the chase pack of three. He then delivered an impressive efficiency to pull Australia again handy over to Sophie Linn with Australia again with the chase pack now simply 16 seconds behind the English.
“I really like chasing. Simply put your head down and go after the rabbit in entrance,” he mentioned.
His swim and journey introduced Australia again into the chasing pack, his legs have been useless by the run, however he was in a position to maintain his place among the many pack behind Yee when he handed over to Sophie Linn
On Friday, Linn outsprinted Wales’ Non Stanford to overhaul her within the dash to the road and end fifth within the particular person race. On Sunday, she discovered herself as soon as extra going stride for stride together with her within the race to the road. This time it was a battle for silver.
This time it was Stanford who kicked and outlasted Linn.
“I hoped for a take two and she or he went and I used to be like ‘Oh no’ I didn’t fairly have the gear I had on Friday,” mentioned Linn.
“There was three of us vying for 2 positions (once they acquired off the bike) so there’s a whole lot of stress coming off the bike figuring out there’s solely two spots, however I knew I used to be going to provide it all the pieces.”
Linn and Stanford shortly dropped the Kiwi runner after which it was race between the 2 of them to determine silver and bronze.
“It was not a lot stress (figuring out you’d win) second or third positively. Non has a whole lot of followers on the market, a whole lot of ‘Go Nons’ and we actually battled up the again stretch,” mentioned Linn.
“I assumed perhaps I may get her within the final little bit as a result of we battled it out on Friday the identical manner, however she was simply all class and actually sturdy, so I’m joyful to deliver it residence for third.”
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