Commonwealth Games 2022 triathlon: Indian mixed relay team finishes 10th

Triathletes Sanjana Joshi, Pragnya Mohan, Adarsh MS and Vishwanath Yadav clocked 1:31:43 to finish 15:03 minutes behind winners England.

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The Indian quartet of Sanjana Joshi, Pragnya Mohan, Adarsh MS and Vishwanath Yadav finished 10th out of 12 at the mixed relay team triathlon event at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday.

The Indian triathletes clocked 1:31:43 at Sutton Park; 15:03 minutes behind gold medal winner England. Wales won the silver medal while defending champions Australia clinched the bronze.

In the mixed relay team, each triathlete in a team has to complete a 300m swim, a 5km bike ride and a 2 km run, in the particular order.

Alex Yee, gold medallist in the men’s triathlon, and Georgia Taylor-Brown, silver medallist in the women’s, led the English contingent along with Sophie Coldwell and Samuel Dickinson. England, silver medallists at Gold Coast 2018, finished the race at 1:16:40. 

Wales (1:17:26) and Australia (1:17:29) finished three seconds apart. Bronze medallists from CWG 2018, New Zealand finished fourth, just over half a second off the winners.

The Indian triathletes were making their debut at the CWG. Adarsh MS was the quicker male Indian (20:31) while Pragnya Mohan was the quickest woman (24:09).

Earlier, two-time South Asian champion Pragnya finished 26th in the 32-woman triathlon sprint distance event, while Sanjana was 28th; Vishwanath and Adarsh came 30th and 33rd, respectively, in the men’s individual triathlon.

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