Herald: Goa’s Nisha and Nicole win triathlon titles in Thonnur
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Goa’s Nisha and Nicole win triathlon titles in Thonnur

12 Sep 2018 05:55am IST

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Zubin finishes second in sprint triathlon

PANJIM: Goan triathletes Nisha Madgavkar and Nicole Pavri won first places in the 6th Thonnur Triathlon held near Mysuru, recently.

Both women triathletes were part of an eight-member team from Goa which dominated the event with a total of three podium finishes. Nisha Madgavkar, Goa’s most experienced triathlete came first overall beating back both men and women in the Olympic distance triathlon (1.5km lake swim + 40 kms cycling + 10 kms run) with a timing of 3:00:35 hours. Nicole Pavri won the women’s sprint category (50 metres lake swim + 20 km cycling + 5 km run) in a timing of 1:45: 33 hours.

Likewise, Zubin Rebello stood second in the men’s U-30 age group, sprint triathlon category clocking an impressive 1:40:22 hours.

Among the other Goan triathletes who participated in the Olympic distance triathlon, Vinayak Gaonkar finished fourth in 3:21:53 despite suffering two tyre punctures; Wilbert Egipsy, seventh in 3:27:13; Rahul Chandawarkar, 16th in 3:42:13 and Bhagwant Lotlikar, 35th  in 4:06:45 hours, while Agnelo D’Sa completed the sprint triathlon in 2:20:32 hours.

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