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Fanny Beisaron claimed Israel’s third medal of the Youth Olympics in Singapore
on Thursday, finishing first in the triathlon team competition.
who came sixth in the women’s event on Sunday, raced the final leg for the
Europe 1 team and helped it edge Oceania 1 for the gold medal.
18-year-old follows in the footsteps of Gili Haimovitz, who claimed Israel’s
first gold medal at the inaugural Youth Olympics in the taekwondo under-48
kilogram competition, and Yakov Toumarkin, who took a silver medal in the
100-meter backstroke final in Singapore.
Teams made up of two boys and
two girls from the same continent completed a mini-triathlon of a 250- meter
swim, 7-kilometer bike ride and 1.7-kilometer run before tagging a teammate to
start the next leg.
The Europe 1 team of Alois Knabl of Austria,
Hungary’s Eszter Dudas, Miguel Valente Fernandes of Portugal and Beisaron
finished the relay in 1 hour 19 minutes 51 seconds, just four seconds ahead of
Team triathlon is one of several formats the International
Olympic Committee is debuting at the Youth Games in Singapore, along
half-court 3-on-3 basketball, mixed swimming relays and BMX biking. IOC
President Jacques Rogge, who watched the team triathlon competition,
organizers haven’t decided yet whether the new format will be used at
Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Israel advanced on Thursday to
the quarterfinals of the men’s basketball tournament, played in a 3-on-3
after thrashing Turkey 32-19.AP contributed to this report.
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