Sharpe 22nd in triathlon

April 05, 2018
Jamaica's team to the Commonwealth Games enter the Carrara Stadium in the Gold Coast, Australia behind flag-bearer Alia Atkinson, during the Opening Ceremony yesterday.
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (right) are greeted by Louise Martin, president of the Commonwealth Games Federation as they arrive during the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia yesterday.
Dancers perform at Carrara Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, yesterday.


Jamaica's Llori Sharpe placed 22nd overall in the women's triathlon final at the Common-wealth Games yesterday.

Sharpe's time was one hour 11 minutes and 58 seconds. The 17-year-old St Andrew High student finished 15 minutes eight seconds behind gold medallist Flora Duffy of Bermuda, who completed the 750 metres open water swim, 20km cycle ride and 5km run in 56 minutes 50 seconds.

England's Jessica Learmonth (57.33) was second, while the bronze went to Canada's Joanna Brown in 57.38.

Thirty-year-old Duffy, a two-time World champion and the number one-ranked woman in triathlon, has been competing in the event since she was seven years old.

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