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Age Group Team USA athletes compete at 2023 World Triathlon Age Group Championships in Pontevedra, Spain.
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24 Medals for Team USA Triathletes at 2023 World Triathlon Age-Group Super Sprint Distance Championships

by USA Triathlon

PONTEVEDRA, Spain — Twenty-four age group Team USA athletes won World Championship medals, including eight golds, on Friday, Sept. 22 at the 2023 World Triathlon Age-Group Super-Sprint Distance Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. 

Six U.S. women won gold, including Raphaela Lima in the 15-19 age group; Elizabeth Ordeman (20-24); Steph Popelar (55-59); Michelle Tuttle (60-64), Donna Smyers (65-69) and Sibyl Jacobson (80-84). 

The women’s 65-69 age group was a clean sweep for the U.S. women, led by Smyers, Susan Olesky for silver and Sheila Cotter with the bronze. 

Rick Kozlowski (70-74) and John Charman (85+) won the two World Championships for the U.S. men. 

The fast and furious Super-Sprint Distance Triathlon race on Friday started with a 300-meter swim in the Puente de los Tirantes and continued with a mostly flat 6.4-kilometer bike course, ending with a 1.6 km run. 

Nearly 400 U.S. multisport athletes representing age group Team USA are competing in Pontevedra at the 2023 World Triathlon Age-Group Championships, which also includes Sunday’s Standard-Distance Triathlon Championship and Standard-Distance Aquabike Championships. 

Two hundred forty-seven Team USA athletes in the Standard Triathlon will race a 1500-meter swim, 38.9-kilometer bike and a 10-kilometer run. The Standard-Distance Aquabike World Championship race includes 110 Team USA athletes who will take on the swim-bike format featuring a 1500m swim and 38.9k bike course. 

A finish line camera will be streaming the Age-Group Championships racing in Pontevedra and will be available to watch on-demand on TriathlonLive.tv. Live timing links are available here. Photos by World Triathlon from race day can be found in the online gallery.

Team USA is the group of age-group athletes that qualify at USA Triathlon National Championships for the right to represent the United States and compete in the World Triathlon World Championships, which attracts the best athletes representing over 50 countries each year. 

2023 World Triathlon Age-Group Super-Sprint Distance Championships Pontevedra

Pontevedra, Spain 

300-meter swim, 6.4k bike, 1.6k run

Complete Results

U.S. Podium Finishers

Female 15-19

1. Raphaela Lima, 27:18

F20-24
1. Elizabeth Ordeman, 27:39

F25-29
2. Jenny Gormley, 26:58

3. Olivia Christmann, 28:58

F35-39
2. Wendy Seguine, 29:35

F40-44

3. Melissa Langworthy, 29:12

F45-49

3. Marisa Rastetter, 28:32

F55-59
1. Steph Popelar, 27:38

F60-64
1. Michelle Tuttle, 30:21
2. Lisa Marquis, 31:41

F65-69
1. Donna Smyers, 32:43
2. Susan Olesky, 35:31
3. Sheila Cotter, 35:58

F70-74
3. Cande Olsen, 36:50

F75-79
2. Ruth Hamilton, 41:31

F80-84
1. Sibyl Jacobson, 53:42

M15-19

3. Julian Barre, 23:48

M35-39
2. Brek Minarik, 24:34

M65-69
3. Jim Taylor, 28:30

M70-74
1. Rick Kozlowski, 28:59

M75-79
3. Charles Perez, 34:04

M80-84
2. Ralph Ward, 45:49

3. Neil Genda, 48:54

M85+
1. John Charman, 55:11

Age Group Team USA athletes compete at 2023 World Triathlon Age Group Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. (Photo by World Triathlon)
Age Group Team USA athletes compete at 2023 World Triathlon Age Group Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. (Photo by World Triathlon)
Age Group Team USA athletes compete at 2023 World Triathlon Age Group Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. (Photo by World Triathlon)
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