Jodie Stimpson wins women`s triathlon, bags first medal of Glasgow Games

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 18:15

Glasgow: England`s Jodie Stimpson won the women`s triathlon gold at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday, the first medal of the multi-sport event.

Stimpson, a silver medal winner in the World Triathlon Series in 2013, sprinted clear with 400 metres remaining of the final 10km run to win a thrilling race that started with a 1.5km swim and a 40km cycle around Strathclyde Loch.

Canada`s Kirsten Sweetland claimed silver, with England`s Vicky Holland taking bronze in warm, sunny conditions.

AFP

First Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 18:50

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