Australian Dutton wins first gold at Nanjing Youth Olympics

IANS| Updated: Aug 17, 2014, 13:13 PM IST

Nanjing (China): Brittany Dutton of Australia took the first gold medal of the second Summer Youth Olympic Games by winning the women`s triathlon here Sunday.

Dutton registered a winning timing of 59 minutes and 56 seconds as she placed eighth in the 1.5km swimming at 10:21, ranked first in 40km biking at 31:00, and completed the 9.99km running first at 17:25, reports Xinhua.

Stephanie Jenks of the United States took the silver in 1:00:33, Emilie Morier of France placed third in 1:00:55, and Germany`s Kristin Ranwig fourth.

The Games, running till Aug 28, features 222 events in 28 sports for more than 3,700 athletes aged between 15 and 18.