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Swapnali gets silver in Malaysian Triathlon

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Putting up an impressive show, India’s Swapnali Yadav clocked an aggregate time 0:33:05s to win a silver medal in the Junior International Triathlon 2012 in Malaysia.

Thirteen-year-old Swapnali finished second behind gold winner Zoe Bowden of the host nation, while Nuralia Mohammed Shamsir, also of Malaysia, won the bronze in the 15 years-and-under category for girls.

Swapnali did the 300m swim in 0:05:01 seconds, cycled 8km in 0:16:41 and the 2km run in 0:11:23 for an aggregate time of 0:33:05 seconds at the Water Sports Complex, yesterday.

“I am very happy with my performance. The competition was tough and I gave it my all towards the end to push Nuralia to the third place,” said Swapnali from Malaysia.

“I tried not to make the mistakes I had in the Asian Cup and this was a much better effort.”

Fifteen-year-old Bowden, who recently won the Asian Cup International Triathlon in the Philippines, clocked 0:29:17, while Shamsir was third in 0:33:46.

There were 169 participants from all over the world including, Macau, Thailand, China, Japan, Great Britain, Australia, Netherlands, USA and Malaysia.

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