Jessica Tuomela of Sault Ste. Marie and her guide Lauren Babineau of Victoria won the women’s visually impaired category
MAGOG, Que. — Five Canadians captured gold medals at a Para-triathlon World Cup race on Saturday.
Jessica Tuomela of Sault Ste. Marie and her guide Lauren Babineau of Victoria won the women’s visually impaired category. The two joined forces this year.
“We worked really well together today. We knew we had a good ride when the other men’s teams were patting us on the back saying how impressed they were,” said Tuomela.
“This race was our race, and we fought hard together. We pushed each other the all day, but never forgot to have fun along the way.”
Kamylle Frenette of Moncton, N.B., took gold in the women’s PTS5 category.
“The swim was tough. It felt like a wave pool out there, but the bike went well and the run was awesome,” said Frenette. “It was nice to have a flat course on the run. It was a great day all around.”
Meanwhile, Jon Dunkerley of Ottawa and his guide James Cook of Victoria won the men’s visually impaired classification.