Allysa Seely defended her Paralympic triathlon crown after defeating her compatriot Haily Danz in an all-American fight at Odaiba Marine Park here in Tokyo.

There was just under a minute between the two triathletes, with Seely in 1 hour 1 minute 3 seconds triumphed and won her second gold medal in a row in the women’s PTS2.

It was one of four races in which the US won two of them in the first ever triathlon in Tokyo 2020.

Brad Snyder secured the second US gold medal in the men’s PTVI after breaking away from the rest of the field.

The American took the win in 1:01:16 when Spaniard Hector Catala Laparra in 1 : 02: 11 finished less than a minute behind him.

In the battle for the remaining medals, there were only 50 seconds between second and fifth place.

While Catala Laparra did enough to hold onto silver, the Japanese Satoru Yoneoka held the challenge Frances Thibaut Rigaudeau won bronze in 1: 02.20. 15 gold, while Anna Barbaro from Italy came second in 1:11:11 and the French woman Annouck Curzillat came third in 1:11:45.

The French woman Alexis Hanquinquant won the men’s PTS4 with a similar lead than she did came home from 59:58 in less than a minute.

Geoff Berkeley is a senior reporter at insidethegames.biz. After joining the Midlands-based newspaper publisher Bullivant Media in 2011, Geoff climbed the ranks to become editor of the Malvern Observer and sports editor of several other weekly titles. He was then named the Worcester Warriors Correspondent for the Worcester News, where he was nominated Sports Journalist of the Year at the Midlands Media Awards in 2016 and 2017. He also worked for Sportsbeat in 2020.

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