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.
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